Engineers have completely reconfigured the Tour Edge Iron-Wood with the introduction of the Hot Launch model.
The main enhancement was increasing the clubhead volume to achieve more forgiveness. The larger head size allowed more weight to be positioned low and farther away from the face, allowing the Hot Launch to hit higher, straighter shots.
From the face to back, the depth of the Iron-Wood heads are also more progressive. The longer irons are deeper, and shorter irons feature a thinner sole width, similar to a standard iron, to improve the visual aspect of the clubs.
Engineers drastically modified the design of the Iron-Wood face for added distance and more forgiveness.
The forged maraging steel face is larger and unsupported inside the hollow hyper steel body. The face also includes variable face thickness to ensure that hits on all areas of the face launch the ball.
The heavier steel sole and hollow body combination is designed to increase launch angle and forgiveness.
Designers also wanted an updated look for the Iron-Wood. An alignment stripe atop the crown acts as an enhancement to the Iron-Wood design.