Tour Edge C521 Irons Review 2023 – Are They A Good Choice for High Handicappers?
“Just one look at the Tour Edge C521 and you’ll know that you are dealing with game improvement irons.”
The Tour Edge C521 irons are marketed towards “competitive players.” And we can see that the company took steps towards making these irons look better to distinguishing players. But we wanted to see exactly what they have to offer high handicappers and better players.
So we tested the Tour Edge C521 irons. In the following review, you will find out everything you need to know about these clubs.
Tour Edge C521 Irons Overview
“The Tour Edge C521’s are cavity back irons with toe weighting.”
When you look at the Tour Edge C521 irons, you can see that they will be forgiving. That’s because the heel to toe length is pretty long. The cavity undercut is also pretty deep and juts out behind the head quite a bit. This creates a distinct profile at address: you can see the undercut sticking out and you know that you will have a lot of leeway on lateral mis-hits.
The top line is also moderately thick. The face near the top is actually beveled so that it sort of blends into the top line. This design factor gives the Tour Edge C521’s a nice, clean look at address; but keep in mind that the topline is still not exactly thin.
Overall, the Tour Edge C521 irons look beefy and forgiving at address – great for high handicappers. One thing that we noticed during testing was that toe-side mis-hits in particular were flying very straight. We suspect that this is the result of the toe weighting and expanded toe area. The launch of the Tour Edge C521 irons is also high and effortless. If you are a deliberate tempo swinger, you will likely do very well with the launch window of these irons.
“With an expansive sweet spot and large face profile, it’s very easy to improve striking accuracy with these irons. While the feedback and workability suffer, the forgiveness is outstanding.”
Are the Tour Edge C521 Irons Forgiving?
“The head profile of these irons is enough to make them very forgiving.”
And with the addition of a deep undercut cavity, the Tour Edge C521 irons are ideal if you are looking for forgiving irons. Another design aspect that needs to be brought up is the wide sole.
The sole profile reminds us a lot of the Taylormade M4 irons: it’s rounded out and extended towards the back of the head. This contributes to the high and easy launch but it also smooths out turf interaction.
In fact, our testers who are prone to chunking were finding it very easy to make clean contact. The offset is also considerable so players who struggle to close the face up will have an easier time with these irons. The Tour Edge C521’s encourage straight flight and high launch.
The CG also feels nice and low so these irons are comfortable to swing. By elongating the cavity undercut, Tour Edge also managed to manipulate the CG towards the back of the head. This increases MOI which means even more forgiveness on off-center strikes.
The low CG balances the “power loft” specs pretty well. At no point did we feel the danger of ballooning out of control. Yet, launch was high enough to increase carry distance for most of our testers.
Would the Tour Edge C521 Irons Be Good for High Handicappers?
“The Tour Edge C521 irons are excellent for high handicappers.”
In fact, these irons may only be good for high handicappers. There isn’t enough workability or feedback produced by these irons to make them viable for mid or low handicappers. But for newbies, the Tour Edge C521 irons offer the “ease of use” and confidence to start lowering your score.
Aidan Lehane here, I’m a Mid-low handicap golfer who has made tremendous progress in breaking 90 in just over 1 year of playing golf seriously.
I get out to the course or range as often as possible and review all the equipment I’ve come across on this blog.