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TaylorMade RAC LT Iron Review

This club is another member of what I like to call the "plays like a blade, looks like a blade, but has a small cavity to add forgiveness" family.

 

The LT is a very clean looking club both on the sole and the top line and has very minimal offset. In keeping with its RAC cousins, there is also a small weight cartridge in the cavity along the sole and the club is finished in nickel chrome. I sell this club to the better player who wants to be able to work the ball but at the same time have some room for error. Most of these players don't have a problem getting the ball in the air so they are looking for a club that produces a low trajectory (LT = low trajectory… go figure). I have had a few customers also comment that it is one of the easiest clubs to hit if you like to play a lot of knock downs because of its high center of gravity. They also comment on its soft feel and remarkable forgiveness for such a small club. To be honest with you I really have to think about any negative comments I've had regarding this club. My only concern in selling it is that the player knows what they are getting into. The majority of golfers I see would be much better off with the TaylorMade RAC OS or even the TaylorMade RAC HT. People should buy a club because it is going to help them improve and not because someone on tour plays it.

 

The stock shafts are also designed for the better player. Halfway through the 2004 season TaylorMade (at least in this neck of the woods) changed the stock shaft from a Rifle to a Dynamic Gold. This made some TaylorMade diehards a bit upset as they were use to Rifle shafts in their previous sets (TaylorMade has used Rile shafts as their stock shafts for a while). TaylorMade is good with custom orders and any dealer should have a list of other shaft options.

 

It has taken a while for TaylorMade to make another club that the lower handicap player might enjoy. The last real success they had in this demographic (in my opinion anyways) was probably the Burner of the late 90's. A club like the RAC LT combined with TaylorMade's continued commitment to their Tour Preferred (TP) line should keep them in the good books of better players for years to come.

 

Overall Rating – 70%

 

Target Handicap – 10 and below

 

Ball Flight – Low to Mid

 

Offset – Minimum

 

Finish – Nickel Chrome

 

Construction – Cast

 

Shafts – Dynamic Gold steel, Rifle steel

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