2014 Buyer's Guide Irons

Be a shotmaker in 2014

Labels: Buyers GuideIrons
Titleist
714 AP21
Key Features: Offers improved flight, forgiveness and feel over the previous version. The low-CG long irons launch high and get plenty of carry, while narrower-soled short irons yield a flatter, lower-launching flight.
Wow Factor: We're impressed with how great these look, especially the combination of satin and polished mirror parts. They're classy.
Specs: Available in 3-W2, with a True Temper XP 95 steel or Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 65 graphite shaft.
titleist.com | $1,000/graphite, $800/steel


Titleist
714 AP2
Key Features: The low-CG long irons feature high-density tungsten low and at the extreme heel and toe edges of the sole, while the
strong-lofted short irons get carry distance. The short irons boast a raised CG, thick upper face, narrow sole and stronger lofts.
Wow Factor: The looks are solid, the performance even better, and the feel is buttery soft. One try, and you'll immediately understand all of the PGA Tour usage of this model.
Specs: Available in 3-W, with a True Temper Dynamic Gold steel or graphite shaft.
titleist.com | $1,300/graphite, $1,100/steel
Wilson Staff
FG Tour M3
Key Features: Wilson is making a big push to go after players who value feel and control, and the M3 irons have the stuff to attract them. The forged PVD black construction has what better players want as far as looks, but also comes with a healthy dose of forgiveness.
Wow Factor: Simple, clean lines and a smooth, buttery feel. Wait, is this a blade? Nope, the cavity-back design of these irons comes as close to feeling like a blade as we've tried, but with the playability of a perimeter-weighted design.
Specs: Available in 4-GW, with a True Temper steel shaft or a Temper CL100 steel or an Aldila RIP Phenom 75 graphite shaft.
wilsonstaff.com | $900/graphite, $800/steel
Tour Edge
Exotics CB PRO
Key Features: A hybrid-iron set that blends hollow hybrid long and mid-irons and cavity-blade scoring irons. The long and mid-irons feature a full-hollow design and thin forged face, creating a high COR and soft-impact feel. The scoring irons have a cavity-blade design with a vibration-dampening plaque for consistent feel and ball control on approach shots.
Wow Factor: We're always amazed bywhat a great value Tour Edge Exotics products are. These look, feel and perform with substance, but won't take as much of a bite out of your wallet as some other comparable sets on the market.
Specs: Available in 3-PW, with an X-Lite 90, a Project X Flighted or a KBS Tour steel shaft, or a Fuel Tour graphite shaft.
touredge.com | $600-$700/depending on shaft



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