This thing is HEAVY! I was surprised by the weight of the club, but overall it is not some cheap "display only"club, you can actually whack a ball with it. Because of the loft (I would estimate it to be a strong (+2 degree) 8 iron), it is a bit much for me to get any real swing going on my 3/4 acre lot, but for chipping back and forth it works well. If you were to take it to a ball field, you could unleash it a bit more, but I would advise having "your eight iron" type of room available before you do so. This thing gets the ball going. Definitely recommended, especially at this price.