Geotech's new GT Forged Tour Issue CNC Iron (Tour Issue means the head sports conforming grooves) is from S25C steel with the back cavity CNC Machined based on Geotech's own CAD design.
Geotech sought to create an iron with a smaller head size and pleasing shape but forgiving enough that not only the low handicapper could play it but also the mid capper and improving golfer. They achieved this by creating a machined cavity placing the CG at an optimal point to create a strong and stable trajectory yet high spin ball with good stopping power on the greens.
The CG placement of the GT Forged Tour Issue as well as the weighting of the back cavity which increases the heads MOI, create a favorable sweet spot. Geotech decided on a rounder leading edge, providing relief in softer conditions and reducing missed impact due to steep swings and fat shots. The GT Forged features a dual finish which you can see in the above picture with mirror chrome outer edges and a pearl satin like inner cavity. Its face profile is handsome sporting a straight and sharp looking thinner top line and reasonably long heel to toe hitting area which is in fact 3mm longer than the previous model.
At address the GT Forged sets up with very little offset. Better players will surely like the look of its straight neck and smaller head size. The GT Forged Tour Issue produces a nice strong trajectory thanks to its stronger lofts. A lot of better player irons these days including the ONOFF Forged and Yamaha Inpres X V Forged are sporting stronger lofts to create a stable lower trajectory ball with a lot of distance. Again this makes an iron more attractive to the improving golfer who wants a balanced performing forged iron. The GT Forged Tour Issue features a 25* 5 iron and is available from 3 iron to Gap wedge, allowing for various set make ups.
Feel wise the sweet spot a little lower than center which is a good thing for many players especially those who sweep and pick the ball. The soft forging feels great at impact and continues to feel good even slightly off center towards the heel and toe thanks to the wide cavity and weight distribution. Since the GT Forged Tour Issue can be purchased as heads only or custom made by Geotech golf with any shaft available in Japan, feel and trajectory may vary depending on the shaft used.
Geotech Golf is Japan's leading components company and is well known for creating some of the best cost performance value clubs in Japan. The new GT Forged Tour Issue CNC is a quality forged iron with the type of CNC machining in the cavity you typically find on a club costing twice as much. It is a balanced club that will appeal to the lower handicapper and at the same time be forgiving enough for the mid capper and improving golfer or even the good ball striking average golfer.
This listing is for the GT Forged Tour Issue CNC as heads only with 5-PW set makeup. 3, 4 and Gap Wedge can be added to the set. This iron has a 0.370 parallel hosel.