Review: Yonex VXF irons

If you're looking for a set of irons that deliver crisp feel, maximum forgiveness and value for money, look no further than the brand new Yonex VXF.

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Alex Perry
Tue, 1 Jan 2013

Review: Yonex VXF irons

First Look

If you're looking for a set of irons that deliver crisp feel, maximum forgiveness and value for money, look no further than the brand new Yonex VXF.

The VXF irons - standing for extreme forgiveness - have been engineered with a Double Undercut Cavity Construction that moves the centre of gravity further back to allow you to get the ball airborne, while giving you the benefit of the doubt should you hit one out the toe.

These irons also feature a reduced sole depth and secondary cavity that produces increased power from the face while expanding the sweetspot.

Designed with the mid-to-high handicap player in mind, the irons comprise an elastomer backing that dampens vibration for high levels of feel and utilise a lightweight True Temper Dynalite 100 steel shaft to help you hit the ball higher and further with more carry.

While I wouldn't say these irons were flying any further than my current set, they were going out there, and consistent in the sense balls were travelling nicely up off the face and landing soft.

But if you prefer the option of graphite, the irons also come in a lightweight, high-stability HS750 shaft that transfers maximum energy to the clubhead to give you extra feel.  

VXF irons have also been created with a 10% larger head that produces an increased MOI for increased accuracy and confidence at address. Although the top-line is rather thick, it's by no means off-putting.

The irons (5-SW) are available at £489 (graphite; stiff or regular, super light flex) and £349 (steel; stiff or regular). Both are available in left-handed versions.

Verdict

The confidence that extra forgiveness gives to mid-to-high handicap golfers - like me - is unprecedented as you can play to your maximum ability every time you take to the course. The VXF do exactly that, but most importantly, don't burn too much of a hole in the wallet. They also look very nice at address.

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IF you're looking for a set of irons that deliver crisp feel, maximum forgiveness and value for money, look no further than the brand new Yonex VXF.

The VXF irons - standing for extreme forgiveness - have been engineered with a Double Undercut Cavity Construction that moves the centre of gravity further back to allow you to get the ball airborne, while giving you the benefit of the doubt should you hit one out the toe.

These irons also feature a reduced sole depth and secondary cavity that produces increased power from the face while expanding the sweetspot.

Designed with the mid-to-high handicap player in mind, the irons comprise an elastomer backing that dampens vibration for high levels of feel and utilise a lightweight True Temper Dynalite 100 steel shaft to help you hit the ball higher and further with more carry.

While I wouldn't say these irons were flying any further than my current set, they were going out there, and consistent in the sense balls were travelling nicely up off the face and landing soft.

But if you prefer the option of graphite, the irons also come in a lightweight, high-stability HS750 shaft that transfers maximum energy to the clubhead to give you extra feel.  

VXF irons have also been created with a 10% larger head that produces an increased MOI for increased accuracy and confidence at address. Although the top-line is rather thick, it's by no means off-putting.

The irons (5-SW) are available at £489 (graphite; stiff or regular, super light flex) and £349 (steel; stiff or regular). Both are available in left-handed versions.

Verdict

The confidence that extra forgiveness gives to mid-to-high handicap golfers - like me - is unprecedented as you can play to your maximum ability every time you take to the course. The VXF do exactly that, but most importantly, don't burn too much of a hole in the wallet. They also look very nice at address.

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Follow @Golfmagic and like our Facebook page for all the latest golf news, views and reviews.

Golfmagic reviews in association with Urban Golf, offering more than 60 championship courses across three venues in Kensington, Soho and Smithfield. If you want to keep your game in shape this winter, Urban Golf have some great winter offers including cut-price lessons and simulator hire. Click here for more.