In this piece we take a look at clubs that could help you find increased consistency and improve your scoring.
Best Forgiving Irons 2019
Take a look at our list of the Best Forgiving Irons 2019 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 to score. As a result, finding the right set of forgiving irons to suit your game is pivotal and could result in shots tumbling 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 2019
Titleist T300 Irons
GM says: Titleist’s new T300 looks to be the iron most like the incredibly popular Titleist 718 AP1 and is designed to help mid to high-handicappers with their ball striking especially when it comes to the longer irons.
It is the largest and longest of the three T-Series irons, and features Max Impact Technology as well as tungsten weighting for distance and forgiveness. There’s a medallion dampener for improved feel and added sole camber for improved turf interaction too.
Callaway Big Bertha
GM says: Faster ball speed and easier launch comes from the Suspended Energy Core, which comprises a floating tungsten weight suspended within Callaway’s urethane microspheres deep within the head. A thinner and faster 360 Face Cup – a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face – combines with the high launch from the Suspended Energy Core to deliver longer ball flights. The smoke PVD finish creates an anti-glare, classy look too.
- BUY NOW (UK): Callaway Big Bertha irons from American Golf for £639
- BUY NOW (US): Callaway Big Bertha irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $749.99
Honma T//World 747 P
GM says: The TWorld747 P is an iron that provides the ultimate confidence at address and increased forgiveness on miss-hit shots. Made from high-strength stainless steel and a 20g tungsten weight on the sole of the club, the P irons provide a strong loft and high ball speed to offer ideal trajectory and distance
- BUY NOW (UK): Honma T//World 747 P irons from Scottsdale Golf for £969
- BUY NOW (US): Honma T//World 747 P irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $1,049.99
Callaway Epic Forged
Earlier in 2019 Callaway revealed its new Epic Forged irons, designed to provide ultra-premium feel and performance for golfers of a range of abilities.
The new premium irons are forged from 1025 Carbon Steel and have been engineered with a dynamic Suspended Tungsten Core, which is the first time the brand have done so in a forged iron. Additionally they come with Callaway’s patented Urethane Microspheres which help remote unwanted impact vibration without slowing down the irons performance.
- BUY NOW (UK): Callaway Epic Forged irons from American Golf for £1,999
- BUY NOW (US): Callaway Epic Forged irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $1,499.99
TaylorMade M6 Irons
GM Says: The new Speed Bridge technology connects the top-line with the back bar of the iron to increase rigidity, helping boost ball speed while also enhancing the sound and feel. These irons also feature an extremely low and deep CG via a Fluted Hosel and 360° undercut that relocate weight low in the head. An ultra-thin face with varying thicknesses delivers maximum ball speeds over a large area face and the off- centre positioning delivers a directional bias.
- BUY NOW (UK): TaylorMade M6 Irons from American Golf from £599
- BUY NOW (US): TaylorMade M6 Irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $564.99
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.
- BUY NOW (UK): Callaway Rogue X Irons from American Golf from £599
- BUY NOW (US): Callaway Rogue X Irons from Worldwide Golf Shops for $699.99
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.
- BUY NOW (UK): Ping G700 Irons from American Golf from £949
- BUY NOW (US): Ping G700 irons from Worldwide Golf Shops for $749.99
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.
- BUY NOW (UK): Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal from JamGolf from £690
- BUY NOW (US): Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal from Worldwide Golf Shops from $624.99
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Irons
GM Says: Comprising a fully hollow construction along with internal stabilizing ribs to provide maximum forgiveness, each iron head within Cleveland’s Launcher HB Turbo set features a turbocharged, high strength steel face that is thinner and hotter for increased ball speeds and distance.
Wilson Staff D7 Irons
GM says: Replacing the D300, the 4-7 irons within the set now feature three rows of Power Holes on the sole to increase face deflection for more distance. Moving into the 8-9-iron, this reduces to two rows of Power Holes and then just one row in the PW and GW to enhance precision. This technology is now combined with Wilson’s thinnest ever face which helps create more ball speed through added flexion.
- BUY NOW (UK): Wilson Staff D7 Irons from American Golf from £385
- BUY NOW (US): Wilson Staff D7 Irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $599.99
Cobra King T-Rail Irons
GM Says: The T stands for Transitional and the irons are said to combine the forgiveness of a Cobra Baffler hybrid with the precision of an iron.
They fuse a hollow, hybrid shape with an iron face and topline, creating an iron-hybrid design that delivers a blend of distance, forgiveness and accuracy. A hollow body construction creates a lower, deeper CG than traditional cavity-back iron designs allow and makes getting the ball airborne and on the desired target line easier.
- BUY NOW (UK): Cobra King T-Rail Irons from Scottsdale Golf for £799
- BUY NOW (US): Cobra King T-Rail Irons from Worldwide golf Shops $899.99
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.
- BUY NOW (UK): Srixon Z 585 irons from Scottsdale Golf for £799
- BUY NOW (US): Srixon Z 585 Irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $999.99
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