Pros: Great Feel, Great looks
Cons: Can't think of any
Back in April I decided to trade in my G2s for the S59s. It was a tough decision - my handicap was inconsistent to say the least as i would shoot somewhere between 85 and 95 and everything I read suggested these irons are for the better player. After hours of practice and against what I thought was my better judgment I took the plunge (after all, I had my trusty G2s to fall back on didn't I). Truth is, I had fallen in love with the look of the S59s whether I could hit them or not. So the fit was done, the order placed and 10 days later they arrived and I went straight to the range.
It was my intention to hit both the G2s and S59s to see what the difference was. So 3 shots with the G2 7-iron and then 3 with the S59. The honest truth is I haven't hit a G2 to this day. They just feel so good. The flight is more penetrating than the G2, the ball seems to fly off the clubface with a purpose, a feeling of I know where I'm going and I'm gonna look good getting there.
I'm now hitting the ball further which took a bit of getting used to and just recently, I've started practicing shaping the ball. I've never been able to do this before with any level of consistency, with the S59 it goes whichever way I want.
My handicap has gone from an inconsistent 14 to a very consistent 10 in the space of about 4 months. I've shot +5 3 times with the S59s (pre-S59 I'd never shot below 80 in my life) and but for a suspect short game and over-excitable mind I'd shoot in the 70s every time I played. I'm now at the point where I walk off the course with a +9 or +10 and I'm genuinely annoyed. 6 months ago I'd have framed the score card!
I just can't fault the S59s - Thanks Ping