Solo golf club designers that make it in the golf industry are rare. There are those who have been able to turn a solo career into an almost cult following like, Scotty Cameron and Roger Cleveland, yet these are rare. Most are able to make a decent career without reaching the heights of these two, and there are some great examples in the putting and wedge world. Rarely do you see a new iron on the market that is not backed by a well established brand or one that has been around for many years, yet Eric Burch has jumped into the iron market feet first with New Level Golf.
NEW LEVEL GOLF
ignore the name
on the club.”
There are plenty of write ups about the forging process and the milling process and that is not the purpose of today. [If you are interested in completely geeking over forging and milling processes feel free to contact me or take a look at some of the other sites that are known for talking about equipment.]
Level the playing field and ignore the name on the club. Small businesses are able to be more innovative and tend to make adjustments quicker than your larger brands. This means that you, the consumer, would behoove yourself to take a look at a brand that is designed by a well established entrepreneur and designer. Eric’s goal with his designs was to fix some of the deficiencies that he has seen in his almost 22 years of being a custom fitter. You can thank him for being one of the biggest influences on your ability to have adjustable adapters on your equipment, as he was the one who built and then sold Club Connex. Club Connex was building adapters for club fitters way before the OEM’s were putting them on the drivers. Let’s just say he knows a lot about the custom side of the industry.
All of New Level’s irons are forged and built to very tight specs. This does not mean that if you are a higher handicap golfer you should not look at some of these clubs. The process of forging is not what makes a club unforgiving it is the design itself that makes a club unforgiving. If you are looking for feel, distance, and some of the best forgiveness then you should check out their new: New Level 1126
For those of you who desire a mid size head with some meat behind the ball, the New Level 1031 is for you. This club has the lowest COG of all the irons that are available. They have also tuned up the loft which means that you will be able to pick up that 7 iron and hit a little farther than what you are use to even before you take the engineering into consideration. Forgiveness, flight, and distance are your goals then check out the Level Golf 1031.
Getting on Golf Digest’s Hot List is not easy for most companies, mostly because of the competition that is out there in the market. This two year old company managed to see their popular 902 Forged irons on the 2019 Golf Digest Hot List, hanging out with the TM-760, Titleist AP2, Mizuno MP-18 MMC, and Callaway Apex Pro. This cavity back style players iron has been reviewed by many and has a great feel and flight: New Level 902 Forged
For those of you who are great ball strikers, want premium feel, with a great looking blade, check out the New Level 623-M. Even if you are not the best ball striker but you just can not move yourself away from having a blade in the bag, the 623-M has a little wider sole with a milled tuning slot. This allows the COG of the club to be lowered and gives this blade a great feel and also some pop to it when you hit the ball. New Level 623-M
New Level brings you their feel into your wedge game and into your driving game with their M-Type wedges and the 4995-HB Utility. The M-type wedges have a higher initial bounce and added heal relief, allowing you to play these wedges on multiple variations of turf. The wedge is available in 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, & 60. While the 4995-HB Utility iron is built for distance and blends well with any of the forged irons you choose to have in the bag. This utility iron is available in 18, 21, 24, & 27 degree lofts. M- Type Wedges and 4995-HB Utility
Here at Form Golf the focus is on showing you the golfer who the artisans are in the golf industry. While New Level the brand is new to the game, Eric Burch, creator of New Level is not new to the game. Admittedly he told me he is not a bulldog when it comes to the marketing and the sales of his equipment. He believes that his equipment will speak for itself when you give it a chance. For those of you who have read some of my stuff or listened to some of Talk to Me Birdie with Javan and myself, you know me as a Mizuno fan. This is true; however, I have had the opportunity to hit New Level irons, specifically the 902, and I loved the way they performed and felt. I would not hesitate to purchase a set of New Level irons. It is not easy to find a good quality set of irons.
If you do not want to take Eric’s word or mine, New Level has a great demo program, around 150 fitting locations, and a 30 day money back. To learn more about New Level check out their website, Instagram, and Facebook.
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