BALDO COMPETIZIONE 568S Forged Irons – Made of Japan S20C using a process called CF-Compression Forged for a tighter grain producing a more dense and buttery feel at impact these I would call a forgiving players cavity back. Something not usually seen in forged irons are CNC milled grooves and milling marks across the entire face that is something usually reserved for wedges.
I have hit these and my opinion as well as more photos after the jump…
First thing to note is its finish is very nice a bright flat no gloss nickel chrome satin finish, it’s so white you barely see the words COMPETIZIONE written on the head. There are three separate cavities on the back face of the club and the center cavity has more metal filled in there while the heel and toe areas are more shallow.
So I’ve hit these with S200’s and must admit while they look a bit NEO or modern this thick topline and it’s shape give you confidence you may not consider these a players CB after hitting them because they are so easy to hit for their size, I’m talking close to the ONOFF Forged in forgiveness yet the feel is very different I compare it’s feel to the totally bad ass RomaRo Type-R Irons. So I consider these midsized to compact in size.
Offset minimal but still present, neck has a curved transition into the top line, face is totally non glare and the feel is rewarding, addicting, baldo just always had a nack for making great feeling irons.
These are long distance wise as well I noticed them equal to the ONOFF kuro forged, now not many irons can rival the kuro’s and I think the kuro’s still edge these out in fit and finish but in feel/forgiveness/distance its too close to call Baldo has done a really good job here. I haven’t hit these in the rain but the full face milling is supposed to help a lot in that department.
See this view above, I can see some gooseneck in there but turn it over and it doesn’t look the same, this sole width and curvature is just right, leading edge is rounded, there is a slight overhang under the sole where the cavity begins.
These are not nearly as workable as a blade but they are more workable than the Kuro’s and I figure because these don’t have tungsten heel and toe weights to increase MOI, that’s a good thing because without them they are the Kuro’s rivals oh yea and one more thing I noticed is it has a lower ball flight than the Kuros so if your playing firm conditions you can get extra roll that way.
close up of the flat no glare face with milling marks, and a unique shape. Baldo’s clubs just look unique compared to others very prominent design language across all the clubs.
There isa slightly larger 568G version that we will get into in the future but I decided to give these a whack because they seem to be the perfect blend of size, forgiveness, and distance for most players.