Best Forgiving Irons 2018 - a look at some of the most forgiving irons on the market in 2018: clubs that could help you find increased consistency and improve your scoring.
Best Forgiving Irons 2018
Take a look at our list of the Best Forgiving Irons 2018 below.
For many, iron play is one of the most difficult elements of the golfing challenge. Making a clean contact with the ball and achieving a consistent strike and distance can be quite a challenge. But there are clubs out there that can make the task considerably easier.
There are many sets of forgiving, game-improvement irons on the market that could help you to achieve greater consistency and find more confidence when you’re striking iron shots of the turf or out of the rough. Making stronger contact and achieving a higher ball flight with your irons will help you hit more greens and give you more chances. Find the right set of forgiving irons to suit your game and you could see shots tumble from your handicap.
Below are some of our favourites. With some of the products you’ll see a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item, but this doesn’t affect the amount you pay.
Best Forgiving Irons 2018
Titleist 718 AP1 Irons
GM Says: The AP1 is the largest, longest and most forgiving iron in the Titleist 718 range. It benefits from a new progressive construction, ranging from hollow-body long irons to undercut cavity mid and short irons, to provide the best combination of distance and trajectory for each individually-designed iron. Thin unsupported face inserts also help generate explosive ball speed for more distance, while high-density tungsten weighting produces a lower CG for higher launch with shot-stopping control.
TaylorMade M4 Irons
GM Says: The TaylorMade M4 irons replace the game improvement M2 irons, built for speed and forgiveness for the mid-to-high handicapper. On first inspection, little appears to have changed with the latest generation. Besides some minor colour tweaks from yellow to red/blue, the shaft length and loft remains unchanged, a Speed Pocket and Face Slots carry over too and at address, old M2 and new M4 are basically identical.
Callaway Rogue X Irons
GM Says: The Rogue X irons feature multiple technologies unique to Rogue. There are four sets in the range with the X boasting an oversized head with a longer blade, wider sole, slightly more offset, and a CG deeper that is further back from the face. This has been coupled with longer (and lighter) shafts as well as stronger lofts for added distance from lower spin and more ball speed.
Ping G700 Irons
GM Says: This is PING’s hollow body super-game-improvement iron designed to offer maximum distance and forgiveness for the mid-to-high handicapper. The have replaced the brand’s GMax irons and feature a hollow body construction, which increases face flexibility for a higher trajectory and more distance. This is assisted by a machined C300 maraging steel face, which has undergone a two-step heat treatment process to add strength, enabling the manufacturer to make it thinner and therefore even more flexible than the face on the GMax.
Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Irons
GM says: The Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal irons have a stability frame, which comprises an open heel section to provide more perimeter weighting elsewhere, while the second is a new Pearl Brush finish, said to reduce sun glare and enhance durability. When tested the clubs gave us incredible ball speed with a high flight which could be difficult to control in the wind.
Cleveland Launcher HB Irons
GM Says: The fully hollow Launcher HB irons feature hybrid like long irons for high levels of forgiveness and easy launching, and more iron-like short irons. They use a high-strength steel face with stabilising ribs to increase ball speed and a HiBore Crown to help golfers launch the ball higher and further than typical cavity back irons.
Wilson Staff C300 Irons
GM says: The C300 irons feature Power Holes around the entire club head to minimise contact between the body and face, providing maximum flex and expanding the sweet spot for greater ball speeds across the entire hitting surface. The C300 is larger and more confidence inspiring than its Forged counterpart. The Power Holes along the topline unquestionably catch your eye, at least initially, and won’t be to everyone’s taste.
Cobra F-8 Irons
GM Says: A modern but simple looking club, the King F8 iron is built primarily for distance. It’s large down by the ball without looking especially game improver. The thick topline and offset inspire confidence for inconsistent ball strikers that help is at hand and clip a few balls away you certainly feel that you haven’t got to strike the sweetspot to achieve good distance.
Srixon Z 585 Irons
GM says: The Z585 irons have a new Speed Groove, an internal channel on the SUP10 face insert, allows for more face flexing, enhancing ball speed and distance. A wider Tour V.T. Sole with more trailing edge bounce provides smoother turf interaction and more consistent ball striking. These irons don’t look too different from the previous generation as Srixon have once again provided an iron with a classic profile that delivers on forgiveness too.
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