If you started playing golf any time between ’82 and ’91, chances are
you cut your teeth on PING’s iconic EYE2 irons. EYE2 was the first
game-improvement design that all types of players could embrace,
including better amateurs and touring professionals. Because of this,
as well as its unique look and feel, the EYE2 became what’s generally
considered the best-selling iron of all time.
Irons today are nothing like they were just a few years ago. That’s a good thing because iron technology hasn’t exactly had such an easy time keeping up with the meteoric rise in driver, wood and putter designs. However, the latest leaps in iron technology have been huge, with numerous models featuring more game improving technology than we’ve ever seen.
Designed to provide a combination of ultra-high performance with traditional looks and feel, the Tour Preferred irons from TaylorMade are a great choice for the demanding player. Features include a Tour-configured sole, a shallow, undercut cavity, vibration-management sound badge and TM’s Inverted Cone Technology for enhanced distance and forgiveness.
When it comes to buying a new set of irons, be sure to pick a set that?s made for your game and swing. The right set of irons will always perform better than a set that?s not properly fitted to your needs.
Better players know that the secret to scoring well comes from being a better iron player. Better iron shots mean shorter putts, and shorter putts lead to more pars and birdies. What irons you put in your bag are important to your golfing success, and although we say it every year, there’s more to choose from this year than there was last year!
If there’s any golf equipment manufacturer that’s normally associated with traditional designs and performance, it’s Titleist. Company engineers continue this trend with an impressive new multiple iron offering, but with a strong touch of technology. Evidence of this can be seen in the player-friendly AP1, which features a multi-material construction including the use of a tungsten nickel section, an elastomer insert and a thin stainless steel face.
Long known as the golf bag’s unsung heroes, irons have come full circle. No longer are there just a few options between forged blades and cast cavity-backs. Instead, there are numerous new models that feature varying degrees of exciting new technologies designed to help virtually all kinds of golfers.
Think maybe somebody down in Huntington Beach is a USC Trojan fan? Perhaps, but the college football stalwart USC has nothing to do with a pair of the newest, most innovative irons to come from Cleveland Golf’s HQ. Called the CG RED ($699) and CG GOLD irons ($599), these two models are loaded with a host of next-generation technologies designed to accommodate virtually any type of player.
Ever wondered what goes into making a set of irons? With special thanks to PING Golf and our partners at Golf Life TV, we were hosted to a tour and explanation of the fascinating and detailed process of how a set of PING irons are made. Sit back and watch how the folks in Phoenix, Arizona continually demonstrate why they have been leaders in club making for several decades.
Today's irons run the gamut from forged blades and multi-material game-improvement designs to entire sets of hollow-body hybrids
Iron design has been evolving since the earliest days of golf. Though crude and often unwieldy, the first primitive tools quickly proved to be indispensable in situations where accuracy was the primary goal. In the modern era, the iron has become the staple of the set, and accordingly, iron designs are now better than ever.
If you've been delaying your purchase of new irons, we have but five words: "What are you waiting for?"
We here at Golf Tips like drivers and, of course, spend hours in the office rolling balls down the hall with the industry’s newest putters. But nothing beats the thrill of poring over the latest pool of irons on our annual pilgrimage to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. To us, irons are mind-boggling. They’re easily the most sophisticated items in sport (auto racing aside). Just getting our heads around the technology to hopefully explain what they’re meant to do in the pages of this magazine is sometimes a daunting task.
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