Which irons suit my game?

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Looking for a new set of irons but don't know where to start? We've tested several sets from top brands to give you a better idea of what clubs will suit you

Most major brands have five, six or even seven irons in their 2019 line-ups, which shows the importance of having solutions for all golfers, irrespective of ability or personal preference. Choices range from slimline musclebacks to hollow heads and cavity backs, and while some are forged, others have springy faces just like a driver.  

So with such a huge amount of choice out there, we felt it was far too easy for golfers to get confused about which model best suits them. Even golfers who have a good idea of which iron suits them probably don’t realise what they put on the line in terms of ball speed, carry and forgiveness by choosing a set above their station.

So as 2019’s irons hit pro shop shelves, we felt the time was right to show how a brand’s whole iron range compares against each other.

As well as launch monitor data from our pro, we’ve given every iron a forgiveness rating and a handicap guide to spell out simply what sort of players should be considering what sort of models, and why.

If you want to read more about each brand in particular and who each club in their line up is aimed at, click on the links here: Callaway | Cobra | Mizuno | Ping | PXG | TaylorMade | Wilson Staff

Callaway

Callaway Apex MB |  Handicap Level <0 | Forgiveness Rating 1/5
• Callaway X Forged | Handicap Level <4 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
• Callaway Apex Pro 19 | Handicap Level <6 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
• Callaway Apex 19 | Handicap Level <12 | Forgiveness Rating 3/5
• Callaway Rogue | Handicap Level <18 | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
• Callaway Rogue X | Handicap Level <18 | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
• Callaway Big Bertha | Handicap Level <28 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for an indepth look at who each club is aimed at and which Callaway Iron will suit you game

callaway irons

Cobra

Cobra King Forged CB/MB | Handicap Level <4 | Forgiveness Rating 1/5
Cobra King Forged Tec | Handicap Level <15 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
Cobra King F9 | Handicap Level 5-25 | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
Cobra FMax Superlite | Handicap Level 14-28 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which Cobra irons will suit your game

cobra golf irons

Mizuno

Mizuno MP-18 MB | Handicap Level <4 | Forgiveness Rating 1/5
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour | Handicap Level <4 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
Mizuno MP-18 SC | Handicap Level <6 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
Mizuno MP-18 MMC | Handicap Level <6 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
Mizuno JPX 919 Forged | Handicap Level <16 | Forgiveness Rating 3/5
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro | Handicap Level <16 | Forgiveness Rating 3/5
Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal | Handicap Level <22 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which Mizuno irons will suit your game

mizuno

Ping

Ping iBlade | Handicap Level <4 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
Ping i210 | Handicap Level <8 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
Ping i500 | Handicap Level <12 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
Ping G410 | Handicap Level 8> | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
Ping G700 | Handicap Level <28 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which Ping irons will suit your game

ping

PXG

PXG 0311 GEN 2 T | Handicap Level <8 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
PXG 0311 GEN 2 P | Handicap Level <14 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
PXG 0311 GEN 2 XF | Handicap Level <18 | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
PXG 0311 GEN 2 SGI | Handicap Level <28 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which PXG irons will suit your game

pxg irons

TaylorMade

TaylorMade P730 | Handicap Level <0 | Forgiveness Rating 1/5
TaylorMade P760 | Handicap Level <6 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
TaylorMade P790 | Handicap Level <12 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
TaylorMade M5 | Handicap Level 5> | Forgiveness Rating 3/5
TaylorMade M6 | Handicap Level 10> | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
TaylorMade M CGB | Handicap Level 15> | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which TaylorMade irons will suit your game

taylormade irons

Wilson Staff Irons

• Wilson Staff Model | Handicap Level <0 | Forgiveness Rating 1/5
Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 | Handicap Level <6 | Forgiveness Rating 2/5
Wilson Staff C300 Forged | Handicap Level <12 | Forgiveness Rating 2.5/5
Wilson Staff C300 | Handicap Level <16 | Forgiveness Rating 3.5/5
Wilson Staff D7 | Handicap Level <28 | Forgiveness Rating 4/5

Click here for our full review on which Wilson Staff Irons suit your game

wilson staff

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