The PRGR RS FORGED Iron has just been released! The RS Series is Pro Gear’s athlete player line up making this new RS Forged version iron their professional model along with the Tune series. PRGR has just released the RS and RS Forged iron along with new Drivers, fairway and hybrids. Follow the jump to get the scoop on RS Forged Iron…
The new RS Forged is a 2 piece players iron using an S20C body and an SAE 8655 steel face for more distance. Many brands are moving to two pieces for increased distance, forgiveness or the ability to produce a larger size head with the proper head weight. It has it’s pro’s and con’s of course for example forged purists do not want to hit stainless faces. some think there are hot spots on the face. then those who like to tweak lie and loft at will may not be able to.
Deep within the head, the new RS Forged iron has a vibration dampening material they call Flash One. The reviews claim it feels the ball is being sucked into the face pushed off strong, intriguing description.
As you can see in the photos above the iron has a compact appearance despite being multi-piece. Its offset is progressive with more in the long irons yet very minimal and next to none in the short. The top line is not chunky at all and the overall shape lends itself to a blend of forgiveness with pretty good visuals.
When comparing the RS FORGED to the also new RS (non forged) there is, of course, the body material and the fact that this forged version’s face is rolled whereas both the body and face of the standard model are cast. The standard model uses AM355 maraging steel (face) and soft 8620 (body).
The Forged has less offset a thinner topline weaker lofts and different shaft options and specs.
Lofts are stronger than most players irons. With the PW coming in at 44*. There are also many custom shaft options to consider but base options are the DG 105/120 and PRGR steel spec M-37 Regular / M40 SR / M43 Stiff flex. to purchase please (click here)