Jump to content

Welcome to Japanese Golf Clubs at Golf To Impress
Register now to gain access to all of our features.
Once registered and logged in, you will be able to view photos, create topics, post replies to existing threads, write private messages and so much more.
Login to Account Create an Account
Photo

ROMARO RAY H IRONS (MY REVIEW)

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1
Silverscreen

Silverscreen

    TSG Rookie

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • Occupation:Movies

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Ping G20
    Ping G20 3 Wood
    Irons: Romaro Ray H 4-PW
    Hybrid: Ping G20 3 Hybrid
    SW/UW: CLeveland CG 14
    Putter: Yes Calllie Forged
Greetings! Today marks my very first post on this forum, and I would like to kick things off by reviewing these irons which I received a couple of days ago through TourSpecGolf in the 4-PW configuration.

When I was a boy, I learned to play golf using my father's blade irons. I can still remember the thin top line and the high toe at address! I never thought they were too small, as blades were all I knew growing up. Over the years I switched to cavity backs, and each passing set seemed to get bigger and bigger. Recently I decided to try to find a blade type iron with at least some of the forgiveness of a cavity back, which is why I drifted to these Romaro's.

First Impressions: If there is a better looking set of irons, I haven't seen them. These irons are beyond beautiful, and pictures really do not do them justice! The satin finish makes it very easy to fend off glare, and I think adds to the overall looks!

Size: These are definitely Blade like in appearance. The top line is thin, the head is very compact, offset is minimal and again, great satin finish! To be honest, I was a bit intimidated at first glance and wondered instantly if I had bitten off more than I could chew. But they set up so perfectly at address, harkening me back to my youth, that I proceeded to swing with confidence. I should mention that I am a big fan of high toe irons, and these definitely give you that!

Feel: One of the best feeling irons I have ever had the privilege of hitting. Feel is both soft and solid. It is as pure a feeling as it gets for me! Even shots that were hit more towards the toe still felt great, which I was not expecting.

Workability: Whatever you want! Fades, Draws, Low, High were all a breeze. The natural ball flight for these irons is quite high, and that is thanks to the half cavity design. I was really impressed with the ball flight, and very impressed at how easy they are to get the ball in the air. As a result, Romaro increased the lofts by 1 degree over the Pro Forged Model to compensate for this.

Distance: My distance neither increased nor decreased with these irons. I was concerned by the higher lofts, but I ended up hitting them the same distance as my ever so slightly stronger lofted I20's.

Forgiveness: Here is where these irons shined most for me. For an iron of this size, they are surprisingly forgiving! Off center shots still travelled farther than I was expecting and as already mentioned, ball flight was nice and high! And in terms of the size, it's funny, after just a couple of minutes on the range I was already used to it. And after 40 minutes on the range, I took a look at the I20's I also had brought along and they already looked too big to me... Funny how the mind works...

Conclusion:
If you are looking for a beautiful, very great feeling, compact blade like iron with the forgiveness of a cavity back, look no further. I had never heard of Romaro before this site introduced them, so a big thanks to TourSpecGolfer for always being on the lookout for great products! and a big thanks to Tario for introducing these irons and for providing a very seamless transaction. He was always very quick to respond to any questions that I had!

Cheers!

Attached Files


  • 0

#2
corky3

corky3

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 806 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA

  • Quote: There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those that don't
  • Brand of Choice:JDM all the way......

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Tourstage x drive Driver dj6
    Royal collection vs tour 15 Fubuki
    Epon 302 4-PW, Nippon Peening Red Nowon grips
    royal Collection db protos 52 58 wedges

    Bettinardi Zero (amongst many others LOL)
Welcome and thanks formthe great review, maybe a follow up post after you have some more rounds under your belt?
  • 0
----------------------------------------

Japanese equipment addict

#3
swisstrader

swisstrader

    TSG Master

  • Members
  • 1018 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NY/NJ
  • Interests:Golf and fast cars/women...haha
  • Occupation:Consultant
  • Handicap:8
  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Personals/Epon 502's
    Adams Lab Launcher 8* driver w matrix black tie
    Tourstage 50/54/57 wedges
    Custom Edel putter
    TM 3/5 woods
Great review!!
  • 0

#4
robbie

robbie

    TSG Master

  • 10 Year Original Member
  • 1412 posts
  • Gender:Male

  • Quote: Go
  • Handicap:6
  • Brand of Choice:none

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Zero w/Crazy LY01
    Kamui TP07 14 deg w/ Tour AD GT7S
    Epon AF302 copper 3-PW w/ Ctaper lite
    Taylormade ATV w/ Ctaper 52/56/60
    Scotty Cameron Red X2
Thank you for the review ! keep us updated after u get them dialed in !!!!!
  • 0

#5
Silverscreen

Silverscreen

    TSG Rookie

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • Occupation:Movies

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Ping G20
    Ping G20 3 Wood
    Irons: Romaro Ray H 4-PW
    Hybrid: Ping G20 3 Hybrid
    SW/UW: CLeveland CG 14
    Putter: Yes Calllie Forged
Thanks for the warm welcome and nice words. I have a couple of tee times scheduled for the weekend so will report back after some true testing in the field.
Cheers!
  • 0

#6
RIduffer

RIduffer

    TSG Madman

  • Members
  • 2080 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rhode Island
  • Handicap:4
  • Brand of Choice:Epon, RomaRo, Yonex...

  • What's in the Bag?:
    RomaRo, Kamui, Epon, TourSrage, Yonex, ONOFF
    Crazy Shafts and UST TourSPX and Attas and GD shafts...
    Any given day any given mix and match
Well done... Looking forward to more detail... What did you shaft them with?
  • 0

#7
gocchin

gocchin

    On a break

  • +Administrators
  • 5701 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Living on a golf course in Japan
  • Interests:Jpop, Computers, Golf, Kawaii Idols, Cars
  • Occupation:Golf Geek - Tech Guru
J has them with the 950GH Stiff.

I forgot to ask what you think of the Romaro grips?

I'm very glad you liked them and working with you on getting them was a breeze as well.

#8
Silverscreen

Silverscreen

    TSG Rookie

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • Occupation:Movies

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Ping G20
    Ping G20 3 Wood
    Irons: Romaro Ray H 4-PW
    Hybrid: Ping G20 3 Hybrid
    SW/UW: CLeveland CG 14
    Putter: Yes Calllie Forged
Thanks, Tario! And the grips are great too! I will be keeping them!
  • 0

#9
gocchin

gocchin

    On a break

  • +Administrators
  • 5701 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Living on a golf course in Japan
  • Interests:Jpop, Computers, Golf, Kawaii Idols, Cars
  • Occupation:Golf Geek - Tech Guru

Thanks, Tario! And the grips are great too! I will be keeping them!


Haha what I should have asked is did you smell the grips? (^_^)

#10
DaleUK

DaleUK

    TSG Madman

  • Members
  • 2005 posts
  • Gender:Male

  • Quote: What goes around, comes around!
  • Handicap:10
  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Dog Tour Bag

    Yamaha Tour Driver

    Yamaha 3 wood

    Yamaha Hybrid

    Yamaha V Forged 4- PW

    Epon 210 KGX in copper/ chocolate Finish

    50*. 54*. 60*.

    Putter....
Excellent review ...enjoy your new Clubs!!
  • 0
...REMEMBER .....

It's not how many ,BUT ...it's how Far!!

#11
Vegaman

Vegaman

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 725 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Thailand, Sweden
  • Interests:Golf! Guitar playing, exercise
  • Occupation:Tour Manager
  • Handicap:10
  • Brand of Choice:Bridgestone, Vega, Rife, Miyazaki

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Vega Raf-CM blades 4-pw. Yururi Rupas 56 and 60, Epon 52. Srixon forged Z-uti 2 iron. Callaway hawk eye titanium 4W with Superio Shaft. Tourstage X-drive 703 with Crazy LY-02 Xstiff. Honma Athport Driver. Vega DAF with Miyazaki Kusala Black 72X. Rife 2-bar blade. Oakley Bag.

Haha what I should have asked is did you smell the grips? (^_^)


The smell of the grips...? :tsg_smiley_homer: Hmm. Anyway, great looking irons really.
  • 0

#12
Duffer19

Duffer19

    TSG Madman

  • Members
  • 1931 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto and Hong Kong

  • Quote: Swing Easy and Swing Freely (personal swing thought)
  • Handicap:14.6

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Bag #1
    Ryoma Maimxa 10.5 with Crazy LY01 La Bomba
    Ryoma Maxima 10.5 with Crazy Proto 513B
    S Yard 3 1/2w
    Ryoma F7
    Ryoma 21* Ut
    Ryoma 27* Ut
    Epon 551 6-PW with Roddio I-6
    SDJ 51 with Roddio I-8
    George Spirits 56* with Roddio I-8
    Titleist forged 58*
    Ping Scottsdale Piper C/Matsumoto MG8

The smell of the grips...? :tsg_smiley_homer: Hmm. Anyway, great looking irons really.


Perhaps its infused with citronella oil like those plastic golf belts you find in Japan and Bangkok.
  • 0

#13
TourSpecGolfer

TourSpecGolfer

    Founder & Owner of TourSpecGolf / GolfToImpress

  • +Administrators
  • 10696 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Japan, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Italy
  • Occupation:TSG Specialist
It actually smells like bubble gum. It's better than stinky post round hands.

They want you to hit the club smile then lick your fingers..;o)
 

#14
xerobound

xerobound

    TSG Whiz

  • +Administrators
  • 430 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV/ Tokyo, Japan/ California
  • Interests:Golf, golf, golf, sports, health, travel, good food, and did i mention golf?...

  • Quote: "What? I didn't break it.... I was just testing its durability."
  • Occupation:TSG Club Tester and Specialist
  • Handicap:0

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Jbeam 425 Tour w/ Crazy CB-46
    FW: ONOFF Type S 15*
    UT: ONOFF Type S 21*
    Irons: 3-PW Geotech Tour Issue
    Wedges: Geotech Tour Issue
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport2
Great looking club. Love the smelly grips! Great review you got there, I love hoe the romaro irons look. Im looking forward to comparing all that romaro has to offer. All so pure! It seems like a great set for myself. I love clubs that are very workable and with that great feel... Ohhh. I might have to dump my current irons soon. :)

#15
EdGolf

EdGolf

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 987 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shenzhen/HK/Malaysia
  • Occupation:Hotelier
  • Handicap:9.6
  • Brand of Choice:Epon, Yururi, Miura, Crazy

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Crazy 460 + Crazy's LY 01 (LY-01) Hot Black 6.9
    Ryoma F3 + Crazy Black FW80 6.9
    Yururi Flatback Raw + Modus 3 Stiff
    Fourteen Wedges 52* 56* 60*
    Lajosi BM3 Smooth Custom Putter
Nice review...I've seem a couple of Romaro around and never thought of giving em a swing but this review sure makes me wanna go swing some demo and see how they compare to my Yururi Flatback
  • 0

#16
jimsta

jimsta

    TSG Rookie

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • Gender:Male
Guys,

if anyone has hit the Miura PP-9003 can i please have some comparisons Romaro H's? i currently have a set of PP's and find it difficult on really bad days and was wondering if Romaro's are more forgiving? wouldnt mind having a second set :)

Thank you
  • 0

#17
EdGolf

EdGolf

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 987 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shenzhen/HK/Malaysia
  • Occupation:Hotelier
  • Handicap:9.6
  • Brand of Choice:Epon, Yururi, Miura, Crazy

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Crazy 460 + Crazy's LY 01 (LY-01) Hot Black 6.9
    Ryoma F3 + Crazy Black FW80 6.9
    Yururi Flatback Raw + Modus 3 Stiff
    Fourteen Wedges 52* 56* 60*
    Lajosi BM3 Smooth Custom Putter
Nice review + even better looking irons there.... I think they hit this one right
  • 0

#18
hardboiled

hardboiled

    TSG Active Member

  • Members
  • 302 posts
  • Gender:Male

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Yamaha 2013 Tour Diamana B70
    Epon 901
    Yamaha 2013 Tour 4-PW / TT Monaco S
    Yamaha 2013 Wedges (52/58)
    Custom Lajosi
    Ogio Chamber Bag

Guys,

if anyone has hit the Miura PP-9003 can i please have some comparisons Romaro H's? i currently have a set of PP's and find it difficult on really bad days and was wondering if Romaro's are more forgiving? wouldnt mind having a second set :)

Thank you


Dear Jimsta.
If u find the PP's hard to hit then you'll probably find the Romaro H's less forgiving.

Maybe look at the V's or On Off's .... or get lessons :D
  • 0