Best mid handicap irons
The best mid handicap irons need to offer a combination of forgiveness, decent distance without necessarily the super strong lofts and huge distances associated with irons for high handicap golfers, good spin levels, nice feel and appealing looks.
With that criteria in mind, we've tested all of the latest models and found these to be the best mid handicap irons available:
The TaylorMade SIM Max features technology that is designed to increase forgiveness while also improving feel. A dampener behind the face does a great job of improving the sound and, in turn, the feel. There's also a Speed Ridge which minimises the vibration up the shaft you feel in your hands after a mishit, again improving feel. The sound and feel in the TaylorMade SIM Max is definitely an improvement on previous models. The SIM Max produces a much less clunkier sound than the TaylorMade M6.
The SIM Max's look at address will inspire confidence in mid handicap and high handicap golfers, with quite a large blade size and a thick topline.
The Callaway Apex 19 isn't a brand new model but it's still one of the best irons for mid handicap golfers.
The Callaway Apex 19 is a very looking iron, with a smaller head than some of the other mid handicap irons. It's not big or chunky, but still offers plenty of forgiveness, meaning it would suit golfers of different handicap levels. It's forged, as well, which will suit the wants of some better players.
The Honma T//World 747 P is a very similar iron to the Callaway Apex 19. It looks nice behind the ball and there isn't a huge amount of offset. On the eye, the Honma T//World 747 P is very pleasing, but still offers plenty of forgiveness when you don't quite catch it out of the middle.
The Ping G410 is a great looking iron with a very traditional design. There is quite a bit of offset, which might not suit some mid handicap golfers on the lower end of that range, who may prefer more of a players' iron look. The head size is a little bit larger than the Honma and the Callaway but you know what you're getting with Ping and the G410 is a fantastic iron with lots of forgiveness.