Kick X MA-Nine Irons Might "Forge" A Better Game
There's a new player in the club market who has produced a set of irons that you might want to consider if you're looking for an upgrade.
Designer Mark Adams in no newcomer to the golf industry. He has produced some of the most popular irons ever, including the Tommy Armour 845s, back in the day when they were extremely popular.
Adams has teamed with Medicus Golf to bring the Kick X MA-Nine irons to the marketplace.
We managed to get our hands on the irons for a test drive and what transpired was eye-opening.
The first thing you'll notice about the MA-nines is the clean look, the top line is beautiful, they look great when you set up to the golf ball.
Forged irons have been a distant memory for me. As we age, they simply don't work as well as they once did. They're considered the younger, low-handicap player's club, even the modern versions out there.
These MA-nines perform just like forged irons, they brought back fond memories of great shots back in the day when I was an accomplished junior player. The "Nines" are cast with a 431-9 metal that gives them the feel, the softness of forged irons. Adams has produced a face that has the largest sweet spot in the market and an incredible COR.
Combine that COR and the huge sweet spot and you have the formula for improved shots. On our "test drive" these babies were amazing. The feel is wonderful. I added at least 20 yards over my old clubs and these "Nines" were amazingly easy to hit.
They have the True Temper Dynalite 110 shafts and they help make these clubs the real deal.
I had ideal wind conditions, a good 10-15 mph breeze. That way I was able to hit shots into the wind and downwind. The "Nines" produced both ways. Loved the trajectory downwind, the ball checked nicely and into the wind, I was amazed at the launch I got and even more amazed at how far the ball carried. On one shot, I had about 145 yards into a gusting breeze that was at least a club and a half and my shot went 10 yards over the green.
I was shocked at the carry.
The combination of distance and accuracy had me sold. One shot was hit toward the toe but it didn't matter, I still got the full carry of the six-iron, about 165 yards into a pretty good wind. I never dreamed of hitting any shots that distance before I tried these irons.
Now here's where it gets even better. I spent a lot of time chipping with the clubs. Incredible. I believe that is where most people fail to really test clubs when they're looking for a new set. This is where the MA-Nines were even more outstanding. Love that forged feel on short shots and that's where we save strokes, isn't it?
I had wandered the marketplace for quite a while. A lot of "game improvement" clubs simply didn't have the look I wanted and I knew the forged clubs were not right for my 10-handicap skill level and my Champions Tour-eligible age.
The bottom line is that I've been looking at irons for about a year now. I've tested a bunch. There are a lot of good clubs out there but nothing that jumped out and grabbed me by the collar and said "This IS your new set."
My search is over. Mark Adams has produced a club that blew me away. I'm a walking golfer and even the sound of the irons clicking in my bag reminds me of the days of forged clubs in my bag as a junior golfer.
I'm into due diligence and research. That's why I've been on this trail for more than a a year now. I would encourage you to read more about these irons and take a look at Mark Adams explaining the technology of these clubs.
You can go to the Kick X MA-Nine site at www.GolfShopCentral.com.
Check it out, you might just forge yourself a new iron game.