Quad Speed RIP irons

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Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan tests the Benross Quad Speed RIP Irons

Benross Quad Speed RIP Irons
Golf Monthly Verdict

GM verdict: The combination of a deep-cavity design with an understated overall look helps to create a great package. Often game-improver sets can have too much going on in the cavity and at address visually, but this wasn’t the case here. The wide sole design helped to cut through the turf and will work particularly for those who sometimes hit their irons slightly heavy. The weighting of the head combined with the steel shafts we tested gave the feeling that you didn’t have to swing hard at the ball to produce a decent flight. This will help anyone who struggles with striking their mid and long irons. But... the black finish and deep cavity are harder to keep looking brand new than other designs. PGA Pro verdict: A very forgiving product with a wide sole and peripheral weighting that gave a high flight. The design sits very neutral on the ground, which gives added confidence at address. The short clubs produce an impressive amount of spin on approach shots, which is particularly impressive for a game-improvement set. The Dynamic Lite steel shaft really made me feel like I could produce extra head speed and added distance as a result. I’m a big fan of these.

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Key technology

A deep cavity back is combined with perimeter weighting and a slight offset hosel, which is all designed to help forgiveness. The head is weighted in a way that increases moment of inertia to help square the face of the club at impact and improve forgiveness. The heads feature a smoked chrome finish to help reduce glare on sunny days.

Will suit: anyone after a game-improvement set with an impressive look.

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x