Introducing the 2013 TourStage X-BLADE 909 Limited Edition irons. These irons deserve their very own blog post not because they are rare & limited but because TourStage has done a fantastic job evolving their muscle back over the years making the 909 in my opinion their best effort yet.
So how is it different than previous years? The biggest thing for me was it’s feel & finish. TourStage has moved to the center a bit to please muscle back enthusiasts by providing us a softer feel at impact and a fully brushed satin finish.
How’s it look? I think it’s beautiful with little to improve. From the clean and uncluttered pressed text on the back face to it’s attractive shape from just about every angle TourStage seems to have finally figured out what TSG’ers are looking for in a muscle back. Of course this all takes back seat to how it actually performs and we are happy to report that these deliver.
Several customers jumped on these early to ensure they receive a set. A few of these customers placed an order sight unseen and when their irons were delivered 100% of these lucky TSG’ers are ecstatic about well… just about everything.
Feel is a big deal here If you’ve hit Limited X-Blades of past you know to expect feedback by design. What that means is anything hit off center you get a more harsh, firm, some say clicky feel. That ha changed by a good margin with these new 909 X-Blades. TS has softened these up while still maintaining great feedback.
When it comes to setup, the 909 could be the sexiest of them all, what say you? It’s not often a brand gets everything right and while I can literally pick out a ton of things to change with just about any iron in seconds this one has me stumped. It’s near perfect. We took the 6 iron and PW out to the range for some testing and it was praise across the board. Better ball strikers loved these with a capital L!
This time we let anyone give these a whack, watching a 20+ handicaper try to hit blades is not pretty and naturally the comments were negative in all areas, It’s too small, feels harsh, can’t get it in the air all sorts of problems. But once we moved toward the scratch even plus players it was as if they were in paradise. Comments like super easy to work, the most beautiful iron they have seen. When I asked about feel they all said not bad but when I told them that these are designed to give you accurate feedback about where you hit the ball on the face thats when the players got excited and began to notice how valuable that is and something we rarely find in other blades as this extreme. Every single digit player with good ball striking skills left saying wow so those are Japanese golf clubs…
I don’t know what else to say about these. Near Perfect sums it up for me as far as blades go. It’s sole is slim, with a nice blunted leading edge. Trajectory is low/mid obviously much of that depends on the shaft. Finish is flawless, setup is near perfect, feel well I personally wouldnt mind a touch softer but the better players said that the feedback is one of the best and most unique things about this iron.
These are limited irons guys and if you need a set it’s time to contact one of our staff immediately. I believe within a week all will be gone. We have a topic in the forums you can join for more discussion on these particular irons and I will be posting up more info on the other new irons, wedges, woods, and drivers shortly as well.