GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons
as alternative to the TaylorMade® Burner 2.0 Irons
Model: GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons
Compares to: TaylorMade® Burner 2.0 Irons
Our Review: The GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons are the newest addition to GigaGolf’s range of Game Improvement irons. Our test set came with the standard True Temper FeatherFlight shaft (a premium shaft made by True Temper exclusively for GigaGolf) and the Sensatec Crease X2 grips (an upgrade from the standard Sensatec VX grips). First impression when taking them out of the box is that they bear a noticeable resemblance to the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons.
An obvious design feature of these irons is that both heel and toe are slightly recessed while the center is raised. This helps to reduce drag, especially in tight lies and on soft fairways. The sole of the short irons is quite wide with a low center of gravity as expected in Game Improvement irons. This makes it easier to pick-up the ball, and to produce more consistent trajectory and distance in shots closer to the green. The longer irons have a smaller sole and, due to a slightly more even weight distribution, a higher center of gravity. This helps better players to shape shots (i.e. inducing a draw or fade on command) while still giving enough forgiveness for off-center hits.
Given the large cavity and thin clubface the GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons produce great distance. In fact, in our test there irons rank among the top with regards to distance and control. The impact feels soft, and the ball goes down the fairway even when struck off-center. Despite the higher trajectory we got consistently more distance compared to other Game Improvement clubs we tested. When struck well distance was repeatable, and there was also a good distance gap between the individual irons.
In the looks department, the topline is less clunky than older Game Improvement irons. The overall design looks modern without being overly fancy. The cavity is pained black and, together with the carbon fiber look of the inset and the chrome frame, the irons look elegant.
The standard shaft feels good and responsive, so we don’t think there is a need for you to upgrade to a more expensive shaft. The Sensatec Crease X2 grips however feel a lot more tacky than the standard Sensatec VX grips (which we have tried on other iron models) and are recommended as a worthwhile upgrade. They come in five different colors (so you can personalize your clubs), and the upgrade is only $2.25 per club.
In summary, the GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons are top-notch Game Improvement irons that rank amongst the top of their peers we have tested over the years. While they are aimed at high- to mid-handicappers even advanced players will enjoy these irons. They are well built and will last you for years to come. At under $160 for a full set (for standard configuration) the GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons are a steal, especially when compared to spending some $600 on the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons.
Likes: Great distance and control, good looks
Dislikes: Not available for Lefties
Link to Product Details: GigaGolf TRX v.11 Irons