Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons Review
Direct to Consumer Price/Tour Like Performance
The Takomo Iron 201 set was in my bag for 5 rounds of golf. They are a direct to consumer brand that offers high quality forged irons. Their price point is much lower than major OEMS, but they still offer tour quality performance.
This is my Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons Review for 2022.
The Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons are forged cavity back irons which are aimed at the mid to low handicap golfer. They have minimal offset yet ample forgiveness with the deep undercut cavity. I hate offset, but I still like forgiveness and these offer that. The sweet spot is pretty big which allows for missing the screws from time to time without being penalized. The deep undercut and low CG means the launch fairly high too.
The Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons have a traditional loft and performance in terms of distance. I didn’t need to adjust my standard yardages, but could play that comfortable club from each yardage. I’d say they launch high and spin so that the carry yardage is very close to the total yardage. This is helpful in scoring and overall performance with consistency where the ball finishes after each hit. If you aim at the flag, the ball tends to stay close to where it landed. Yes, long irons roll out some and short irons really stick, but the high launch and spin reduce the roll out compared to other irons set.
The Takomo Iron 201 Forged irons come standard 4-PW. They are best suited for the lower mid handicap golfer. They have very sharp lines and just a touch of “thick” all the way around. They don’t look like skinny little blades which adds to some confidence at address. The “beef” really feel solid and the sharp edges interact with the turf nicely. The leading edge is slightly “worn” so that they don’t dig, but they are sharp enough to cut a healthy divot if you want. The sole is just a little beefier than some cavity back players irons, but this just add to some forgiveness and launch.
The Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons are perfect for the mid to low handicap golfer that is looking to have a great set of forged irons that perform, but don’t break the bank. I shot great scores with them even though they are 1/2 the price of comparable irons from the major golf brands. They do offer controlled worakability of shots with still plenty of forgiveness. You can curve it/work it some, but not extreme. That baby fade or slight draw will look great, but not go sideways.
The Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons come stock with KBS tour shafts or you can build your own by ordering heads only. KBS Tours have become industry standard with great feel and easy launch. Paired with these heads they certainly offer high launch and soft landings. From top to bottom these clubs are easy to hit. I found the 4-iron to be good at long distance as well as a safe bet to find the middle of the fairway off the tee. The scoring clubs really stuck the greens nicely. The gapping also matched up nicely so that all the clubs felt good for their average distances. The factory build is very high quality and the stock Lamkin grips top off an OEM like package.
Takomo Iron 201 Forged 8 Iron Stats
Data from Flightscope Xi Launch Monitor
➜ Spin: 8237 rpms
➜ Launch Angle: 30.8*
➜ Dispersion: 2.9 yds
➜ Club Head Speed: 88.4 mph
➜ Ball Speed: 116.2 mph
➜ Total Distance: 152.1 yds
➜ Carry Distance: 150.9 yds
Takomo Iron 201 Forged Irons are one of the better Direct To Consumer brands I’ve tried. They really created a high performance iron set while offering them at the direct to consumer price. In terms of bang for the buck, you’d be hard pressed for find a better deal. These might be a great way for an aspiring golfer on a budget to try a forged players irons without the major investment. Takomo offers 4 other models of irons to fit your performance needs. These minimal offset, forged cavity back players irons look great, feel amazing and perform nicely.
For more information: Takomo Golf
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