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www.ben­ross­ Avail­abil­ity: 4-GW

Stock shaft: KBS Tour 90 (s) Kuro Kage (g)

7i loft/length: 30° / 37”

TECH: A heat-treated cup face pro­vides faster ball speeds from a larger area of the face, to max­imise dis­tance and for­give­ness.

WE SAY: If pick­ing your next set of irons was just about num­bers – ball speed, dis­tance, price – many golfers wouldn’t look past the Type R. Un­for­tu­nately, we buy with our eyes as much as we do on per­for­mance, and that’s where the Type R comes un­der scru­tiny. Its head has an un­usu­ally low heel/high toe de­sign, which gives a very dif­fer­ent ap­pear­ance. None of our testers re­ally felt any love for it. At Simon’s slower swing speed the

Type R recorded the joint fastest in­di­vid­ual ball speed (109mph), while for our pro it was just be­hind his long­est av­er­age carry.

VER­DICT: The cup face is clearly do­ing a job, though re­mem­ber the loft’s pretty strong, too. KBS shafts and Golf Pride grips are com­po­nents you’ll find in other top brands.

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