Tested: Progen Chromo irons

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Progen Chromo irons
Golf Monthly Verdict

GM verdict: The eye-catching graphics are refreshingly modern. This isn?t style over substance, though, as the irons are very forgiving, without looking too bulky at address. The balance is excellent and will appeal to golfers of all handicaps. The hybrid clubs also offer plenty of forgiveness. But... although PGA professional John Jacobs was a big fan of the vibration-dampening stock grips, I didn?t like the very soft feel or the lack of feedback on offer. PGA pro verdict I really liked the design of these irons. They?re great to look down on at address, and the head shape is very appealing through the set. I tested these irons over a long period of time, and their performance was consistent throughout. They?re workable, easy to launch, and great in the short irons, giving plenty of spin on approach shots. The grips felt really comfortable, and offered decent feel. They were also effective at reducing vibrations, particularly in the long irons, which is useful during long practice sessions. The stepless shafts delivered impressive feel and consistency, and match the head design perfectly. A really strong return by Progen. Test team rating: Performance: 3.5/5 Visual appeal: 3.5/5 Innovation: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

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Key technology:

After five years spent in golfing no man's land, Progen has returned to the marketplace with a new identity and a new range of equipment. The Chromo irons are designed to offer forgiveness, thanks to heel and toe weighting and a cavity back, while also looking good behind the ball. A highly polished sole is designed to limit resistance with the turf to maximise distance. The standard set comes with two hybrids to replace the 3-iron and 4-iron.

Will suit: a striking-looking set with a wide appeal.

Paul joined Golf Monthly in 2006 in a junior role and has since worked as senior staff writer and now as technical editor. He writes equipment and instruction content and tests the vast majority of golf clubs that are introduced every year.