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New Level 480-DB irons: Blending performance and forgiveness

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New Level has been making some really good golf equipment since the company started up in 2018. Offering irons that are more geared towards the better player, precision has been fundamental for New Level in creating irons and wedges.

The 480 line of irons has been the flagship of the brand. The newest member of that team is the 480-DB iron that is now available for pre-orders. A new cavity design is what the whole 480 line is about, and the 480-DB takes advantage of that with added ball speed and a larger sweet spot.

For players who require their irons to offer the best feel, rest assured the DB is a fully forged (from 1020 carbon steel) one-piece golf club. No multi-piece, hollow design with this iron.

While the 480-DB is the next generation of the popular 902-OS, New Level didn’t follow the current trend in golf by chasing distance with the new iron. They actually weakened the lofts on the 480-DB with the spec sheet showing a 33-degree 7-iron and 45-degree pitching wedge. These lofts allow the DB to have less offset while still offering consistent distance off the face.

A traditional design was also at the forefront of the new irons to make sure that golfers with an eye for detail can look down at them with the confidence that they will perform under any condition.

 

A weight low in the back cavity will allow their master club builders to dial in the perfect weight for the golfer, no matter the length or shaft being used. New Level believes that the new 480-DB is one of the most forgiving one-piece forged irons on the market today. Additionally, a pre-worn leading edge on the sole should get through the turf quickly and with reduced digging for better turf interaction.

You can pre-order the New Level 480-DB now on the New Level website.

Pricing specs availability

  • Irons: 4-PW
  • Price: $149/iron
  • Availability: Pre-order

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Spotted: Adam Scott with new Miura iron setup

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a piece our Andrew Tursky originally wrote for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Head over there for the full article.

The irons that Scott has in the bag this week are a mixed set of Miura CB-302 long irons and KM-700 mid-to-short irons (“KM” stands for company founder “Katsuhiro Miura”).

Although Scott has mostly been a traditional blade iron user throughout his veteran career, he’s opted for irons with slightly more forgiveness built into them in the last year.

To that point, Scott’s new KM-700 irons are actually one-piece forged designs, except they have a unique heel-toe design that pushes the center of gravity toward the heel of the club, and effectively expands the sweet spot to make them more forgiving. The irons also have a complex cavity design allowing optimal center of gravity and turf interaction.

The KM-700 irons strive to combine the looks and feel of a traditional blade iron, mixed with the modern complexity of high-tech and perimeter-weighted cavity-back irons.

Scott’s new irons include Miura’s red hanko stamping, which Miura calls its “stamp of approval,” plus Scott’s personal logo has been added to the back cavities, as well.

Although the irons are freshly in the bag this week, Scott’s player manager confirmed with GolfWRX.com on Tuesday that he first received the irons at the Miura headquarters in Japan while he was there for the 2023 Zozo Championship. He also briefly used the KM-700 short irons when he switched to them mid-event at the 2023 Wyndham Championship, but we haven’t seen them in his bag since the brief experiment.

For the rest of the piece, head over to PGATour.com.

Check out recent Adam Scott WITBs below.

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Whats in the Bag

Keith Mitchell WITB 2024 (May)

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Driver: Mizuno ST-Z 230 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Blue 90 TX

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (21 degrees, C1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 90 TX

Irons: Mizuno Pro 225 (2), Mizuno Pro 225 “KM-92” (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Mizuno T24 (46-08S @47, 50-07S @51, 56-10D @55), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour
Grip: Golf Pride Pro Only

Grips: Golf Pride Victory Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

See the rest of Keith Mitchell’s WITB in the forums.

 

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (5/22/24): Piretti Workshop Tesora putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Piretti Workshop Tesora putter.

From the seller: (@zwhitworth): “Piretti Workshop Tesora – KBS GPS Matte Black shaft and Ping PP58 non-cord grip. Playing 35”. Micro/skim milled face. Limited headcover. Includes weight kit and wrench. Some light wear marks (ready to game not mount on wall). Relisting with a huge price drop –$800.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Piretti Workshop Tesora putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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