Friday, May 2, 2008
2008 Iron Buyer's Guide
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.
Callaway Big BerthaKey Features: The hybrid-like long and mid irons have a wide sole and plenty of offset and forgiveness, while the shorter irons are considered to have a more traditional shape.
What We Like: The “hybridy” irons are so easy to hit, you might wish they had gone with them for the whole set.
Who It’s For: High-handicappers who struggle to make solid contact with their long irons.
Clubhead: Stainless Steel • Clubface: Same Design: Hybrid iron set • Custom Options: Yes Clubs: 3-PW, SW Shafts: Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum graphite (S, R); True Temper Performance Lite steel (S, R)
callawaygolf.com | $799
Callaway FTKey Feature: An upgraded version of the original Fusion Irons, the FT Irons have a shape that better players will like.
What We Like: These are pricey clubs, but if you’re willing to pay, you’ll see that these are the most advanced Callaway irons to date.
Who It’s For: Mid- to low-handicappers who want the premium performance that the original Fusion Irons were known for.
Clubhead: Tunite Cradle, TPU Insert • Clubface: Titanium • Design: Multi-material cavity-back Custom Options: Yes • Clubs: 2-LW • Shafts: Nippon 1110 Pro steel (S, R); Callaway Golf FT graphite (S, R)
callawaygolf.com | $1,299
Cleveland CG Gold/RedKey Feature: The Gelback insert is located low and behind the clubface for enhanced feel.
What We Like: Having two clubheads to choose from is a bonus, and so are its three custom-fit options.
Who It’s For: Depends! If you want a mid-sized iron with moderate offset, try the CG Gold. Better players will love the CG Red irons.
Clubhead: Stainless Steel, Gelback Insert Clubface: Stainless Steel • Design: Multi-material cavity-back • Custom Options: Yes • Clubs: 2-SW • Shafts: Tour Temper Action Lite steel (S, R); CG Gold graphite (S, R, A); Custom shafts available
Gold | $699
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