Those of you who try to avoid full time golf addiction by trying not to watch PGA Tour coverage this early in the season may be unaware of the big news. Two of the first three tournaments of 2013 were won with TaylorMade’s new RocketBladez Tour Irons. From where I sit, that is not just big, it’s monumental.
We’re accustomed to TaylorMade leading the driver count on tour, and the RocketBallz Fairway Wood phenomenon of 2012 proved that creative design can squeeze ever more yards from a club and still conform to USGA standards. But who would’ve thought TaylorMade would dominate the early 2013 PGA Tour season with an iron design offering forgiveness and distance? Aren't those attributes created for the handicap golfer? Well, yes...and no, apparently. As you might surmise from these tour victories, the new RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour Irons are the real deal.
You can believe TaylorMade’s distance claims, or not. Here’s what you need to know and understand: with the RBladez Irons you will lose less distance on mis-hits. The really cool innovation and the reason the TM Tour staff is switching is the same reason the rest of us search for new irons. RocketBladez help them play better. TaylorMade has created an iron that is more forgiving—consistently more forgiving--meaning you can count on the fact that your mis-hits will go about as far as your solid shots. That is a major development.
Tour pros are all about “feel” and precisely “dialing in” their distances. Even though their misses are less frequent and less severe than ours, the pros do miss, and while the effects of those misses might look less dramatic than ours, the consequences are no less penal, and are perhaps more so. A mis-hit for PGA Tour Guy might mean the difference between a chip from the fringe versus a birdie putt. With the RBladez, that same mis-hit is still a birdie putt…and that’s a big, big benefit, especially multiplied over the course of a 72 hole tournament. For recent convert, Dustin Johnson, that could the difference between winning or merely finishing with a top 25—significant, that. For you and I, it can mean hitting a lot more greens and scoring better—much better.
Sergio Garcia switched to the RocketBladez Tour late in 2012 and promptly won in Asia. DJ switched and won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Brian Gay switched and won last week’s birdie-fest at the Humana Challenge.
You need to switch, too. Hit more greens and have more fun. Get better in 2013. Order your RocketBladez or RocketBladez Tour Irons today at DGW. And by the way…they are longer too.