I just wanted to let you guys know that the new Ping Anser forged irons with the KBS shafts are the best irons I have hit in a long, long time. They feel like butter! -Steve C. Boulder, CO
Should you play forged irons?
If you are consistently breaking 90 and you are serious about improving your level of play you should consider moving to forged irons. Almost every manufacturer has developed a new “forged” style club that has a softer feel yet more forgiveness than the traditional blade style forged clubs. With the forgiveness of the new cavity back forged irons you will not suffer the dramatic loss of distance and accuracy you get from a miss-hit with a forged blade. The smaller sweet spot, however, will force you to produce a more consistent swing. With the new combination sets of cavity back irons in the longer irons (3 thru 6 iron) and modified muscle-back in the shorter irons (7 thru 9 and PW) you can have the forgiveness you need in the longer irons and the feel and accuracy you want in the shorter irons. And finally, there is the feel of forged. You will never forget the first time you hit an absolutely pure shot with a forged club. It is like the softest, smoothest feeling in the world. Read More…
Are your irons consistently hitting greens?
When we test a golfer’s irons during our high-tech fitting, we see a tremendous amount of inconsistency in shaft flexes. We also see golfers playing irons that are either too heavy or too light for their swing profiles. Whether you are a beginner or accomplished golfer, you have a unique swing profile that determines the equipment specs that will fit your swing. This is not based upon swing speed or tempo, but on how you bend or load the club during your swing. This can only be tested on the True Temper Shaft Lab. Then, we have you test a variety of clubs with the correct shaft on a launch monitor like the Golf Achiever or TrackMan to see which club gives you the best distance, launch angle and shot dispersion. The result will be clubs that fit your swing giving you greater accuracy, consistency and distance.
“The incredible look and feel achieved through the multi-material construction and design of the Idea CMB Irons raises the bar for the future of the players’ iron category. The good looks are striking, the feel amazing, and the performance is world-class. The unique placement of tungsten weight plugs will minimize twisting at impact so that mis-hits feel better and fly more accurately. The CMB Irons appeal to the best golfers in the world and can be played by skilled amateurs that need additional forgiveness through technology and design.” – Adams Golf
“RAZR XF is our most premium Iron set designed with the highest levels of forgiveness and appearance. Featuring a multi-material club construction and all the technology Callaway has to offer, these irons and hybrids are the ultimate in playability, feel and presentation. RAZR XF has created a new standard in Callaway Iron designs, and is the ideal choice for golfers seeking greater distance and accuracy along with super soft feel and impressive styling.” – Callaway Golf
“This design, one of Miura’s hallmark clubs, hasn’t changed since 2007. The reason: there has been no need. Mr. Miura made sure he got it right the first time, and released the Tournament Blade only when it was fully ready. That’s the kind of design confidence and care knowledgeable golfers have come to expect from MIURA. Mr. Miura creates innovations based on golfers’ needs instead of on the calendar. Enduring designs that work are what he seeks every day.” – Miura Golf
“The new JPX-825™ is the longest and most forgiving iron that Mizuno has ever created! To deliver exceptional ball speed and explosive distance, Mizuno engineers created an extremely thin and hot face utilizing MAX COR Technology. This game-changing distance is combined with the LARGEST SWEET AREA EVER in Mizuno iron, to deliver the “Balanced Performance” that others simply can’t. Explosive distance WITH maximum forgiveness is what every golfer has been searching for, and the JPX-825 delivers ” – Mizuno Golf
“Consistent ball flights are created by the Anser’s progressive stabilizing bar technology. Stabilizing bars in the back cavity out wider and are thinner in the long irons to locate the CG low for higher ball speed and initial launch angle. These bars get more vertical and are thickest in the short irons for penetrating ball flights with optimal spin. The bars also support the streamlined face design to help increase ball velocity for greater distance – especially in the longer irons. This progressive set design features larger heads and more offset in the longer irons and progressively smaller heads with less offset through the short irons. The multi-material design features a soft 8620 steel body with a dense tungsten sole weight and an internal cavity above the sole positioned close to the face to optimize the CG and elevate MOI.” – Ping Golf
“Titleist AP2® irons are advanced performance, multi-material irons that offer playability, the traditional solid feel of a forged iron and contemporary yet classic looks for the skilled to highly skilled golfer. AP2 irons are technically advanced blades that provide increased forgiveness without sacrificing shot workability while combining traditional blade length and sole width with a more efficient multi-material weight distribution.” – Titleist Golf