Posted by Andrio on 6th Apr 2019
The following is a very detailed review that my customer, Andrio, took the time to write so I wanted to share as there has been a great interest in the Pinhawks:
OK, finally got to the range to test the irons themselves. Took a couple of shots with the SW to get accustomed to the length and ball position and find something that felt right. After this, I started hitting balls with different clubs using the exact same ball position etc. just to see what the ball flight/trajectory looks like. Firstly, I can confirm that these irons don't all go the same distance, the distance spread seem fine between irons, unfortunately I only hit down to my 6 iron, but will take the 5 along next time. The gaps are around 10 to 15 yards, depending on the loft (I know I shouldn't but I still try to swing harder with the lower lofts). The biggest difference between them and my old fly-z irons is the trajectory. the Pinhawks have a more noticeable difference between each club on the ball flight, more in line with what I would expect from the loft, it felt like there was consistency in the flight. My fly-z's have a more inconsistent ball flight depending on where you strike it on the face. I think this is because the material used on the Pinhawks irons are the same (no high COR faces) and everything else from the shafts, head weight and offset is exactly the same. These are not distance irons, but I would rather describe them as accurate, easy, forgiving mid/high handicap cavity back, cast "players" irons. The "players" part is only inserted because of the more consistent ball flight compared to other distance irons. The reduced offset is the main bonus for me, as my usual shot shape is a draw, and this got out of hand with the fly-z's in the lower lofts that had huge offset. The Pinhawks kept the draw manageable when I got down to the lower lofts. I compared the distances with the fly-z's, and comparing loft for loft, my 7 iron of my Pinhawk is 35 degrees (the same as the 8 iron of my fly-z) and between these the yardage is similar! the Pinhawk is 36.5" and the fly-z 36.75" long, so comparable length. This makes me think that the marketing hype of distance irons is fake and it's only the number stamped on the bottom of the iron that makes you think you have suddenly gained yardage.
Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase and the irons get a 5 star. I can't wait to get 100% accustomed to them as I'm sure they will improve my iron play.
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