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
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 Amazon.co.uk | Was £549 | Now £480

TaylorMade M1 Irons at Amazon.co.uk | Was £849 | Now £749

Wilson Staff C200 Irons at Amazon.com | Was $799 | Now $599

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

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Titleist AP2

The Golf Monthly test team's Titliest 716 AP2 irons review, a traditional-looking iron offering forgiveness and distance control in a slimline package.

£117.00

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Titleist 716 MB irons

  Key technology Bladed or thin muscleback irons are never packed with huge amounts of technology but there are some new features worth mentioning here. The muscle in the back…

£117.00

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Titleist 716 CB irons

Key technology Titleist engineers have used a new co-forging technique to precisely place 55 grams of tungsten in the heel and toe (only in the 3 to 7 irons). This…

£117.00

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Titleist 716 T-MB, Best Golf Hybrids And Utility Clubs 2017

Key technology Titleist engineers have again used high density Tungsten in the heel and toe to aid forgiveness. The hollow construction allows for a fast face insert that should help…

£169.00

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Cobra Fly-Z+ iron review

Key Technology Cobra’s Fly-Z+ Forged irons feature a multi-step forging process to construct a soft-feeling, forgiving better player iron. Tungsten inserts positioned in the heel and toe of the 3-…

£699.00

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TaylorMade AeroBurner irons

TaylorMade AeroBurner irons review   Key Technology Replacing last year’s SpeedBlade model, the AeroBurner irons go right up to the COR limits for maximum ball speed and have a low…

£599.00

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Wilson D200 irons

Key technology The new game-improvement irons feature a new technology called Speed Sole, which is a thin, face-to-sole transition that increases the spring-like effect off the face creating an average…

£349.00

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Callaway XR irons

Replacing The XR irons are said to be more forgiving, longer and better looking than the X2 Hot set they replace. Aesthetics Callaway X series irons have always had an…

£569.00

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Yonex Z-Force irons review

Golf Monthly review the latest game improvement irons from Yonex, the Z-Force.

£349.00

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Srixon Z Series irons

The new Srixon Z series irons have been built to cater for both amateurs and professionals. The slim topline and compact shape in Srixon Z 745 and Srixon Z 945…

£600.00

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Ping S55 irons

The Golf Monthly test team brings you its Ping S55 irons review

£115.00

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Ping i25 irons review

Golf Monthly Editor Michael Harris gives his i25 irons verdict

£99.00

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Mizuno MP-15 irons review

Above, Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O’Hagan gives his Mizuno MP-15 irons review. At a glance: – A classic-looking Mizuno iron with added forgiveness – This better-player design will retail…

£115.00

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Benross Speed 2 range

We test the Hot, Rip and Max drivers, fairway woods and irons

£89.00

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