The TaylorMade R11 irons feature a progressive top line throughout the entire set. The club’s appear slightly larger than a typical player’s iron. In addition, the set has a slight progressive off-set. Players will quickly notice the red “PrecisionWeightPort” at the center of the back of R11 irons. It is designed to maintain the same swing weight and center of gravity in each iron. Although the red port is a popular topic among critics, it is not noticeable in the address position. Therefore, it should be a non factor when it comes to visual appeal.
The TaylorMade R11 irons are positioned right in the middle of the TaylorMade iron line. The R11’s are a very diverse set that players of many different ability levels can play. The TaylorMade R11 irons features a Multi-Functional sole which allows you to hit from a good lie or dig down through difficult lies and get the ball in the air. Ball control is fairly consistent with the R11 irons. The TaylorMade R11 irons perform very similar in distance compared to my current set and similar sets on the market. If a player is looking for more distance TaylorMade has a much longer set in the Rocketballz (RBZ). However, the R11 allows each player the ability to be more precise with distance control. The R11’s are very forgiving and consistent. The R11’s produced a mid to high ball flight throughout the entire set. TaylorMade provides better features in their different iron sets, but the R11’s do a great job of combining everything into this set making it one of the most diverse sets TaylorMade has ever designed.
The TaylorMade R11 irons have an excellent feel and forgiveness. The clubs are diverse and can be played by low and mid handicap players. The slightly larger club head size increases the size of the sweet spot. They continue to use TaylorMade’s inverted cone technology for improved forgiveness. Off center hits feel decent and still produce long and straight shots. There is only a subtle loss in distance. Overall the clubs are consistent and players should quickly learn what to expect from the TaylorMade R11 irons.
As mentioned before, the forgiveness, accuracy and consistency will benefit low and high handicap players. Everything about this set is solid. Players who prefer a club with a players look will enjoy how they closely resemble the TaylorMade MC irons. The price is very affordable at around $799 for a set of eight steel irons. That actually sets them under some of the competitors such as the Titleist AP2 irons and identical to the Pingi20. Definitely give the clubs a test if you are interested in a new set of irons. I really like the diverseness of this set. Consumers of so many different ability levels will gravitate toward the TaylorMade R11 irons.