Description If you are looking for a game improvement club you will enjoy the 845U SilverBacks. This set is the easiest set to hit on the market and on off-center hits this set yields the best distance and solid feel. The short hosel and increased blade length of the 845U Irons offer perimeter weighting and lower center of gravity for higher, longer shots. These irons include True Temper Tour Step steel shafts. This set is offered in right or left handed in stiff or regular flex. Also available below with graphite shafts.
Reviewed by: Matt(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 90s
Model Reviewed: tommy armour 845u
Summary: Let me preface this review first by saying that I have literally hit every thing on the market. Blades, cavity players clubs, and full on game improvement, irons.
These definitely fall into the full on game improvement iron category. That being said these irons would work for anyone from a 8-30 handicap. I like them so much more than any of the Callaway offerings, much better feel, accuracy, and even better forgiveness. Actually probably some of the most forgiving clubs ever made! Just check out the Maltby MPF, there are only a hand full of clubs ever made that rank higher for forgivness. All and all some of the best, most forgiving playable clubs I have ever played,still game them, 12 years after they came out.
Love the pitching wedge too, very versatile around the greens.
If you just want to have flat out fun on the course and not over think every iron shot. I promise you you cant go wrong with these awesome irons!
Similar Products Used: Callaway x14, x14 pro, Adams mb2, mizuno mp32, and too many others to list.
Review Date April 20, 2008
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 4 of 5
Reviewed by: Jared(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Tommy Armour 845u silverbacks
Summary: Found the weighting on the tommy armour clubs very uncomfortable and only used for one year. Now hitting the Cleveland Hi-Bore irons which have increased my game by 7-10 strokes! I was a mid 80's shooter and now average a 77. If you are a beginning golfer, the 845 series are a nice option for the price but are a very limited club.
Summary: Was looking for an iron easier to hit with the result of a higher ball trajectory. Investigating playablility of several irons, I learned that the 845u's were supposed to be one of the best game improvment irons. Purchased a set of new 845u's with steel shafts on ebay for only $187.50 + shipping. I figured at that price what do I have to lose.
I went to a fitter to have the lie angle changed but he broke the hozel on the 3 iron before he had reached 1* upright. Discovered that the clubs had to be returned to Armour if you want to change the lie angle. Opted to have the shafts lengthened 3/4" to accomodate my lie problem. Armour is replacing the 3 iron with a sand wedge for my fitter. The hardness of the stainless steel should mean that the lofts should hold for a long time.
Have played several rounds with the 845u's and am totally happy with them. They are easy to hit and my ball trajectory has risen considerably from where it was. I'm actually holding greens now a days! Have not tried to work the ball with these irons but suspect it will be dificult. I suspect my handicap will begin to drop - happy days are here again.
Customer Service: Total cooperation with my fitter.
Reviewed by: Troy (Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
, from Iowa
Model Reviewed: 845U Stiff Steel 3-SW
Summary: Have been playing bogey golf and having trouble dropping from that level. Decide perhaps more forgiving irons might help, was playing the MacGregor PCB Tour's which I loved (still do), but knew they weren't the most forgiving out there. Had tried the Cally X-14 ps, but they just weren't for me.
The 845U's are a nice compromise. Definitely on the forgiving side, they are a mid size iron and look very nice at address. Trajectory is medium high, miss hits still go well but aren't masked, and everything from the 4 iron on up is very easy to get airborne. Shots want to fly straight, good performance out of the rough, and the short irons are very accurate. All in all I have no complaints with these irons. Armour has done a good job making a forgiving iron that still feels like a golf club (if you know what I mean) when you swing it.
Compared to the Callaway irons, I think the Armours are just a touch nicer looking and perform just as well at a fraction of the price.