TaylorMade's SLDR Irons

The new sticks harness an ultra-thin face and what the company calls an improved Speed Pocket, or a 2mm slot cut all the way through the sole and filled with a polymer to keep out debris and boost speed. A higher launch angle encourages higher ball flight, longer carry, and more consistent gapping between clubs. New KBS C-Taper 90 shafts help minimize vibration while maintaining excellent response at impact. All told, the club's design is so economical, even the badge set in the back cavity provides some shock absorption.

[$899, taylormadegolf.com]