Tuesday, February 23, 2010
2010 Buyer's Guide Irons
This year, it seems every type of iron is billed as a forgiving one.
Key Feature: Using titanium in the heel section of the iron, these clubs have an elevated level of forgiveness, despite their traditional and sleek appearance.
What We Like: The long irons! They’re remarkably forgiving, and we didn’t expect that from an iron that has such a classic, Tour-inspired shape. Each iron in the set looks great, as well.
Who It’s For: Better players who want a lot of added playability in a long iron that doesn’t look thick or bulky.
Specs:3-PW, in Dynamic Gold steel shafts, custom options available.
Key Feature: A Slingback design and an air CG makes for mega-forgiveness through the entire set.
What We Like: Whoa. The hybrid long iron is nice, but we can’t help think these irons are ideal for golfers who struggle with steep swings. They resist digging and help prevent fat shots like nobody’s business around the course.
Who It’s For: The aforementioned player who wants to stop chunking it and start hitting better golf shots.
Specs: Available in 3-PW, in either steel or graphite shafts.
nikegolf.com | $599
Key Feature: Maximum distance and forgiveness are achieved by using stronger lofts with a low CG. The Custom Tuning Port beefs up the irons’ MOI and perimeter weighting.
What We Like: PING always makes amazing irons. The G15 are no different. Made to fit virtually anyone, the G15 launch the ball high and long and with the most forgiveness we’ve seen.
Who It’s For: Everyone, but mid- to high-handicappers will like them the most.
Specs: Available in 3-LW, with graphite or steel shaft options.
pinggolf.com | $699
Key Feature: Dual stabilizing bars and a Custom Tuning Port lend a sound and feel that better players will prefer. The tungsten toe weight adds forgiveness.
What We Like: The i15s are made for better players, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t long and forgiving. They are! And like all PING irons, when it comes to durability, these are the best.
Who It’s For: Moderate to better players who want irons that fit right, look right, feel right and just plain perform right.
Specs: Available in 3-PW, with a variety of steel and graphite shaft options.
pinggolf.com | $799
Key Feature: A Velocity-Control Chamber in the 3-6 iron that absorbs shock and promotes added distance and forgiveness. Deep undercut cavity in shorter irons for control and distance.
What We Like: With sports-car good looks, the feel and performance of the r9 irons are equally impressive.
Who It’s For: Players who want big-time forgiveness in a clean design. Better players ought to try the svelte R9 TP irons for more workability.
Specs: Available in 3-SW, in steel or graphite shafts.
taylormadegolf.com | $799
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