YONEX EZONE XPG

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

www.yonex.com Avail­abil­ity: 5-SW

Stock shaft: KBS C-Ta­per 90+ (s) Yonex EX310 (g)

7i loft/length: 29.5° / 37”

TECH: The XPG fea­tures a dou­ble un­der­cut cav­ity be­hind an ul­tra-thin chro­moly spring steel club­face to max­imise ball speeds even on mishits. A “Dual Tung­sten Power” sys­tem adds 4g to the head­weight, mean­ing you swing at the same speed but the head trav­els quicker.

WE SAY: The head’s quite large from toe to heel, there’s not much off­set and a slimmed down top-edge gives a sleek look. For us it’s much more a club for those af­ter a good look­ing but for­giv­ing iron, in­stead of golfers want­ing out and out dis­tance and for­give­ness. Loft-wise the XPGs are pretty strong so it’s nat­u­ral they gave us pow­er­ful carry num­bers. In­ter­est­ingly Chris Ryan’s two long­est shots came from toe (10mm) and heel (9mm) strikes, sug­gest­ing Yonex’s “chro­moly” steel faces are do­ing ex­actly what they should and max­imis­ing face flex.

VER­DICT: A re­ally solid iron. We par­tic­u­larly like how the light­weight KBS C-Ta­per 90 comes as the stan­dard steel shaft, which thanks to its lower weight has the abil­ity to im­prove club speed.

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