And they're a really good value, as well. The clubhead has a slight offset to control trajectories. Yes they look chunky and awkward, but for a novice golfer to enjoy the feeling of getting the ball high up in the air and out in the general direction of the target, the Idea Hybrid irons cannot be matched. But you can see from the back these G25 irons are braced up tightly with bars delivering easy power with oodles of loft. A thin, high-strength, forged-steel face insert helps achieve distance. The player iron market is very competitive so we gave out Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the three following categories: Golfmagic Gold total ranking of 23 or more , Golfmagic Silver total ranking of 21 or more and Golfmagic Bronze total ranking of 19 or more. Callaway Golf X2 Hot Pro Key Features: Combines the power and distance of a game-improvement iron with the shotmaking performance of a Tour-style model.
The game improvement iron, a concept that originated in the mid-1980s, has the sole purpose of combining forgiveness with playability, enabling us to hit the ball further, straighter, higher and more consistently than ever. Click to read and to read our Who votes? Wow Factor: We're blown away by how easy it is to get the ball airborne and flying right on target. Wow Factor: They're designed to be long and forgiving. This list, combined with our , is a great place to start. A semi-gooseneck, slight offset and thick top blade help square each clubhead at address for visual confidence.Next
Our full conclusion and results can be found on the final page of this feature. Anything new in fairway woods or hybrids? Distance is deceptively aggressive, as well. Our original, high performance designs are available only custom fit to each individual golfer, through professional custom Clubmakers world wide. Andy and Charlie both scored separately without consultation and the score presented for each iron is an average of the two. Compared to an average long iron, a properly fit hybrid will in most cases launch the ball higher and with more ball speed, keeping it in the air longer for more carry distance.Next
A muscle bulge—more prominent in scoring irons—extends high on the clubface and thickens the impact area of the mild carbon-steel clubheads. The Idea hybrids are offered in lofts of 16. The addition of perimeter weighting creates a larger effective hitting area for the golfer, minimising loss of distance and accuracy on those dreaded mis-hits. Better players and most pros tend use forged and bladed heads with solid backs which need a more precise and consistent strike. Bending the elbows breeds inconsistency.
Companies are making it easier to mix and match what fits your game. We also used Flightscope data inside the practice studio under the watchful eye of former European Carl Watts, who made sure both Charlie and I were compressing the balls to our best abilities. Each club fitting team also performs in excess of 1,000 professional fittings each year. Callaway Golf X2 Hot Key Features: A new, deep, central undercut boosts the spring-like effect off the large sweet spot of the A-Frame face for distance. Don't tell, but we found them to be surprisingly forgiving.Next
A cleanly shaped topline helps form the look better players prefer, as does an overall compactness. The lofts have been strengthened a tad this year giving a lower crunching trajectory throughout the set but the long irons are still that bit chunkier and super easy to hit. How many times have you hit a shot at the flag, only to watch it land short or long of the green? A new, deep, central undercut boosts the spring-like effect off the large sweet spot of the A-Frame face for distance without losing trajectory. Tungsten in the short irons is centered behind the clubface for added distance and control. What is a game improvement iron? You see this in the sole that gets thinner as you go from long to short irons, less offset but still enough to help and a thin topline. And the irons you use state that fact to anyone peeking in your bag.Next
Golfers looking for a lower-spinning trajectory might try the 913H. A progressive set profile improves playability; a vibration dampener in the back softens impact. But give that same golfer one of the game-improvement models below, and he may be able to hit a 7 iron to the same green. With a compact profile and thin topline, this is the player's muscleback blade. The Fly-Z irons are available in one of six colors — orange, red, black, white, blue and green.
You can do a tad more with the ball with these as opposed to the Adams, and they will appeal to a broader range of players, hence the higher position. Wow Factor: We're sentimentally fond of the classic look. No, if anything, you still need to hit down on the ball it's on the ground, after all , but you just don't need to hit down as deeply as you might think. As you might expect, the category geared towards the largest segment of golfers also has a variety of clubs with a wide array of attributes. By the way, they feel awesome, too. The 913H is available in lofts of 17, 19, 21, 24 and 27 degrees. The SpeedBlades have a better designed cavity than the others and it works; they react better than any club in this test when not hit on the centre of the face.Next
Your arms do not hang freely from your shoulders through the stroke. Wow Factor: We're going on a limb here and saying these are the best-looking forged blades on the market. Wishon Golf is the leader in professional custom clubfitting design and technology. That helps golfers with slower club head speeds achieve a higher peak trajectory that allows shots to land softer on the green and stop closer to their pitch mark. .Next