The Hackers Paradise gets contacted each and every day from different companies looking to have their products reviewed. We try to oblige every piece of equipment, apparel, and accessory that comes our way to a fair, unbiased, and honest review. A few months ago THP was contacted by a company called Weszty Golf and they wanted us to review one of their sets of irons. When they spoke about their passion for the game and what they are trying to deliver to consumers, we definitely wanted to give the set a test drive and see if it lived up to what they were telling us. Their goal in a nutshell is to give the consumers the ability to have top notch equipment without breaking the bank. Sounds good to us.
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From the Company
Weszty Golf was founded in 2005 by John Wesztergom. John has nearly twenty years experience in golf club making and club head design. He learned the art of golf club design studying under some of the most renowned golf club designers in the industry. John’s vision was to create a line of equipment that looked great, performed even better, and didn’t “break the bank” in the process. After all, what’s the use of spending all your money on equipment and having nothing left for greens fees? Weszty Golf is the realization of this vision.
At Weszty Golf, our mission is to make the game more enjoyable for players of all skill levels. We create our designs to not only be pleasing to the eye, but to be engineered with features that make the clubs easier to hit. We strive to give you the equipment and the confidence to “Knock Down That Pin!”
When the irons arrived the first thing we thought of was clean, sharp lines. At setup position it will give you a traditional look with the exception of the “upper toe” side of the club being slightly square. The double U-Irons have very little if any offset and are definitely a players cavity. The cavity features dual pockets that are filled in between them to provide some extra weight in the bottom center of the club head. The design seems simple however our first thoughts were that we did not care for the stamping on the back. It looked a little cheap or homemade on a club that looks darn good otherwise.
Info on Technology
The double – U places extra mass right behind the sweet spot for solid feeling on-center hits. The bar, running from toe to heel, creates the double undercut. The cavity on either side of the extra mass makes the club head more forgiving on off-center hits while the bar serves to draw the center of gravity deeper into the club head and increase the MOI, making the club more stable and easier to get the ball airborne. The material is 431 stainless steel and they are cast.
Weszty Golf provided two sets of irons to us for testing, both with the same club heads. One was fitted with a Regular flex Weszty Pro Stick steel shaft and the other was the same shaft in a stiff variety. During the course of the month long testing we have had 18 players not only hit these on the range, but play these on the course during normal golf rounds.
During our range sessions we got the same feedback from almost all 18 players that tried out the irons.
-Great look at setup.
-Definitely no offset and a players iron.
-Good all around club
-The club feels a little head heavy at impact.
-Feel is a lot harder than most of the players irons out there.
On the course testing proved to be the same as range testing. Most of the testers came away quite impressed with the Weszty Golf double – U Irons. All the players in the testing were low or mid handicap golfers (sub 18) and most (15) played players cavity back irons currently. Each golfer enjoyed the Weszty irons quite a bit. Everybody raved about the look at setup. Here are more details:
One of the best looks at setup out there currently for an iron
Love the minimal offset of an iron in this category
Distances are spot on for what people expect
Great mid/high trajectory that most players were looking for
They just feel hard at contact compared to most in the same class of irons
Nobody really liked the lettering or finish
When told the price of the irons the golfers that were involved in the trial thought that it was an amazing bargain. Each golfer would love these irons based on look and price alone, but the feel gave almost all of them fits.
We believe that Weszty is definitely on to something here. Currently this set that we reviewed is priced at $450 for 3-PW and is a solid value. There is even a special for half off going on for a limited time to get this set for only $225 if you mention that you are a reader from THP. While price is a huge deal to all of us in this economy, more goes into our reviews than just that alone. As you have read, most of the players that tried these irons enjoyed the look of them and a lot more. But just about every single golfer commented on the feel. You add a softer feel into this iron and Weszty could have something special on their hands. We think that the mission and the message that Weszty Golf is going after is long overdue and hopefully in time they can bring the price down across the board in the industry.
For more information on this set or any of the other products that Weszty Golf has out right now, check out their website here.
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