The New Crossovers
Fusing classic irons with big-time tech.
The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the world’s best: About nine in 10 players on the PGA Tour use some form of cavityback or hollow iron for at least part of their iron set. “We’re still going to chock it full of as much technology as we can,” Mizuno’s Chris Voshall says. “But the priority is the package it’s in, not just the technology it offers.” Here are four new irons that might make us look better than we are.
november 2017 Photograph by Justin Fantl