MD GOLF SUPERSTRONG STR
www.mdgolf.co.uk Availability: 4-PW
Stock shaft: Precision Rifle (s) Mitsubishi Rayn JAVLN (g) 7i loft/length: 30° / 37”
TECH: A wide sole, undercut cavity back and thick top edge ensure maximum playability when shots are hit off-centre.
WE SAY: We’ve got to hand it to MD Golf, the Superstrongs have got some serious shelf appeal. They might not boast any of the springy face or speed pocket tech like some, but they were more than capable of keeping up when it came to ball speed and carry. By posting a just above-average ball speed and carry distance across all three testers, and considering the subUS$385 price point, we’d say the STR’s are a decent value option. The head has a decent sized cavity back, a reasonably wide and forgiving sole and yet the top edge doesn’t swell to obese levels, either. It all stacks up to a solid iron.
VERDICT: MD are not as widely available as they once were and they’re not quite as keen to offer custom fitting on their 2017 line up, either. But that doesn’t take away from the STR being a decent proposition for club golfers, especially those shopping on a budget.