Irons
 
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.
Precision Club-Making
Grant James, NZPGA AGCP
8 Komiatum St, Holsworthy 2173
NSW, Australia
phone; 02 8064 7573
cell; 04 3597 0177
golfdoctor@bigpond.com