In this piece we take a look at clubs that could help you find increased consistency and improve your scoring. The following article titled, Most Forgiving Irons for 2019, was original published on Golf Monthly.
Most Forgiving Irons 2019
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.
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Defining what “Forgiving” Means
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.
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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.
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Most Forgiving Irons for 2019
Titleist 718 AP1 Irons
Review: 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.
Callaway Big Bertha
Review: Callaway Big Bertha Irons Review
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: Callaway Big Bertha Irons
TaylorMade M6 Irons
Review: TaylorMade M6 Irons Review
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.
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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: TaylorMade M6 Irons
Callaway Rogue X Irons
Review: Callaway Rogue 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.
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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.
They 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: Ping G700 Irons
Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Irons
Review: Mizuno JPX 919 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.
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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.
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Wilson Staff D7 Irons
Review: 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.
Cobra F-MAX Superlite
GM Says: 16 grams lighter than the previous version, the Cobra F-MAX Superlite irons are designed as such to help achieve the fastest club and ball speed possible for golfers with moderate swing speeds.
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Progressive hosel lengths strategically position the CG (Centre of Gravity) in each iron to produce the desired launch and trajectory. Shorter hosels in the long irons lower the CG to promote higher launch and distance, while taller hosels in the short iron wedges raise the CG to promote lower, controlled trajectories.
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Srixon Z585 Irons
Review: 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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