In the iron making business since 1990, Mizuno have decades of experience and each model they’ve come out with in that time has evolved and improved on the last. With their latest, the ‘MP-20’ series, the brand has continued their multi material concept by including titanium muscle plates, copper plating, carbon steel, and a protective nickel chrome over a tungsten weight sole. So if you are looking for legendary feel and feedback, look no further.
The boys at the Callaway R&D department have done it again, creating a range of irons designed to deliver on the distance, speed, spin, ball flight through ultra-lightweight components and state of the art technology. With their range of irons, you’ll find a suspended tungsten core in a polyurethane cartridge wrapped with urethane microspheres, and 360 Face Cup technology that promotes fast ball speed for longer distances. No, we did not describe a rocket, that was their ‘Epic Forged Star’ series.
Most brands today are concerned with distance more than anything else when it comes to their irons but PING have focused on flexing from their irons faces, which promotes a higher launch. A lot of the development of their range has been consulted by PGA pros such as Louis Oosthuizen and Tony Finau, including their ‘Blueprint’ series, which boasts a highly flexible face, a narrow tungsten sole with an internal heel weight, all within a carbon steel finish.
Delivering a balance of power and performance, Titleist irons are engineered from the ground up and with breakthrough technology, including ‘Max Impact’, which boasts a super thin face, backed by a polymer core. With this kind of technology, included within the ‘T series, your shot will have a higher launch, consistent distance, and great sounding impact. Each entry into the series offers something unique from the precision balance of the ‘T100’ to the forgiveness of the ‘T400’.
‘Demand more from your irons’, that’s the statement made by TaylorMade and they definitely deliver on that with their range of irons that pack powerful performance into a classic design. They want you to hit higher, longer and straighter, and with materials such as tungsten weights, and technologies such as the ‘Ribcor HT’ which enables better sound and manages flexibility, you’ll be getting as close to the green, every shot. All of this is included in their ‘Gloire’ series of irons.
The goal for Cobra irons has always been to provide a blend of distance, consistency and forgiveness. To achieve that, they have used some of the lightest materials like carbon fibre, which is also very strong and allows the engineers to save on weight and portion it to different, more crucial parts of the iron to improve performance. With their ‘Speedzone’ series they have used this proportion of weight to create an iron that boasts some of the lowest CG (Centre of Gravity) and the highest MOI (Moment of Inertia).
XXIO have become well known and well regarded for always having a weighted grip making for a comfortable shot that doesn’t require as much force on your end. With their ‘X Black’ series, you’ll find this ‘Weight Plus’ technology as well as ‘Dunlop’s Flying Technology’ that promotes a lighter club head that improves the effectiveness of the weighted grip, and a ‘Speed Groove’ face that flexes the entire face which increases the iron's resilience and improves performance.
Handcrafted in a family-run factory in Himeji, Japan, an area that was once famous for making samurai swords, Miura’s irons are regarded as some of the best in the business. It only makes sense that a club sometimes known as a ‘blade’ be given the same level of attention and detail as a forged sword and Miura delivers on that with their ‘TC-201’ series that offers the performance of a muscle but with the forgiveness of a cavity.
Srixon is dedicated to improving your game. No matter what level you are, whether you enjoy a few rounds on the weekend, a range warrior, or a professional in a tournament, they have an iron that will help you hit the green every time. With narrow, compact and sleek designs, and offers the speed and workability of a world-class player's iron, and that's even just their average. Be sure to check out the ‘ZX’ series for the very best they have to offer.
Offering a diverse range of cavity and hollow back construction, Cleveland aims to provide more forgiveness with lower, deeper weight distribution, and more control when attacking the tee. Basically, they know what they are talking about when it comes to irons, and they’ve been talking about it for a long, long time. With their ‘CBX’ series, you’ll find a V-shaped sole and ‘Tour Zip’ grooves that deliver maximum distance with the accuracy of a wedge and get you closer to the whole from anywhere on the course.
The golf division of one of the oldest and most trusted sports brands, Wilson Staff, have extended their expertise to the creation of some of the highest performing irons around. With their best model, the ‘Model Blades’, a collaboration of all of the best components from all the models that came before, they worked closely with PGA Tour winner Brendan Steele to develop an iron that is made of carbon steel, tungsten weighted, and a split heel for a low center of gravity and optimal forgiveness.
Boasting some of the most complex materials and compositions for their irons, Tour Edge wants you to experience a material advantage when playing with them. With some exotic material such as Japanese 325c carbon steel, and compositions made from methods such as thermoplastic elastomers, something which we had no idea was even possible when it came to a golf club, so you know that there is something else going on with these irons, something good. Be sure to check out the ‘Exotics’ series for the best they have to offer.
If you are looking for a brand that doesn’t over complicate things with exotic materials and innovative technologies, and are looking for a club that gets the job done and for an affordable price, then Top Flite will always be the very best option for you. All of their irons offer exactly what an iron should do but they have not sacrificed on the performance, as each club in their range, including the ‘Junior 8’ iron, will still have you launching far and high.
A subsidiary established in 1977 to showcase the manufacturing expertise of the EPON brand, Epon Golf Co. is responsible for the construction of some of the world's leading OEM (original equipment manufacturers) brands and supplies up-and-coming, custom brands with templates to create their own. This means that their very own irons come with a level of expertise, and it shows with their ‘AF’ series, offering a low centre of gravity and a forging technology that offers a high moment of inertia.
On the other end of the spectrum, the higher, luxury end, you have a brand like Honma, that offers some high performing irons, arguably some of the best, but with their ‘BERES’ series, they’ve decided to inject their club heads with 24K gold. If you are not willing to have your club glow in the sun, you can still find the very best in their ‘TW747’ series, which offers a modern and forgiving hollow construction for a high launch.
Taking the namesake from one of the most legendary PGA Championship winners, the Tommy Armour irons live up to the name and will have you laughing the ball like a pro. Every iron in the range is the winning-standard, but with the ‘845’ series, you’ll get an L-shaped cup combined with ‘Variable Face Thickness’ that delivers top ball speeds for increased distance, supported by a dense tungsten weight and finished with a sleek carbon steel.
While they may be considered a sports equipment brand first, that doesn’t mean Yonex doesn't know what goes into creating a solid iron, in fact it probably makes them even more qualified to create a club that is affordable for the kind of player that enjoys a casual game or two on the weekend. With their ‘Ezone Elite’ series, they’ve used innovative research, design and manufacturing, to create an iron that will always assist your swing and have the ball spinning less and flying high.
A brand that understands golf is a game that is always evolving and improving, Fourteen have reviewed the competition and come out with a range of irons that continue to build on that tradition. Their ‘TC-560’ series, they have utilised unique materials such as S45C steel that enhances ball speed and overall feel. This material also makes the face thicker and has a deep undercut cavity design that allows for additional weight to be positioned around the cavity area.
Cast from 431 stainless steel and utilising a wide ‘Power Chamber’ club head, PGX irons aim to provide a trampoline effect on impact, meaning if you hit that ball in the sweet spot, you’ll get results, or green, everytime. With their ‘TS’ series, you’ll find a wider sole design and an emblematic medallion finish that complements the face, so that ball knows that what you are swinging towards it, is the best.
If you are looking for the kind of iron that is powered by scientific technology, look no further than PXG’s range, offering high performance that is optimised to fit every kind of golfer, no matter the handicap. With their ‘0311’ series you’ll find a diverse range of irons for a diverse range of play styles. From the ‘GEN3’, which offers their patented ‘Impact React’ technology, to the ‘GEN4’, which offers the premium ‘XCOR’ technology.
The brand trusted by the GOAT Tiger Woods, Bridgestone must be doing something different when it comes to creating all of their golf equipment, and their range of irons are no exception. Offering technology that sounds like it should belong on a car, like the ‘power slit’ design on the face that increases face deformation at impact, causing higher ball velocity and launch. Be sure to check out their ‘Tour B JGR’ series for the very best, tour level, iron.