Weszty Golf was formed in 2005 and is the brainchild of John Wesztergom. With almost 20 years in the club making and club head design business, John started Weszty Golf with the purpose of designing irons that performed as good as, or better than, the big names, but without costing you various body parts. Last year at the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show, Weszty Golf’s irons were showcased as one of the top products from a new company. The Zt – C and double – U irons were awarded the GolfTest USA “Seal of Excellence”. Rankmark.com’s Charlie Mandell also listed Weszty’s double – U irons as the most accurate iron model in this year’s (2010) iron testing.
double -U Irons – The Design
Here’s how John Wesztergom sums up the design of these clubs: “the double – U places extra mass right behind the sweet spot for solid feeling, on-center hits. The bar, running from toe to heel, creates the double undercut. The cavity on either side of the extra mass makes the club head more forgiving on off-center hits while the bar serves to draw the center of gravity deeper into the club head and increase the MOI (moment of inertia), making the club more stable and easier to get the ball airborne. Unlike many “wide sole” undercut designs, the double – U sets up with a look preferred by better players with a thinner top line, straight leading edge, and minimal offset. There’s some extra mass (muscle) behind the bottom of the face. In a nutshell, the club is a combination of a muscle back blade with an extra mini bar in the back.
Now it’s time to put these irons through the paces. My first thought when I received the double-U irons was along the lines of “wow, these are some nice looking clubs; a nice, straight leading edge and a very thin top line As you stand over them for the first time on the range, that thought is only confirmed. The double – U irons set up with a look preferred by better players. And, there is very little – if any – offset making it easier to work the balls and hit draws and fades.
Originally, my set of double-U irons came with FST 115 shafts. That turned out to be e big mistake; I had a lot of problems with these shafts. Everything I hit, good or bad, vibrated beyond belief, making my right hand numb. I notified John of the problems I was having and his solution was simple; send them back to me, tell me what shaft you want them replaced with; I’ll change them out and send them back. No questions asked; how’s that for customer service?
I returned the clubs and he quickly installed dynamic gold shafts in the double-U irons and returned them to me in a matter of days, not weeks. The shaft change made all the difference in the world. The vibrations were gone and good shots were no longer punished with pain. Soon I began to strike the ball pure, working the ball left and right with ease, because of the limited offset.
Here’s a recap of what I liked most about Weszty Golf and the double – U irons:
- Weszty Golf is very attentive to their customer’s needs.
- Small company – very easy to deal with.
- Thin top line.
- Straight leading edge.
- Easy to hit; distance is the same as my name brand irons.
- Thin sole.
- Limited offset makes it easier to “work” the ball.
- Club looks good at address.
- Choice of shafts.
- Mid to high trajectory – perfect ball flight for most amateur golfers.
I really don’t have anything bad to say about these clubs; since the shafts have been replaced, I play them regularly; they are easy to hit.
I have read several reviews of Weszty Golf’s double – U irons where testers commented on the stamping of the Weszty Golf logo on the back of the club and how it cheapened the club. We all know what opinions are like; everyone’s got one. I disagree and, if you disqualify a club on the basis of its logo, you must have more dollars than sense. If you’re like me, you play the clubs that feel the best and most importantly, you feel confident in. The design/logo on the club should be a nonfactor in giving these clubs a try.
For more information, you can visit Weszty Golf online at www.WesztyGolf.com. Here you can read more about Weszty Golf, meet the man behind the clubs and even custom order a set of double – U irons. If you’d rather speak to them, you can call them at 484-547-1794 and be sure to ask for John. There’s a good chance he’ll make you a deal on these clubs that will be hard to refuse.