Golf Reviews Tommy Armour 845 Irons

By Jim Hagerty

Specs

Original 845 Silver Scot irons, from Tommy Armour Golf, were introduced in the late 1980s. They were manufactured throughout the 1990s and still traded heavily today in the used market. The 845s boast un-chromed stainless steel construction with a balanced cavity back making them slightly toe-weighted. Stocked with True Temper steel and later graphite shafts, 845s included a 2-iron through sand wedge, each progressively offset. Armour also made an oversized model. Today, Tommy Armour clubs (including the 845 economy sets) are geared toward beginners and novice players on a budget.

Perks

Armour 845s, with their cavity balance, have a soft feel and comfortable, mid-sized clubhead. They have nice bounce, and the sole moves swiftly through the ball. Long irons (2- to 5-iron) are strong shot-shapers, capable of excellent-to-superb distance. Short irons are precise and produce solid spin and nice penetrating trajectories.

Sacrifices

Like many mid-sized clubs of '80s and '90s, 845 Silver Scots are bit small, leading to a slight lack of confidence for the average player. Long irons are not extremely forgiving, especially for players with fast, jerky swing tendencies, making their antiquated game-improvement characteristics noticeable.

Bottom Line

Original Tommy Armour 845 Silver Scots are extremely friendly to low handicappers used to smaller clubheads and working the ball. As game improvement clubs, they fall short of today's advanced mid- to oversized irons. Expect to pay from $100 and more for a set, depending on their condition and the dealer

About The Author

Jim Hagerty is a freelance writer and journalist. In addition to the hundreds of Web-based articles to his credit, he's a staff writer for "The Rock River Times," where he covers arts and entertainment, outdoors and human interest news events. Hagerty holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations and journalism from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

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