Yonex Ezone GS Iron Review

Joel Tadman puts the Yonex Ezone GS iron through its paces

Yonex Ezone GS Iron Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A fast and forgiving game-improvement iron with a traditional look at address the majority of golfers will enjoy. Yonex may not be a mainstream brand but the Ezone GS iron is certainly worth trying if you want more help to find more greens.

Reasons to buy
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    Visually pleasing

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    Delivers a nice blend of speed, off-centre forgiveness and a stable, solid feel at impact

Reasons to avoid
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    Arguably lacks the wow factor of some of its competitors

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Yonex Ezone GS Iron Review

In terms of technology, the Ezone GS iron combines a mild carbon steel body, tungsten plate, carbon graphite insert and maraging steel face to boost ball speed, distance and feel. An enlarged sweetspot allows for greater launch from all areas of the face, as well as 10 per cent more distance from low-face impacts. The graphite also acts as a damper amongst the harder metals to improve playability and feel.

Perhaps a brand that often gets overlooked, Yonex has made some impressive clubs down the years and the Ezone GS iron continues that trend. Built for the game-improver, it prioritises distance and forgiveness in equal measure and our testing showed that it delivers. At address, this iron ticks every box a mid-handicapper is looking for. Traditional in shape, it looks inviting to hit without being clunky and the white bottom groove helps set the face square.

yonex ezone gs iron at address

The wide sole with gentle camber increases the margin for error on the strike, helping you get away with a slightly heavy contact, while well-struck shots are rewarded with a strong, powerful ball flight. The 7-iron loft is 29°, so fairly strong, resulting in our carries averaging 185 yards with the Nippon NS Pro 950GH steel shaft.

But Yonex does excel in the graphite shaft category, so pairing this head with its own stock 53g EX-330 graphite shaft (£839) will undoubtedly help most golfers increase swing speed and launch, translating the same effort into more distance without sacrificing accuracy. It should also help you practice for longer too.

This iron does feel quite firm but is very solid and stable on mishits – ideal for inconsistent golfers who require assistance to find more greens in regulation. It has a flawless look at address, and it is definitely an appealing prospect for the mid-handicap golfer that should not be discounted.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

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Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

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Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x