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Maltby KE4 Tour Iron Heads
The Maltby KE4 Tour irons are a true players cavity back design. The minimal offsets progress from .135 in the #4 iron to .100 in the wedges which appeals to players who want a Super Game Improvement iron without extreme offset. With a thin (.310) radiused top line thickness and a slightly notched hosel to top line transition, the KE4 Tour irons provide the look discerning players prefer at address. Consistent moderately wide sole widths (.800) and progressive bounce angles provide the perfect combination of turf forgiveness regardless of the playing conditions
The toe weighting and undercut cavity correctly places more weight to the perimeter and rear of the club head increasing MOI (Moment of Inertia) and positioning the head mass for the best possible combination of feel and forgiveness.
The KE4 Tour irons come with a factory installed 6 gram toe weight but can adjusted in weight using the KE4 Screw System to allow for multiple shaft length and weight options. Additional 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 gram weights are available.
- Tour design features less offset and a minimal top line and sole widths.
- Manufactured from heat treated 431 stainless steel for a soft, solid forged feel.
- .370 hosel diameter
- Dark PVD finish eliminates glare, increases finish durability and allows for loft and lie adjustments.
- Free weight wrench (MA0032W $6.99) with set of 8 purchase.
- Product Code = MA0219
Maltby KE4 Tour Iron Heads is rated
Rated 5 out of
Easy To Hit
I liked the offset specs on these clubs, and after pondering a set of Pings, decided to save some money on my next set of irons. Assembled these with Apollo Acculite 95's (6-9) and Apollo Spectre Lite's (PW, GW, and Tricept SW, LW). Very happy with this combination. Stronger lofts produce longer flight, and these are VERY forgiving. Nice to have interchangeable weights for swing weighting options, too.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of
Maltby KE4 Tour Irons
For a number of years I've played the CER 851 UM irons. I also have a set of the original KE4s, which I find forgiving but shorter than the CERs. Recently I built a 6 iron test club of the new KE4 Tour, with the black finish. I shafted it with the MPF Distance graphite, in A flex (I'm an old guy). I really liked the way it played, so I have just completed the set, 4 through GW, all with the MPF Distance, 1/2 inch over long, with oversize Winn Excel grips. I ordered the heads bent 2* upright, and it is impossible to see any creases or evidence of bending - a great job. Wow, what a sharp looking set of irons. I took them to the range to get a feel for them and they didn't feel quite right, but the adjustable weight port in the back of the head allowed me to tinker with the swingweight, and easily get the feel where I needed it. The black finish might not be for everyone, but I find it a very clean look, and it really makes
Date published: 2012-09-24
Rated 3 out of
Nice Irons But
I have been playing a set of Maltby M05's since 1994. I have always wanted a set of black irons, so when these came available March 2012 I ordered 6Iron thru GW. They are nice Irons, however the black finish scratches easily and will chip if not protected from banging together in the bag.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 5 out of
Maltby KE4 Tour Iron Heads
I purchased and built a KE4 Tour 7 Iron two weeks ago to try it out on the course. This head is very forgiving and long. I am surprised I am able to still work the ball when needed. This past weekend I ordered the remaining set of irons. This is a great club and looks fantastic.
Date published: 2012-07-19
I really like the looks of these irons. Very nice look to them. However I read one of the reviews said the black finish scratches and chips if not protected. Did this ever get remedied or is/was there really an issue with this?
The KE4 Tour Black PVD finish has been one of our best sellers for the last few years. Great performer. The PVD finish will wear, especially on the sole and the face. Some like the finsih wear and some do not. the wear does not affect performance. We decided to change the finish in the 2015 version (KE4 Tour +) and go back to more of a satin stainless finish. We still have the black PVD in stock and plan to phase them out this year. The new and the old are exactly the same design, just different finish.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Looking at the 6Iron specs, I don't see anything different between the KE4 Tour Iron and the KE4 Tour +. Yet the KE4 Tour is rated MPF 701 versus KE4 Tour + rated MPF 855. I know the finish is different but what else is different?
Good question, but there is an answer. When the original Tour came out, we had designed it to be at least a Super Game Improvment (701+) head. Because of the timeline of the catalog and the development timing of the original, we knew it would be at least 701+, but could not be certain if it would be 851+, which would make it an Ultra Game Improvement design. We had to make the decision to put 701+ on the head understanding that we could not overstate the value. We also had to get manufacturing going, so the original was going to be marked 701+. Once we received the final production, after we tweaked a few things from the prototype, it actually came in as the Ultra Game Improvement number of 866, which is what you see on the chart. The new head is exactly the same head with different cosmetics. The new cosmetics offered us the opportunity to change the MPF number on the head.
Date published: 2015-03-09
I am looking for a Maltby Ke4 forged #7 iron of the previous series. Do you still can find me one?
The KE4 Forged iron (MA0218) is now sold in sets only, however, we can get you a #7 iron. If you are referring to the KE4 Tour (MA0219) which was the code in the question post, we have those in stock. If you need the Forged MA0218, you will need to contact our customer service department and reference this response and they can take your order for the KE4 Forged #7 iron.
Date published: 2015-03-03
what is it about the hosel design that makes the club appear to have more offset at address than the TE for example??
The KE4 Tour iron is designed with more offset than the TE Forged, so it should appear to have more offset. Offset is defined as the measurement from the leading edge of the hosel to the front portion (or leading edge) of the face on its centerline. This measurement is longer on the KE4 Tour than on the TE.
Date published: 2015-01-26
did the KE4 Tour irons get sent to the USGA for approval?
The KE4 Tour irons were not sent to the USGA for testing. They are manufactured to conform to the USGA guidelines, but we have not sent tot he USGA for their confirmation.
Date published: 2014-12-02
are they game improvement iron heads?
Yes, the KE4 Tour irons fall into the Super Game Improvement category in our MPF rating system. The MPF system is explained here: http://www.golfworks.com/article.asp?ai=870&eid=IronMPF
Date published: 2014-11-07
Are these considered "legal grooves" after the 2010 ruling by the USGA? (Currently legal...for all USGA / PGA events?)
The KE4 Tour irons were manufactured with grooves that would comply to the post 2010 groove rule. However, we have not sent them to the USGA for their testing and approval, which is required in events that require "the condition" of competition as set forth by the USGA. If "the condition" is not required, they are still conforming, and can be used in evnets as a conforming design. We do plan to send them to the USGA for approval in the coming months so that they can be used in all events that require "the condition" of competition.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Does Maltby KE4 Tour make a sand wedge?