Following a number of advancements, the latest Golf Irons offer longer distances through the entire bag, but without the need to sacrifice any forgiveness 

Buyer’s Guide

Head design
Match the head shape to your ball-striking ability. Bigger cavities are forgiving and tend the launch the ball higher (but also tend to have stronger lofts), while compact heads are more workable with less of a focus on distance alone.

Get custom fitted
There’s no industry standard for things like loft and lie, so while one manufacturer’s off-the-rack standard spec may be perfect for your swing, another’s will not. Make sure you hit some shots on a lie board using sole and impact tape under the supervision of a PGA Pro to ensure your set matches your swing, rather than trying to change your swing to suit your new irons!

Offset is the distance between the leading edge and the front of the hosel. Lrger, game improvement irons tend to have more offset as it encourages the golfer to position the hands more forward at address and also gives the clubface a little extra time to rotate around to square at impact, helping those that slice the ball.

Forged or cast?
The majority of irons on the market are cast and they tend to be larger in size and offer more distance as well as a firmer feel. Forged irons offer a softer feel and greater consistency. They also tend to be more expensive as they are more labour intensive to produce.

Steel or graphite?
The main difference between steel and graphite shafts is the weight. Graphite shafts are lighter, which can help golfers swing the club faster, but are more expensive and can be less durable than their steel counterparts.

This Month’s Best Iron Deals

Wilson Staff D300 Irons at | Was £549 | Now £480

TaylorMade M1 Irons at | Was £849 | Now £749

Wilson Staff C200 Irons at | Was $799 | Now $599

 The best irons of 2017 and the things you need to consider


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The larger long irons offer high levels of forgiveness and stability, the mid irons are slightly smaller, blending into the compact short irons that offer a more controlled trajectory. The…

Wilson Staff FG Tour irons

The Wilson Staff FG Tour irons have been forged from soft carbon steel to offer a more responsive feel. The wider sole and cavity back lowers the centre of gravity…


The John Letters T7 irons focus mainly on producing high flying shots, thanks to an extreme weighting system in each club. These irons would suit golfers who want an iron/…


The Yonex VMX irons have a mid-size steel head and ultra thin face, which should provide extra power and forgiveness. These irons should suit golfers who prefer confidence-inspiring long irons,…


The Srixon WR irons use tungsten nickel ‘power ring’ to create a deep centre of gravity for a high launch. These irons would suit golfers who want a good level…


The Benross VX6 irons have a wide sole, a large thin face and some extreme perimeter weighting, which all combine to improve forgiveness. These irons would suit golfers who are…


The Nike VR Split Cavity irons are compact irons with the forgiveness of a wider sole, thicker topline and more offset that the VR blade. These irons would suit golfers…


The Ben Sayers Benny irons (5-SW) feature a weight positioning system that provides extra stability and helps move the centre of gravity lower and further back in the head. This…


The Snake Eyes Viper XT irons are an oversized set created with maximum distance as the main focus. The heads are weighted in a way that helps square the face…


A low-profile head on this new set of Cobra SZ Irons is designed with a full cavity in order to help produce high-launching iron shots. A wide sole, urethane insert…


The idea behind the TPU Senset is to reduce vibrations and hollow noises and replace them with a responsive feel and crisp sound. The lightweight titanium face insert allows weight…


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