I’ve met a lot of neat friends through my site, The Golf Space. One is the owner, founder, creator, brains behind Weszty Golf. My pal John Wesztergom founded Weszty Golf back in 2005 and has been passionately designing and building clubs since. Weszty’s mission is to make the game more enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Today we’ll be talking about highly skilled players.
Weszy Golf Zt-C Irons Overview
The Zt-C (I’ll call them the Zt’s from this point on) is an “Enhanced Blade” iron. For those who don’t know what a “blade” is, they’re typically smaller and harder to hit but allow more control of shot shapes and launch angles. Blades also have more “feedback” or feel of shots, translated to the player through the vibration and sound of the club. Higher level players, especially PGA Tour pros, often use blades. These clubs are definitely not for a 20 handicap player.
The Zt’s are a unique blade design. The top line (top of the club head) is a tiny bit thicker than a standard blade. This allows the back “cavity” to be scooped out a bit, allowing for a bit more forgiveness than a typical blade. The sole is also slightly wider than a standard blade which helps the player get the ball up in the air a little easier as well.
The face of the club is traditional looking. They reminded me of my super old Browning blades I had back in the late 80’s. They have a mirror polish finish with sand blasted scoring lines for a nice appearance.
Standing over the ball the club does look “bladey” and in my mind, forces me to concentrate a bit more. I know if I put a bad swing on these things the results will not be all that good. Conversely I know a good swing will result in great results. I’d much rather have that blade look though, as opposed to an offset gigantic shovel head like many “game improvement” clubs have.
On the course
My 2009 year was a struggle in the ball striking department. My brain has been twisted into a pretzel in my world outside of golf this year, and my game has suffered as a result. I “blew up” from a 1 handicap to a 3.8 at the end of the season. That may not sound like a big deal, but I consider handicaps to be an exponential curve. That’s like a 10 handicap blowing up to a 38 handicap in my mind. To be fair in this review I had to be sure my ball striking was “on” when I tested out these babies.
When I did put the Zt’s in play the most enjoyable part of playing them was the accuracy I had. They went very straight. I don’t work the ball much either direction so my typical shot is the straight ball and that is typically what I hit with the Zt’s. I found the clubs very easy to work from right to left or left to right. In the wind I was able to control my launch angles well too, being able to hit high shots in a tail wind and low punches into the wind.
Having not had a 3-iron and sometimes not having a 4-iron in my bag for most of this season, I didn’t expect to hit these well in this set. I was surprised to find that I crushed them both. I was pounding the 4-iron about 230 yards with a great trajectory. Unfortunately for me there’s a 14 club limit. When I hit these well, I wanted to have 3-iron through gap in the bag but that gave me 15-16 clubs.
The Zt’s are available in right hand only. The set ranges from 3-iron to gap wedge.
Shaft options include the Weszty Pro Stick Steel or the Weszty Pro Stick 85 Graphite shaft. Shaft flexes available are stiff or regular.
If you are a good player and you’re looking for some blades, check these out before you drop $1500 on a set of famous name brand irons. You may save yourself $1200 and have just as good, or an even better ball striking arsenal in your bag with the Weszty Zt-C irons.
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