TaylorMade R9 SuperMax Irons Is Subjective
Now that I've received the cheap TaylorMade R9 SuperMax Irons from TM for testing I realize that I was visually fooled into calling them mid sized, and that's a good thing. One of the biggest complaints about higher handicapper or so called game improvement irons is usually their bulky size and enlarged dimensions and offset creating an awkward balance and appearance at address. The shovel appearance of game improvement irons is often enhanced by a huge goose neck or in simple terms too much offset. The new R9 Supermax iron is NOT like this at all.
The TaylorMade R9 SuperMax Irons features long and mid irons with a 2 piece undercut cavity design and shorter irons in a 1 piece design with no undercut. The long irons feature a 17-4 body and a custom 455 face while the 8 to wedges are all 17-4 SS. The irons do have some offset especially in the longer irons which becomes progressively less as the irons get shorter. The lofts are ultra strong with a 23* 5 iron again showing a big focus on distance.
Feel is subjective and some players might like the slightly more deadened feel especially those with aching joints and those who don't strike the sweet spot consistently. The foamed and plugged cavity of the R9 Supermax as brand name golf equipment dampens vibrations well and off center hits don't rattle the hands. Miss hits also don't lose much in distance.
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