VX Proto (steel)

Undercut cavity back to increase forgiveness, thin face technology, players' head profile; toe and heel weighting; narrower sole width. Available in right-hand only in regular or stiff flex (D1 swingweight). Graphite version (also 5-PW)

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Bob Warters
Thu, 11 Mar 2010
VX Proto (steel)

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PRICE: £279.00 YEAR: from 2010




Benross has stuck its neck out with its claim that these VX Proto irons are 'simply the best iron available for the mid-handicap golfer.'
 
Compared to its new  Innovator XXX stablemate, it's perhaps more suited to a better player - though not that much better - because of a slightly narrow top line and a square, less rounded sole.

I found the Proto a tad more accurate than the Innovator XXX but possibly because the steel shaft (True Temper Dynamic Lite)  has that tendency over graphite (Aldila DVS-i). The back cavity is less pronounced and the head is more compact and less offset.   

An added bonus is that specialist 52 deg and 56 deg Zip-It wedges are available with the set along with a 4-iron.

Verdict

Strong claims from Benross about its 'players iron' and will certainly find favour from those with little experience of the brand. Personally I found the Innovator XXX irons more forgiving.

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