Innovator XXX

Identified by Benross as the 'ultimate game improvement iron' these clubs are aimed at the club golfer looking for exceptional playability from their irons to help lower scores.' Available in men's RH only and in regular of stiff flex (D1 swingweight) ? If

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Bob Warters
Mon, 8 Mar 2010
Innovator XXX

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PRICE: £299.99 YEAR: from 2010

I've always had a soft spot for the company's clubs because it has consistently produces golf equipment that generates confidence and delivers consistency. Even if you're having a bad day on the course you shrug it off because you know the tools are not to blame - they're solid and forgiving and engineered to offer help even though you're tending to ignore it.

The combination of a wide sole and deep centre of gravity cut down the miss-hits and get the ball airborne while weight pads in the toe and heel have a role to play in keep the head stable at impact.

The oversize head and deep cavity, have an X-factor reminiscent of Callaway's earlier creations but without the exaggerated offset.

Benross sent me the 6- and 8-iron to sample and both generated plenty of height and stop and well as consistency of moderate distance (150 and 130 yards respectively for me).

And I really appreciated the pitching wedge, particularly for short shots around the green, the combination of thin face and cavity back made those delicate chips run straight and true like a long, well struck putt.

Verdict

Available in a 5-iron to PW set - with a 4-iron option - these Innovator X irons have the added attraction of an excellent Aldila DVi shaft - certainly worth the extra 50 quid on the standard Concept Steel-shaft version (£249).

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