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On 2005-03-17, Steve Reade rated these Irons a 5...(5212)
I bought these directly from Innovex and paid $399 I was looking to replace some graphite shafted irons that I had had custom-made. A club fitter friend advised me that improvements to my swing were being hampered by the clubs. He advised a heavier shaft, +2 degree lie angle (more vertical) and a 1" longer shaft, which was long to begin with (I'm 6'2" 240lb.s).
I looked at many reviews and wound-up on the Innovex web site where I filled-out their self-fitting questionaire. Kevin Downey called me back the next day and spent at least an hour talking to me about MY swing and how best to make the clubs. I got a fully custom-fitted set of irons at a ridiculously low price (he sells direct because the retailer market is swamped with the Name Brands).
In addition, I was intrigued with the concept of clubs ranging from lob wedge to 4 iron that had overlapping distances; that is, there were NO gaps in coverage -- no 'tweeners that I had to hit 3/4 shots or 110% shots to reach.
And ... that's how it works on the practice range (we still have snow on the ground), but they perform and feel beautiful. I might add that Kevin (he's my best buddy now -- it's great having a friend in the business and we talk frequently) put on premium Lambkin cord grips and the step-less steel shafts (heavier to slow my swing for added power -- golf truly is a game of opposites) look 'way cool. I get eye-balled all the time. These irons are a terrific value and Kevin's the greatest.
Randolph, NJ Hey...what's not to love? These are the best clubs I've ever swung. I started with Square Two five years ago, went to fitted Pings about three years ago, replaced them with custom-made graphite-shafted forged irons last year, and now the Innovex irons.
My swing has gone from 80mph to 125+mph and hit my driver (Titleist 983 10.5 heavy shaft) near 300 yds consistently. My handicap went from 20 five years ago to less than 10 now (it lapsed last summer when I overhauled my swing and learned the Mike Austin swing).
These clubs are consistent, consistent, consistent with good feedback on mis-hits like I got with my forged clubs...how long you hit them is up to you. I hit my P about 125 yds., my 9 140, my 5 180, my 4 200+.
See above for details, however, they are about as well made as any iron I've seen. Premium materials, grips, shafts (you have many options and Kevin gives great advice). He is also willing to exchange/replace clubs that don't feel right (if you need to shorten/lengthen or use a different shaft) at no charge. The club heads look appealing and rugged; the step-less steel shaft looks very clean and slick and is a real eye-catcher.
Innovex offers a remarkable concept (no gaps in iron distance coverage), a fully custom-fitted club that looks great, is made from the best materials, and is backed by a man who genuinely knows golf and really wants his customers to play well and enjoy his clubs.
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On 2005-06-22, Dennis Buchmiller rated these Irons a 5...(5703)
I am 64 years of age and preparing for retirement golf next year. I hadn't played for 12 years when I started again in April this year. I play "The Landings", an 18-Hole course at Chesterfield, MO. I was a consistent low 80's shooter in the 1970's. I have never been able to hit a driver straight.I played the first three rounds with my old set of Hogan Director’s that I purchased in 1973. An acquaintance told me I should consider new clubs because today’s technology makes for better accuracy and distance. He also believed that now that I was 64 years old, today’s lighter weight clubs would benefit me greatly. 80's I started research on the Internet for new clubs. Must have visited all the major brand sites, including INNOVEX. I went to their web site and read everything there was about their irons and the company. I then called the sales department and was lucky enough to connect with Kevin Downey. There was no sales pitch or pressure, but he showed much interest in my physical condition and makeup. He answered my questions and concerns like a true professional. His explanation for the need of four different wedges made an awful lot of sense to me. I was very comfortable with his answers and suggestions. I was surprised when he asked me to re-measure the distance from my wrist to the floor, as he thought I must have measured incorrectly. He was right and I then understood that he was genuinely interest in giving me the correct product, not just making a sale.
I had considered several other brands for purchase, but it became evident to me that the INNOVEX design and quality were going to be just as good, if not better than the most of the others. The new set was to include “hybrid” four and five irons. I was pleasantly surprised that the new set of clubs was going to be hundreds of dollars cheaper than the other brands I was considering. ($390)
I made a good choice by purchasing them in early May. I admit, they felt very different than my old clubs, but definitely not uncomfortable. Mostly, they felt lighter and shorter in length. While trying them at the range, I noticed I wasn't swinging nearly as fast, or should I say as "hard" as I was with the old ones. I wasn't getting as much distance as I was with the old ones (10 to 15 yards less), but I was hitting the ball straighter. After playing three rounds, I was elated with the accuracy and decided that I could live with the shorter distance. I am still figuring out the distances of each of the four wedges. I like the way I can get height and "bite" from each of them, especially the 60-degree lob wedge. Now, after eight rounds, I have regained much of the lost distance. It is fair to say that if I hadn’t seen the improvement in accuracy immediately, I may not have been so optimistic and maybe would have had other problems. At any rate, I am 100% satisfied with Innovex Irons. There are no negatives at this time. Top notch.
I have since purchased a 3-Wood from them. I went to the range the evening it arrived. I topped the first two shots, but solidly hit about ten in a row after that. I have used it as a driver since then, with very acceptable results. I am optimistic about eventually reaching drives of 250 yards, which will be plenty for me. I'm 100% satisfied at this point with quality, feel, accuracy, distance and service.
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Best iron for the money in golf. Innovex will be around for a while because they make a phenomenal product and charge a lot less than the tour-played brands.
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On 2008-10-18, DON rated these Irons a 3...(8196)
Standard length and lie. Steel FST ProWhite S flex shafts, Innovex grip. Been playing for 6 years, Swing speed 105-108MPH with driver. 9 iron carry is 150 yards. 80's got them directly from Innovex. Cost is approx $275 a set. The leading edge of the sole is beveled, which helps to prevent digging into the ground behind the ball. Narrow top line. Nice looking set of irons. I don't know if it's the shaft or the head, but I just don't like the feel of this club. Not the nice solid feel I get with all my other sets of irons I've used. For a iron meant for a low handicap golfer, it was not very easy to work the ball The heads look very good. Construction is solid looking. I did notice that not all the clubs were cut to 1/2' intervals for overall length.
This might not be a bad set of irons for a high handicap golfer, just not a good feel the them for me, or my playing partner, who also didn't like them very much. Good sole design would help anyone that tends to hit the ball fat on occasion. Hard to say if it's the head design, the material used to make the head. or the shaft, but I just don't like the feel of this set or irons. At impact with the ball, there just isn't that nice solid feel.