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.
Hippo Hex2Key Feature: This hybrid set uses a two-piece construction (carbon and steel) in the middle irons, a progressive sole design and specially designed shafts from Mitsubishi Rayon.
What We Like: The price is always tough to beat when talking about HiPPO clubs.
Who It’s For: Ideally, these irons are more suited for the mid- to high-handicapper, but that doesn’t mean a better player won’t benefit from the enhanced sweet spot and tremendous feel.
Clubhead: Stainless steel, carbon • Clubface: Stainless steel • Design: Progressive cavity-back • Custom Options: N/A • Clubs: 4-SW Shafts: Mitsubishi Rayon CP4 Graphite
hippo-golf.com | $349
Infiniti 658Key Feature: The 658 has minimal offset that will appeal to better players and a 4-way cambered sole that aids supreme shotmaking versatility.
What We Like: The shallow cavity-back design gives better players a chance to work the ball without compromising the needed forgiveness found in a traditional cavity-back platform.
Who It’s For: Mid- to low-handicappers who want a classic, clean look from a
Clubhead: Stainless steel • Clubface: Same Design: Cast cavity-back • Size: Midsized Clubs: 3-LW (available LH) • Shafts: Custom shafts are available upon request
infinitigolf.com | $399
Miura MC-102Key Feature: The new MC-102 is the first Miura iron with a hint of game improvement. The progressive offset and expanded sweet spot lend a feel and playability that’s tough to beat.
What We Like: How can we not mention Miura’s coveted forging process? The quality control and level of craftsmanship is amazing.
Who It’s For: We still think these are for better players who want some added “give” in the long irons, but that won’t stop the rest of us.
Clubhead: Mild carbon steel • Clubface: Same Design: Progressive forged cavity-back Custom Options: Yes • Clubs: 2-PW • Shafts: Custom order
miuragolf.com | Price Varies
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