TaylorMade have unveiled their new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons, and Staff Players Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose were impressed with how far they flew. American Johnson, famed for his long hitting, was so surprised by the performance of the irons that he had to double check with the TaylorMade technician that he could legally play them. Ryder Cup hero Rose noted how he was recording 3-iron distance, but on a considerably higher ball flight.
The game-improver TaylorMade RocketBladez can offer sensational distance by using an enhanced Speed Pocket behind the face. Golfers can expect dampened vibrations after impact due to the polymer in the Speed Pocket which helps to enhance feel and Mark King, TaylorMade Golf Company President and CEO, hailed the launch of the RocketBladez clubs as the biggest iron innovation to date.
The ball has advanced too, and even footwear and apparel have improved a great deal. But there hasn’t been a significant advancement in irons. By distributing 17.5g of weight, TaylorMade engineers have been able to lower the centre of gravity, which also contributes to the lofty ball flight.
That technology has now been tweaked to work in a set of irons, so golfers who benefited from the taylormade sldr and taylormade burner 2.0 irons will now be able to get even more help in their irons. The Speed Pocket really comes into its own on shots hit lower on the face – TaylorMade studies have shown that 68% of iron shots by amateur golfers are mishits in this portion of the face, but the Speed Pocket’s properties will still deliver impressive results.
Overall, the RocketBladez irons is right for amateurs and Tour Staff pros. It’s the first distance-oriented iron to be played on Tour. The genius of the Speed Pocket is that not only does it deliver more speed for more distance, it delivers consistent speed, so shots fly a consistent distance.