The TaylorMade RocketBallz Max irons are the super-game improvement iron in the RBZ line.
Each RBZ Max iron has a metalwood construction. What does that mean? It means RocketBallz Max irons have hollow-head designs, with a clubace manufactured separately and attached, and no internal bracing of the face that might dampen flex.
Tungsten weights are used in the sole to help lower and deepen the center of gravity and increase MOI. The short irons have stronger lofts to counter the tendency of higher handicappers to approach the ball on a shallower swing path; and the wedges have a very rounded sole to help the clubs get through sand and rough.
RocketBallz Max sets offer a choice of graphite or steel shafts, but the 4- and 5-irons come with graphite shafts only. That decision, the company says, is based on the need of higher handicappers for launch help in longer irons.
The TaylorMade RocketBallz Max irons come in 4-iron through lob wedge, with clubs available in both right-handed and left-handed with the exception of the lob wedge (which is RH only). A set of eight has an MSRP of $1,299 if the golfer chooses steel shafts for the clubs other than the 4- and 5-irons; with all-graphite shafts, the price is $1,399. A women's set, with lighter shafts and a 5-SW configuration, has an MSRP of $1,399. The RocketBallz Max irons reach retail outlets on Feb. 3, 2012.