Haywood 100 Series Irons
Updated: Jul 20
Josh Haywood the founder of Haywood Golf should be extremely proud of the newest edition to the Haywood Golf family of irons. The 100 series of irons are CNC milled from forged blocks of 1020 carbon steel and each head takes 200 minutes to be milled. Now many manufacturers are heading or are already using the CNC milling process on their irons and wedges, some even in their woods as well. You are going to find out some of the positives and the negatives of these irons in the review below.
First let’s talk about the look for the club head from top to bottom and side to side. The CNC milling process certainly stands out when you are looking at the sole and the face of the iron fight off the bat. Now some might not like the look from an ecstatic perspective while I and not 100% in love with the look myself simply due to the fact that I prefer a more traditional look. With that being said though the innovation with very clean lines on the head design wins me over. I would however like to see the “Haywood“ signature on the club head look similar to the sole of their Signature Putter as it is more modern and the font is clean looking just like the design of the iron heads. The irons offer minimal offset as some manufacturers offer offsets that make the irons themselves look ”clunky or chunky“. The size of the Haywood 100s are more towards the traditional side as well which is great, and offer a thinner top line. This is a players irons and it ticks almost all the boxes one would look for in that aspect.
FEEL & PLAYABILITY
The way the ball feels coming off any club face should be very important to every golfer, at least that’s my opinion. We all want that feeling of pure bliss, feeling that ball come shooting off the club face. I look for a soft feeling iron and a forged iron gives you that feeling. Now with the Haywood 100s you do get that feeling…but the sweet spot is or feels like it is smaller than most. Now I am not the purest striker of the ball nor do I claim to be, I hit some really good shots and I hit some really poor shots and some in between. With the testing I have put in on the irons I was sent to test you do get punished for a poor shot, you will lose distance as you should in a “players” iron. You should be ready to accept that if you are moving into this type of an iron. On a real bright side of these irons though I was able to move the ball around with more ease than others similar to the Haywood 100s. Hitting a nice low stinger to escape danger in the trees or playing a higher ball flight when you have the wind behind you giving you that extra distance to juice a ball onto that par 3 when your in between clubs. In general the feel of this club is what you should expect..you hit a good shot you will know, you hit a poor shot, you will know. Simple.
Should you choose to make the jump from a game improvement iron into the Forged Iron / Blade, I’d suggest taking a look at the Haywood Golf 100 series of irons. Be sure to so the right amount of research leading up the purchase of any golf club. check out the link below or the graphic above to check out the loft gapping. https://ca.haywoodgolf.com/products/haywood-100s
Lofting might be an issue for some with the gapping but if you get fit at one of their many authorized fitters they should be able to get you in the correct spacing to minimize your yardage gaps. Would I 100% say that these irons would work for me? No they wouldn’t work for me in my current state but if you are a mid handicap golfer looking to make the leap then take these are a viable option for you. Especially on the financial side of things they can definitely provide you some cost savings.