Snake Eyes 650TH

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Snake Eyes 650TH
Golf Monthly Verdict

Very different to many utilty clubs in both its looks and its iron-like shaft length and feel. It's quite heavy, but we quickly got used to that, and to our slight surprise were able to get almost as good a strike out of quite lush rough as from fairway lies.

This iron-style utility's hollow head, wide sole and low profile combine to deliver a higher trajectory than similarly-lofted conventional irons. Twin brass sole weights boost twist resistance on mis-hits while the 1.8mm-thin DAT16V titanium face has a higher vanadium content than 6-4 titanium for added strength.

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and even instruction despite his own somewhat iffy swing (he knows how to do it, but just can't do it himself). He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 89 of the Next 100. He has played well over 900 courses worldwide in 35 countries, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content. On his first trip to Abu Dhabi a decade ago he foolishly asked Paul Casey what sort of a record he had around the course there. "Well, I've won it twice if that's what you mean!" came the reply...

Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf