Hot Speed irons

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Charlie Lemay
Tue, 12 Nov 2013

A well balanced iron which provides all the attributes needed for a middle handicapper. Good workability and forgiveness.

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Good feel, fogiving, easy to work
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £249.99 YEAR: from 2013

Extreme perimeter weighting is exaggerated by reducing the face thickness, whilst also enhancing feel by maintaining a consistently thin club-face. The MAX Iron is coupled with either an Aldila HOTCORE or Concept 10 Hi-Launch Shaft, to help golfers launch shots on a powerful high trajectory, increasing flight time and carry distance.

I have been impressed by the entire Speed range from Benross so far so I was eager to get my hands on the Hot Speed irons aimed at the middle handicappers among us.


Unlike the other irons in the Speed range the Hot Speeds are finished in an elegant black. Simple branding on the back of the club gives the iron an overall chic look.

It has a small amount of offset as well as a medium-to-thin top line and medium sole. The cavity on the back lets you know it’s going to give you a bit of help and it can be seen at address with the long irons.

The Hot Speed irons have a lovely balance to them which makes hitting the ball seem effortless. In conjunction with a soft feel it provides a great user experience.

Distance-wise the irons provide an average length although they outperform many in their category in the workability stakes. I was able to work the ball easily in all directions.

It offers just the right amount of forgiveness for middle handicappers. If you totally mishit it you will be punished but there is a decent amount of leeway.

Off the face it feels springy and it has a nice penetrating ball flight with low spin.

Verdict

A well balanced iron which provides all the attributes needed for a middle handicapper. Good workability and forgiveness. 

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