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The Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF2 irons are a very solid choice for the mid-handicap or better player. Good looks, excellent feel. Surprising distance with forgiveness.
On a recent episode of the Plugged In Gold Podcast, I discussed the new Tour B JGR line with Bridgestone’s Zack Kupperbusch (listen HERE). When asked about his favorite club – in this line and ever – his answer came quickly: the HF2 irons. With an endorsement like that, I was eager to see what these clubs brought to the table.
The Tour B JGR HF2 irons look sharp at address. Every aspect of the design fits together well – a medium top line, modest offset, and average blade length. The contrast between the matte finish on the face versus the chrome toe and heel makes the club look smaller and frames the ball well.
In the bag, the HF2 is almost entirely chrome and matte silver – there’s just a small stripe of black in the cavity. Whether you have game or not, you’ll look like you do.
Sound & Feel
Given the sharp appearance, I had high expectations for the feel of the HF2 irons, and they delivered. On center, they’re very soft, and they produce the quiet “thud” you expect from a forged iron.
These JGR HF2 irons also deliver when it comes to feedback. There is a big difference between pure strikes and mishits in both sound and feel. When you leave the center of the face, the feel firms up, encouraging you to do better next time.
When I looked at the JGR HF2 irons, I saw a set of forged players irons, and that created a clear set of expectations in my mind. I expected to have workability, some forgiveness, and distance on par with the type of irons I usually game. I was right on two out of three.
For players who have the ability to shape their shots, the HF2 is a wonderful partner. The stock shot that these irons want to produce has a strong, mid-launch flight, but it’s easy to knock that down or boost it up. Similarly, you can curve it both ways without difficulty.
The forgiveness in the HF2 is impressive, particularly on thin shots. Bridgestone uses a Power Slit Face Design to give the bottom of the face a higher COR, and that shows in longer, higher shots from the bottom grooves.
Where the HF2 surprised me is with its distance. As soon as I got them on the launch monitor, I saw that the mid irons were a full club longer than my gamers. This is true despite lofts that are much weaker than the HF1 irons. Among players forged irons, the HF2 is one of the longest I’ve tested.
If you like the look and feel of a forged players iron but want a distance boost, check out the Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF2 irons. These have the look and feel that good players prefer with distances that far exceed most of their peers.
Bridgestone Tour B JGR HF2 Irons Price & Specs
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