Calling all low handicappers. If you’re in the market for a new set of irons, 2019 is turning out to be an incredible time for you to take the plunge and splurge. Gorgeous and sleek blades are all the rage and now we’re breaking down our top four picks from big brands like TaylorMade, Wilson Staff, Srixon and Honma. Here’s a look at the compact yet technology-packed blades we think you’ll want to know more about…
Wilson’s latest iron design represents a modern take on a classic blade. The Staff Model is a muscleback blade created with the help of brand ambassador Brendan Steele. Featuring a 8620 carbon-steel clubhead, the shape is similar to Wilson’s popular FG Tour 100. A milled face and a milled diamond pattern frame helps players with improved control and feel.
“Through precise performance and visually pleasing aesthetics, the Staff Model irons combine the look and feel demanded by today’s best players,” explains Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf.
Ever wondered what it would be like to play with Tiger Woods’ irons? Well the latest set from TaylorMade Golf will let you experience the exact specifications the 15-time major winner trusts. Featuring a Milled Grind sole and tungsten weighting, each of the P•7TW Irons has been meticulously shaped to meet the discerning eye of Woods. The end result is a blade-style iron specifically engineered to emphasise trajectory control, workability and smooth turf interaction.
“It’s no longer necessary to try to blend a set together from 50 different clubs; we’re able to replicate each one with consistency, from club to club, set to set, every single time,” says Woods.
“With Milled Grind, knowing that I’m getting essentially the same set that I just wore out is huge. I no longer have to hit hundreds upon thousands of golf balls to find a set.”
In January former world number one, Justin Rose announced he was leaving TaylorMade and signing with Japanese golf brand, Honma. In just his second tournament as a Honma staff player Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torres Pines using the Honma Rose Proto Irons. Now you can experience the incredible blades made specifically to the U.S. Open winner’s specifications.
“I really felt comfortable with the clubs immediately,” Rose said about his irons. “They look fantastic and they feel great.”
The new Honma TW-MB Justin Rose Prototype Forged Irons feature a straight blade that adds space between the toe and heel to create a more upright and playable feel. The confidence inspiring iron also boasts a narrow sole width that allows for a comfortable follow through.
The Z-Forged Blade Irons are everything you’ve ever wanted in an iron. Beautiful sleek design, meets unmatched softness with a balanced, crisp feedback. This muscleback blade is optimised for maximum workability and unrivalled feel. Designed for the ultimate ball-strikers yet engineered to perform.
“The new Z-Forged irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” says Dustin Brekke, Srixon’s engineering manager. Adding, “They were created to give professionals and advanced amateur golfers confidence to hit every shot, while featuring a sole that glides through the turf for better contact and stable spin under any condition.”