ClubTest 2022: 3 Haywood irons tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of three new Haywood iron models.
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HAYWOOD IRON REVIEWS
We tested: 4-PW
Our take: The Signature iron is designed around a hollow-body construction, but you wouldn’t know it from some of the positive comments it received around sound and feel. For some GOLF testers, the iron delivered a solid construction feel. “The sound and feel are unmatched,” raved one GOLF tester. “I’ve never heard of them before, but they perform like the big boys.” While the forgiveness and ball speed packed inside the head is geared for the game-improvement golfer, testers weren’t turned off by the blade length or topline. “Looks match the performance,” said another tester. We’d agree with that assessment.
Haywood Signature irons
The details: The two-piece hollow body design is comprised of a 431 stainless steel body welded to a heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel face that delivers a solid sound at impact with noticeable ball speed. Progressive offset throughout the set ensures the head will square up at impact. The hollow cavity construction produces a high launch with ample forgiveness in the heel and toe sections.
We tested: 4-PW
Our take: There’s nothing better than getting repaid for a well-struck iron shot with a pleasing feel at impact. This was a major takeaway as testers put Haywood’s CB iron through the paces. “Excellent feel when you hit it pure,” said a tester. “Mishits aren’t penalized nearly as much as my gamer set.” The trajectory was categorized “as strong,” which could make it a great option for windy conditions. Other testers praised the clean look, lack of offset and ability to work the ball both directions on command. Haywood may be a small fish in a big pond, but their CB iron was an unquestioned rising star during player testing.
Haywood CB irons
The details: Tight production tolerances ensure Haywood CB irons as consistent throughout the set. Each head is forged from 1020 carbon steel and then 100 percent milled for tight weight and club measurement tolerances. Extra mass around the perimeter helps protect mishits and gives the head a striking look. Reduced offset and topline thickness are traits a better player will appreciate.
We tested: 4-PW
Our take: As one tester put it, Haywood’s MB is “modern meets traditional.” The muscleback profile is traditional, but the milling marks on the back of the head give it a modern look that allows it to stand out from the crowd. While then iron isn’t geared for the mid-handicapper, another tester highlighted a few confidence-inducing traits. “I see a lot of face when I look at it, and that makes me feel comfortable,” said the tester. “Little more feedback than I thought I’d get from a traditional blade, and the face scorelines are longer than I’m used to seeing, which gives you confidence.”
Haywood MB irons
The details: Redesigned with customer feedback, Haywood’s MB is forged from 1020 carbon steel and then 100 percent milled. The head features many of the traits you’d expect to find on an iron designed for elite ball-strikers: minimal offset, thin sole width, maximum shot shaping ability and consistent spin/distance control. The MB can also be paired with the CB if a mixed setup is your preference.