Longest iron of 2019


The longest irons of 2019

If it’s distance you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

Callaway’s Rogue X, Ping’s G700 and Wilson’s D7 came out on top for distance when we tested every 2019 iron (see our verdicts below), with the Rogue X besting second place by an impressive 12 yards. 

After the top three, we’ve listed the rest of the clubs we tested in order of distance (descending order).

ROBOT TESTED: Which golf ball suits my game?

Callaway Rogue X – £849 (s) £1,049 (g)

Callaway Rogue X iron

◆ Stock shafts: KBS Max 90 (s), Aldila Synergy 50 (g)
◆ 7-iron loft: 27°
◆ 7-iron carry: 205 yards

TG verdict: Over the years we’ve beaten the custom fitting drum harder than anyone, and we’re glad we have, because Rogue X are a set you definitely do not want to buy uneducated, o the rack. They are absolutely not for everyone, but TG Equipment Ed Simon Daddow has played a set for a year and they’ve transformed his iron game. If you don’t want extra yards, move along right now, there is nothing to see here. But if you’d welcome some extra iron pop and don’t have difficulty launching irons from the turf, Rogue X was our longest 2019 iron.

Part of the result undeniably comes down to the very strong 7-iron loft, which is almost the same as Callaway’s Apex 19 Pro 5-iron (X is one degree weaker). Strong lofts, along with slightly longer shafts increase ball speed and carry, but it’s still obscene that our test pro averaged 205 yards of carry with the 7-iron, and out gunned our next longest iron (Ping G700) by a full 12 yards! Why shouldn’t you buy a set of the rack? Our pro also saw a de nite drop o in backspin, peak height and decent angle, which means for him shots would struggle to stop on a green. For Simon, though, who flights shots high from the turf, there’s no denying that pulling a 6-iron rather than a 5 gives a massive boost in confidence, and because his downward attack angle ‘pops’ shots into the air he doesn’t struggle to stop.

Ping G700 – £149 (s) £159 (g) per club

Ping G700 Iron
◆ Stock shaft: Choose from 10 premium options
◆ 7-iron loft: 29.5°
◆ 7-iron carry: 193 yards

TG verdict: Everything about G700 is bigger than what you’ll find in Ping’s biggest selling 2019 iron, the G410. And it’s partly down to the size that the hollow body G700 is so powerful, as bigger heads mean more face ex, ball speed and carry. Ping said the G700’s hollow head gives the most power across their iron range, and our data completely supports that claim (193 yards carry with a 7-iron). Just remember if you compare data to the Rogue X, G700 has a 7-iron loft 2.5° weaker. If you need any reassurance G700 is a solid performer, it also appears in our best super game improvement and hollow body iron categories, too, so it’s a multi-award winner. As long as you love the bigger profile, club golfers can’t go wrong.

Wilson D7 – £469 (s) £599 (g)

Wilson D7 iron 
◆ Stock shafts: KBS Tour 80 (s), UST Recoil 46 (g)
◆ 7-iron loft: 28°
◆ 7-iron carry: 189 yards

TG verdict: For golfers looking for value and extra distance from a new set of irons in 2019, D7 delivers in spades. Wilson has cleverly combined very strong lofts with lightweight shafts and plenty of fast face tech to make sure golfers don’t drop below critical levels of height, spin and descent angle. Extra power holes in the soles of the long irons give extra ball speed where golfers need it most, and we were pleasantly surprised how the oversized heads have straighter lines and a cleaner top edge than the previous D300. In recording a carry distance of 189 yards, they’re not just good looking for 2019, they’re also our third most powerful iron of the year, which is amazing considering the price.

Longest Irons of 2019

205 Yards: Callaway Rogue X

193 Yards: Ping G700

189 Yards: Wilson Staff D7

187 Yards: Cobra King F9 Speedback, Honma Beres IE-06

185 Yards: TaylorMade M CGB, Callaway Rogue

183 Yards: TaylorMade M6, Honma TWorld 747 P

182 Yards: PXG 0311 SGI Gen 2

181 Yards: Cleveland Launcher HB

180 Yards: Callaway Apex 19

179 Yards: Srixon Z 585, TaylorMade M5, TaylorMade P790

178 Yards: Mizuno Hot Metal Pro, PXG 0311 XF Gen 2, Cleveland CBX

177 Yards: Benross Evolution Type R, Titleist 718 AP3, Callaway Big Bertha

176 Yards: PXG 0311 P Gen 2

174 Yards: Ping G410, Mizuno MP-18 MMC, Benross Delta, Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal

173 Yards: Mizuno JPX919 Forged, Wilson Staff C300

172 Yards: Ping i500, Cobra King Forged Tec, Cobra F-Max Superlite

171 Yards: Srixon Z 785

170 Yards: Ben Hogan Edge, Titleist 718 AP1

169 Yards: Callaway Apex 19 Pro

168 Yards: Wilson Staff C300 Forged, Lynx Prowler Forged CB, Ben Hogan PTx, PXG 0311 T Gen 2

167 Yards: Ping i210, Lynx Prowler VT, Mizuno MP-18 SC, Mizuno JPX919 Tour

165 Yards: Wilson Staff FG Tour V6, TaylorMade P760

164 Yards: Titleist 718 AP2, Mizuno MP-18 MB

163 Yards: Callaway X-Forged

162 Yards: Callaway Apex MB

159 Yards: Ping iBlade

158 Yards: Cobra King MB, TaylorMade P730, Ben Hogan Fort Worth Black

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