Titleist launched two new irons at this week’s Marbella Trade Show ‘Premier Golf 2001’ when Golfmagic went behind the scenes amid over 100 exhibitors to see what’s next in line for Europe’s club golfers.
|The new Titleist 762 irons.|
The DCI 762 replaces the DC1 990 as the new flagship of the DCI family of irons this new blade, says Titleist, incorporates thin face technology and a multi-piece carbon with a Mylar cavity insert ‘to provide unparalleled feel, increased playability, and modern flight characteristics.’
The clubs are said to feature a progressive offset, a slightly larger face with double the cavity back volume of the DC1 990.
‘It allows players to hit long irons more easily without sacrificing the opportunity to ‘work’ shots – controlled fade or draw through the air – with more ease.’
The re-shaped heads mean that short irons will produce ‘a flatter more controlled flight,’ adds Titleist.
The DCI 762s (3-PW, plus 1-, 2-iron and 50-degree wedge options) will be available in the New Year, though a retail price has yet to be confirmed.
As for the DCI 822OS (over-size) irons, they are aimed at the mid to higher-handicap market, offset with game improvement features, including a longer blade and larger clubface – rated by Titleist as its ‘most forgiving DCI iron yet’.
Again, eight irons will be available (3-PW), with at least three more iron options with graphite or steel shafts.
Meanwhile High Wycombe-based MacGregor revealed a VIP muscle-back V-Foil iron, designed to direct almost 50% more clubhead in the hitting area.
This, says MacGregor, who have developed irons for the demanding Jose-Maria Olazabal, translates to more power, more forgiveness and a solid feel at impact, even for strikes which are hit off-centre.
Wilson’s Deep Red irons feature a deeper cavity that enables the weight in the clubhead to be low and further back, to get the ball in the air more quickly with improved feel for the shot not quite hit out of the ‘meat.’