This is the first time I have ever taken the time to review piece of golf equipment. I had these irons recommended to me by a pro 7 or 8 months ago. He said that they would have excellent forgiveness and good distance. By combining these with lessons at age 55, my handicap has dropped by 15. Even when I miss hit, I am still in the fairway with fair distance. With the senior graphite shafts, the miss hits do not rattle my arms. But when I am on the sweet spot (and it is a large sweet spot)--it feels good--like not even hitting the ball. It is so much fun to watch the ball fly off of these irons. Hitting the green from 100-150 yards out consistently and watching the ball hit and stop is something I used to watch with others and think that is just not something I can do. These were the first purchase I made on. The price of these in an open-box deal could not be beat.