I’m a shade under a 9 handicap. Good driving sets up my game for good scoring. The resulting cheap Taylormade R11 Irons is a marriage of the Burner and Tour Preferred lines. I’m not a very high-ball hitter and prefer lighter weight shafts, but standard swing weight irons. I can effectively play ‘off-the-rack’ setups out of the box as they’re very close to my actual specs.
I like the progressive variable-thickness design that features thinner faces in the long irons (to increase ball speed) and thicker faces in the short irons to promote control. This is a nice choice for those who realize that shooting in the 70s is a once-a-year—not a once-a-week—occurrence.
I’ve been playing taylormade tour preferred irons 2014 for the better part of the summer with success. I’ve only played forged irons for several years because I love forged feel. I’ve tried some cast clubs and disliked every one. They feel solid and are very accurate. Turf interaction on dry and wet days has been great, and they’re very consistent. I don’t find them clunky, even coming from playing MCs.
The heads are larger than a typical players club. These are geared for scratch to 20 handicaps, so they will be larger than cheap taylormade rocketbladez irons. The heads are progressive in shape, but that’s not noticeable when playing like Burners. The leading edge is sharper and there’s less camber to appeal to a better player. I don’t mind clubhead size as much as I do offset. The R11 offset is less than I thought.
The presentation I saw stated that on shots hit out of rough, the R11 irons put 1600 more RPM on the ball than taylormade burner 2.0 irons for sale. On course, I can say that this is absolutely true. On shorter irons, a ball hasn’t spun more than a few feet from its pitch mark for me — most stopping a foot away. On longer irons, the spin / trajectory is excellent.
Overall, the clubs just feel very solid. I feel like I can really hammer the ball, but the results will be positive. On poor swings, distance loss is more than acceptable — I still found the green on numerous occasions.