TaylorMade R11 Iron Review
Hello everyone, thanks for stopping in. Its review time once again at SirShanks. Today we are looking at the TaylorMade R11 irons. TaylorMade provides better individual features in different iron sets, but the R11s do a great job of combining everything into one set making it one of the most diverse sets TaylorMade has ever designed.
The TaylorMade R11 irons feature a progressive top line throughout the entire set. The clubs appear slightly larger than a typical players iron. In addition, the set has a slight progressive off-set. Players will quickly notice the red “Precision Weight Port” at the center of the back of R11 irons. It is designed to maintain the same swing weight and center of gravity in each iron. Although the red port is a popular topic among critics, it is not noticeable in the address position. Therefore, it should be a non factor when it comes to visual appeal. The irons look easy to hit and rates 8 out of 10.
The R11 irons are positioned right in the middle of the TaylorMade iron line. The R11s are a very diverse set that players of many different ability levels can play. The TaylorMade R11 features a multi-functional sole which allows you to hit from a good lie or dig down through difficult lies and get the ball in the air. Ball control is fairly consistent with the R11 irons. The R11 irons perform very similar in distance compared to my current set and other similar sets on the market. If a player is looking for more distance TaylorMade has a much longer set in the Rocketballz (RBZ). However, the R11 allows each player the ability to be more precise with distance control. The R11s are very forgiving and consistent clubs. The R11s produce a mid to high ball flight throughout the entire set. They are a very nice set and rate at 8 out of 10.
The R11 irons have an excellent feel and forgiveness. The clubs are diverse and can be played by low and mid handicap players. The slightly larger club head size increases the size of the sweet spot. TaylorMade utilizes the company’s inverted cone technology for improved forgiveness in the R11 irons. Off center hits feel decent and still produce long and straight shots. There is only a subtle loss in distance. Overall the clubs are consistent and players should quickly learn what to expect from the R11 irons. They rate 8 out of 10.
As mentioned before, the forgiveness, accuracy and consistency will benefit low and high handicap players. Everything about this set is good. Players who prefer a club with a players look will enjoy how they closely resemble the TaylorMade MC irons. The price is very affordable at around $799 for a set of eight steel irons. That actually sets them under some of the competitors such as the Titleist AP2 irons and identical to the Ping i20. Definitely give the clubs a test if you are interested in a new set of irons. I really like the diverseness of this set. Golfers of many different ability levels will gravitate toward the R11s and I rate them 9 out of 10.