TaylorMade Golf introduces the all-new Qi irons, a blend of minimalist aesthetics and advanced multi-material technologies. Qi irons offer an optimal combination of distance, precision and solid feel in a game-improving package.

TaylorMade Golf: new Qi irons

Qi HL Irons Family ©TaylorMade Golf

At the heart of the new TaylorMade Golf Qi iron series is the individual head optimization, organic face design and CG FLTD, all of whom work in unison to help golfers minimize the correct miss. It's no secret that many golfers in the game improvement category have a propensity for the slice. So why do the best game improvement irons have a tendency to fade in the long irons?

« Qi irons represent the fusion of performance and design, delivering a combination of distance and precision with an unexpected solid feel for game improvement irons. We rely on a team of technologies to make this possible, with the goal ultimate in offering golfers a straight distance that outperforms the competition. » clarified Matt Bovee, Director of Product Creation, Irons

TaylorMade Golf: new Qi irons

Qi irons ©TaylorMade Golf

The Qi irons, TaylorMade thanks to their new design, integrates a set of technologies aimed at optimizing each head. The benefit of this system lies in its ability to facilitate communication between key technologies throughout the engineering process, which is crucial as the face design, Speed ​​Pocket functionality and weight distribution are intertwined, collectively influencing ball speeds, launch angles and spin.

Thanks to the organic geometries of the face, Cap Back Design and Speed ​​Pocket technology, this holistic approach allows the performance of each head to be adjusted to ensure ideal spacing, exemplary ball speeds and consistent launch angles across the entire set.

The 4 and 5 irons feature a lower backbar for a lower center of gravity, making launch and ball flight easier. At the other end, shorter irons feature a backbar with weight advantage focused on the center, heel and toe for greater inertia, which improves forgiveness and helps control flight. ball with clubs that score points. THE CG FLTD also plays a vital role in optimizing performance across the entire set.

Simply put, the advantage of the CG FLTD is an easier swing with the long irons and better control with the short irons. Since the long irons are generally more difficult to launch, the strategic positioning of the CG is lower to favor simple starting conditions. The CG gradually rises for short irons, which favors control, launch, spin, trajectory and precision. This intuitive design approach is something new in game improvement.

Now in its second generation, Cap Back Design™ with Toe Wrap Construction blends the benefits of a hollow body iron with those of a traditional cavity back, replacing the steel back with a more efficient composite badge. The result is a synergistic construction with optimal mass properties, clean lines and satisfying sound and feel, close to a player's distance iron like the P-770 or P-790.

TaylorMade Golf: new Qi irons

Qi irons ©TaylorMade Golf

Qi irons ©TaylorMade Golf

To improve sound and feel, the 2024 Qi irons feature shock absorbers HYBRAR Echo redefined on irons 4 to 9. Individually designed for each iron, these shock absorbers incorporate ribbed structures strategically placed behind the face. Each iron face aligns with the shock absorber, effectively reducing unwanted vibrations. In addition, the shock absorber Echo collaborates with the Cap Back Design and a geometry 360 undercut et thick-thin topline to maximize COR and forgiveness while maintaining desirable sound and feel.

Irons Qi HL are designed for players looking for higher ball flight and increased clubhead speed. Loft configurations are approximately 2° higher than the standard Qi model, contributing to the Qi HL's ability to achieve higher launch angles. Another defining feature is weight reduction, with similar Qi HL constructions measuring up to 26g lighter than a standard Qi iron, a design element intended to improve clubhead speed and overall performance for a specific audience. Stock neck options include the KBS Max LITE (steel) and the Fujikura Speeder NX 50g (graphite), available in flex options S, R and A.

Available for pre-order since January 9, 2024, on sale from February 2, 2024

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