Last year A-Grind was officially started a new brand from famous club designer and tour service rep Yusuke Ako-san who was in the past the lead designer for Royal Collection in 2004 to 2013 for all their clubs including woods, irons, wedges, and utilities.
With 1 year under his belt and his own company he has made a lot of progress with nearly a dozen products released and in just a short time professional victories in the bags of winners. In this post we will go over his new version CMB Hybrid Iron or what TSG calls a driving iron, follow the jump to continue…
Fourteen Type 7 Driving Hybrid Iron – You seen it on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, we have been seeing variants of these for more than a year on the Japan Tour and now it’s been sent to us for testing and eval. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, This is a near perfect driving iron that is highly refined, from it’s angles, feel, forgiveness and overall performance it hit’s all marks for the player type it’s intended for.
So who is it intended for? I’d have to say the low/mid handicapper who want’s to shoot tight accurate bullets to land in 2 on a par 5, or I can imagine it’s extremely usefull off the tee on tricky par 4’s or longer par 3’s, yes there are higher launching more forgiving driving irons and hybrids that can be used but none as evolved as this in my opinion. Follow the Jump for more pics and review…
Honma Golf has had gigantic success in decades past catering to the slower swinging wealthy segment of golfer, yet that very same success acts as a double edged sword as now there is a preconceived notion that Honma only produces blingy golden clubs for older ladies & gentlemen.. and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m going to highlight one of their recent products that I just had to have the 2013 TW-U driving iron.
I’m a driving iron junkie, lots of options have recently caught my eye but the #1 concern was always forgiveness & accuracy, so why not use a hybrid wood? Because of accuracy, I rarely ever go OB with a driving iron while with a hybrid I can from time to time. In a nutshell it’s my belief that Driving irons are safer and more accurate with a tighter dispersion IF you excel in iron play over wood play. At the same time If you don’t get the ball up easily, and have a slower swing speed I suggest considering hybrid woods.