The TaylorMade Rocketballz Irons are a very recent addition to the golf club market. Released in early 2012, they are designed with the intention of being an easy to hit, very forgiving iron, that also provides players with great distance.
All the RocketBallz irons feature a large, thin club face that’s strong and stiff at the perimeter and thin at the inner edge, allowing the face to flex freely like a trampoline. The design is such that no part of the club head structure inhibits or restricts the flexion of the face.
The RocketBallz club heads are also progressively shaped, with smaller, compact short-irons, deep undercut-cavity middle-irons and large, hollow long-irons.
The irons also utilize TaylorMade’s Inverted Cone clubface technology, which expands the portion of the face that delivers high ball speeds, promoting more distance, even on off-centre hits.
Full details and information on the technology and specifications of the TaylorMade Rocketballz irons can be found at the TaylorMade website.
The set that we tested was equipped with the TaylorMade RBZ steel shafts in stiff flex.
At address it can be seen that the top line is definitely on the thicker side, however anyone that already plays with game improvement irons will be very familiar with this kind of look, and thus it shouldn't be something that really bothers most golfers.
No golfer should let it either, because the performance of the Rocketballz irons is extremely impressive to say the least.
They feel so soft yet solid at impact at the same time, all through the set. They are clubs that are very easy to hit, it may be hard to find a set of golf clubs that make hitting a golf ball easier than these irons.
But not only are the Rocketballz set very easy to hit from almost any lie, there's also the added bonus that the technology TaylorMade has put into the clubs do make them very long as well, just as advertised.
They generally seem to be at least one club longer than many other new iron sets available, meaning that a Rocketballz 6 iron will hit a golf ball as far or even further than the 5 iron would for many other iron sets.
Even the few miss-hits that occur still send the golf ball flying long, high and straight almost every time. The golf ball consistently lands softly and responds well on a variety of greens.
Pushed or pulled shots definitely are very rare to see due to the clubs fantastic forgiveness. As a consequence the TaylorMade Rocketballz aren't irons that you can easily work the golf ball with, however they are primarily game improvement clubs, so they weren't really made to offer a lot of workability.
TaylorMade have produced many great iron sets through out the years, and the Rocketballz irons are certainly another set that deliver in practically every aspect.
Though aimed at mainly mid to higher handicap golfers, the clubs could probably benefit many better players as well, as they are just so forgiving and consistent in performance.
In terms of value, the price of the TaylorMade Rocketballz irons is quite high, but that is to be expected with a new set from one the golf club markets leading names.
As of early 2012 the steel shaft versions retail at around £460 or $722, with the graphite versions costing around £485 or $761.
|Easy To Hit||10/10|
|Value For Money||8/10|