Considering a new set of irons? Upgrading every five-to-seven years used to mean not missing much in the way of technology and performance advances. Not anymore. Things move fast these days. The latest models incorporate so much top-end material, advanced weighting and sophisticated design that you’ll instantly see a notable improvement in performance, trajectory, distance and feel if you’re currently playing irons that are even just two years old. It’s totally worth exploring fresh models, such as these:
In a set of Callaway’s MAVRIK, every loft has a unique, progressive clubface that adds distance and forgiveness, yet performs consistently as a set. This was accomplished by creating the clubface through artificial intelligence. The iron also includes a tungsten/urethane piece that optimizes ball launch with pure feel and sound. And it dampens vibration without taking away from ball speed — especially for shots struck lower on the face.
Generally targeted for 10-to-20 handicaps, Cobra’s SpeedZone is forgiving. Carbon inserts on both the top and underside of the top line help move the center of gravity (CG) lower in the clubhead while boosting ball speed. The clubhead also has extreme heel-toe weighting, a face insert with a large-and-thin pocket from heel to toe, shock-dampening cavity for better feel, and progressive head shape, grooves and hosel length that collectively optimize launch and spin through the set.
Coming in March, Honma’s TR20P has a forged body, along with a fast cup face that makes impact feel solid. It combines hand-crafted looks with top-level performance. A pocket cavity with tungsten weighting combines with high MOI and low CG, for high-launching and forgiving shots. You’ll find the lofts to be strong, and distance to be satisfying. Don’t be deceived by the blade-ish looks: It’s highly playable for a wide range of skill levels.
PING’s G710 is touted as the brand’s longest and most-forgiving iron. Combining a maraging steel face and stainless steel body enhances ball speed, distance, trajectory height with stopping power, feel and sound — especially ideal for mid-to-high handicaps and slower swings. The iron has a stealthy hydropearl chrome finish with black PVD coating. A smart grip comes standard.
PXG’s 0311 XP GEN3 aims to give you distance and forgiveness — sporting a large sweet spot and thin face. Internally, a soft polymer stores and rebounds more energy into shots, all while softening impact feel. The clubhead is forged from a strong and soft carbon steel to help durability and enhance the overall appearance of the club over time.
TaylorMade’s SIM Max creates distance while feeling solid. A rear band vertically spans the iron’s cavity, to stabilize the upper face and support the topline — reducing impact harshness. Inside, a new damping system stretches across the face to further lessen stinging. A pocket in the sole runs parallel to the clubface, to help boost ball speed and distance. Each iron is optimized for accuracy, via a strategically and uniquely positioned face thickness.
Titleist’s T400 helps golfers with moderate swing speeds launch long, soaring shots with ease. The hollow clubhead features an advanced split sole design and wide body to smooth out turf interaction, and a super-thin face for distance — fortified by extreme high-density tungsten that boosts shot height and distance.
A set of Tour Edge’s Exotics EXS 220 has two game-improvement clubhead types. The long irons are hollow and have a forged maraging steel cup face, while the short irons have deep undercut cavities for accuracy with tight dispersion. A 19-gram tungsten weight in the toe expands the sweet spot, while a thermoplastic elastomer polymer in the cavity insert is coated with a shock-absorbing gel that also creates more spring effect.
Wilson Staff’s Launch Pad for high-handicappers has a hollow body, thin steel clubface, and variable sole width. Its progressive sole design and increased bounce angle help prevent fat shots. The long irons have a higher bounce angle and wide sole that skims over turf and reduces the likelihood of fat shots.
The high-end XXIO Eleven has two slots cut into the iron body just behind the face, which dramatically increase flexibility for ball speed and thus distance. It’s designed to help golfers with moderate swing speeds hit longer and straighter by improving speed, accuracy and consistency.
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