Is there anyone better to play a round with than a mid-handicapper?
The easy answer: no.
We’re good partners, we’re nice to have around, and make no mistake – we’re serious about the game.
If you’re a mid-handicapper, you know that you’re strong off the tee, solid on the approach, and reliable on the green. And, in fact, you’re pretty good. Some days, you’re very good.
But even if you’re solid (and you are, there’s no doubt about that) you still make mistakes, and there are still ways out there for you to improve your game.
For example: All of us want truer, straighter, longer iron shots. But how do we get that done?
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We going to have a look at some of the best golf irons for mid-handicappers, but first here is a quick glance at some of our favourites:
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1. Cobra King F8 Irons - TOP PICK
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Many of the clubs on this list will improve the distance of your shot and are also going spark improvements in other key areas such as shot accuracy and forgiveness.
The Cobra King F8 irons are arguably the best or close to the best in all of these areas, and, when you throw in such considerations as price, value, overall feel, and other perks, these guys will come out on top every time.
They’re competitively priced but don’t sacrifice any value in the process, and, on top of the that, they come with an electronic monitoring system that allows you to follow and maximize club performance, and that’s something that none of the other models on this list are going to give.
The clubs have a somewhat flashy appearance, yes, and they’re not from an old boys’ brand like Cleveland or TaylorMade, but when it comes down to it, none of that is going to matter too much in regards to the quality of your game.
These irons are winners in terms of total results, and especially in terms of value.
One of the features that sets these irons apart, also, is the electronic caddy. You’re not going to find that, really, with any of the other clubs on this list, or with any other Cobra irons.
It’s a unique, innovative feature, and you’re going to love it if you’re a player who’s big into technological innovations.
That said, if you’re more of a traditional player who might be averse to tech in their clubs, or if you’re willing to shell out for a more expensive, more traditional set of irons, you might want to look for something else.
Nothing on this list gives you better value, but some sets of irons (like, for example, the Cleveland Launcher HBs) are more traditional and play to different strengths.
They aren’t going to give you the electronic feedback that the F8s are going to give, but they’re a solid and – depending on your strengths as a player – possibly a superior set of clubs.
The Cobras, again, are cheaper than the Clevelands by a good measure, but it’s possible that this doesn’t matter to you, and, if that’s the case, then more power to you.
Still, be advised: The F8s are solid, innovative, and they seem to deliver on the bold promises they make.
Be sure to check out our list of the Best Game Improvement Irons Of All Time Reviews Here for more great items like this.
The Best Golf Irons For Mid Handicappers In 2019
Now, welcome to the the actual detail of the review - where we dig in a little deeper. Below you will find out top picks, why we liked them and the pros and cons of each.
Within a few minutes you should have a fairly good idea of which Irons are best suited to your needs and be confident making a purchase.
2. Cleveland Launcher HB Irons
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Cleveland is a brand with a long track record of producing high-performing, playable clubs.
The Launcher HB irons are no exception. They’ll give you that extra distance you need, and they’ll forgive some of those mistakes and miss hits.
Listen, they’re beautiful clubs, with their own distinctive look. In fact, the Launcher HB’s distinctive shape is going to give you greater control on approach shots, and greater distance and launch on those mid- and long-range iron shots.
It’s called progressive shaping, and it has the power to change your game. They’re also going to let you choose what sort of material you want the shaft to be made of.
Later in this article, I’ll discuss the positives and negatives of a graphite versus a steel-wrought shaft, and that’s important for these Cleveland irons because the company is going to let you choose your material.
Cleveland likes to tout a couple main features with these irons, and I don’t blame them, because the progressive shaping that they’re so big on is in fact going to give you greater control with those lower range irons, and greater distance and launch on those middle and longer range shots. T
he other big detail to know here is that all irons in the set feature a hollow construction, and that’s going to redistribute the weight of the club around the head, giving you quite a bit of forgiveness as you’re leaning into your swing.
These two features will give you greater accuracy and distance when needed, and they’re going to forgive you of your (very rare, I’m sure) mechanical errors. A top game-improving club.
These clubs bring a lot to the table, true. But do they build so much on past models? I say no.
Cleveland makes a lot of their supposedly novel progressive shaping, but I don’t know how much better these clubs are than other previous Cleveland models, or other models on the market right now.
Check out our review of the Best Irons for High Handicapper for our top picks.
3. TaylorMade M4 Irons
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Another trusted name.
With this set, TaylorMade promises the mid-handicapper the latest in technological innovations to improve their game.
The club smiths at TaylorMade tinkered with the shaft on this one, delivering a new RibCor design that promises to transform your game.
This model aims to deliver distance, consistency and accuracy; something to live up to its name.
The RibCor design is a stroke of genius, redistributing the weight of the club around the perimeter of the club head, allowing the player greater distance on their shot.
That weight redistribution is also going to allow you better consistency, and a greater degree of forgiveness. TaylorMade is big on this: The M4s give you greater distance, better play on a regular basis.
The results with these guys seem to be overwhelmingly positive.
While these irons do seem to deliver as promised in most cases, it’s not clear to me how much of an improvement these clubs are over previous, similar models.
Yes, they hit farther, but how much farther, relatively speaking? If you love your clubs, you might be better off keeping your money.
Also, I have to say: Some players have reported a drop in shot distance.
May just be user error, who knows?
We have also reviewed the Best Irons For Average Golfer, so check them out as well.
4. TaylorMade M6 Irons
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That’s right, folks, another TaylorMade.
And this one has all the bells, in addition to many of the whistles.
Beautiful clubs. These guys look, feel, and sound great, all the while boasting a new Speed Bridge structure that enhances playability.
It’s a great club from a storied brand.
As promised, the new Speed Bridge structure does in fact add distance to your shot.
The M6 also has a similar structural advantage to the M4, meaning that both clubs are going to give you a greater degree of forgiveness in your shot.
They’re going to give you, like, a lot of forgiveness, actually. A lot. Also, it just sounds good, and feels good. A sensuous piece of metal if there ever was one.
Again, it’s not clear how much more distance the M6 is really going to give you over other similar or previous models.
The M6 is also quite a bit more expensive than its TaylorMade counterpart the M4, so be advised, you might be better off keeping your money, or getting the M4 instead.
Also, just know that this club makes a loud, sweet sound. Some like it, some don’t.
Make sure you also check out our guide to the Best Golf Irons For Seniors.
5. Callaway Rogue Irons
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Dangerous and fierce as the title promises, these irons are going to add to your game.
These are solid clubs. Nothing too fancy, nothing too far out of the box, just solid game improving irons. You’re gonna like the way you play.
The lads at Callaway have played with the face of their wee club here, which is going to add some distance to your shot, and the overall design is going to give you a high degree of control over your shot.
It’s pretty cut and dry here: The ball is going to go where you want it to with these guys, as long as you want it to go a bit farther and maybe a bit higher than it has been going with your old clubs.
It’s not going to magically make you good at the great sport of golf, but it is going to elevate your game if you’re a mid-handicapper.
Pretty much on par (ouch) with its competitors in terms of price. Maybe even a bit cheaper, which is a plus.
These clubs won’t – and are not meant to – transform your game.
They’ll give you better distance and better accuracy, but they’re not going to turn you into a totally different player. So be it.
6. Callaway Rogue X Irons
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Supposedly a step up from their brothers-in-arms the Callaway Rogue.
Like the Callaway Rogue Irons, the Callaway Rogue X Irons promise to increase distance and accuracy.
The Rouge X Irons include several unique features such as a 360 face cup for improved distance, internal standing wave for maximal flight and accuracy, and a cool, cold, classic look.
The Rogue X will have you hitting higher when desired, harder when desired, and farther as needed.
Many of Callaway’s promises ring true.
It’s a solid club, and it’s going to improve your game whether you like it or not.
Listen, it’s just not a great value.
Are you really getting that much more with the Rogue X than you are with the Rogue, or with any other similarly priced contemporary model, for that matter?
No, you are not. A bit overpriced and a bit overhyped.
7. TaylorMade M2 Irons
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The third TaylorMade model on this list, and inarguably the worst in terms of performance.
The smiths at TaylorMade have redistributed the weight on this model to afford the skilled player added distance and control over their shot.
For the most part, this seems to have paid off. Shots do in fact seem to go further with the M2 than they do with older models.
The M2 is a high performing club from a trusted name.
For the most part, they give off a cool look and hit and are going to give you a good overall feel.
You’ll hit farther as desired, and in most cases will have increased accuracy.
Customers are reporting issues with these clubs. They seem, frankly, to fall apart after very little use.
They’re cheaper than other TaylorMade models on this list, but they don’t seem to perform quite as well, and they don’t seem to last for very long at all.
It’s unacceptable, honestly, for a $700 set of clubs to be falling apart like these seem to be doing.
Your Buyer’s Guide for Mid-Handicapper Irons
Look, the technology out there these days is advanced. Very advanced.
In fact, think about this: Guys are out there hitting harder and more accurately than at any other time in human history. Normal guys. Mid handicappers, like you and me. In fact, we live in a time of nirvana for the mid-handicapper’s iron. It has never been better than this for guys like us. We have options, my friend, options, and many of them.
That said, with the sheer amount of new technology out there on the market, it can be hard for a prospective buyer to know where to turn.
It is important, first of all, to know thyself as you search for a new set of irons. You have to know your game, know what you’re looking for, and know where you’re looking to be in the near future.
As a mid-handicapper, you’re not looking to transform your game, you’re only looking to augment it.
It’s likely that you’re already playing at a reasonably high level, though you’re (probably) not on the brink of turning pro. For this reason, you’re going to want to avoid irons that say “pro” or “tour” in the title. These are for – you guessed it – pros and lower handicappers, and, buddy, that ain’t you. These clubs will not be easy on your game, and will not give you the particular set of improvements that you’re looking for as a mid-handicapper.
What you need from your next set of irons, as a mid-handicapper, is a combination of the following:
- Greater distance
- Greater accuracy
- And, most important for the mid-handicapper, greater forgiveness
The right irons can bump you up a few notches, and do a great deal to improve your game, but you need to know what you’re buying, and what to look for.
In this section, we’ll focus in on a couple of areas that are particularly important to consider when you’re buying a new set of irons to elevate your game. In particular, we’re going to focus on a couple of hard-to-read elements of club design that can have a huge impact on the distance, height, and trueness of a hit
Seeing Through the Jargon
If you’re in the pro shop or online, and you’re running your eyes over the marketing schtick for that nice new iron set, you might get confused when you see such phrases as “carbon fibered micro-malice,” or “neo-sutured fringe protection,” or some other combination of words that don’t seem to make any kind of sense.
Most of the time, these phrases aren’t meant to make sense. They’re meant to jar the everyman, and to throw you off balance in your approach to buying a new set of irons.
A lot of the time, companies – even venerable, trusted companies – are trying to impress you with their language, and trick you into buying their product by hurling long-winded bits of jargon your way. None of the irons on this list (or, really, any cutting edge irons in the mid-handicapper range) are going to give you radically greater or lesser distances or measures of accuracy to your shots.
They’re all going to improve your game quite a bit, sure, but there’s nothing really that stands so far out of the pack that it’s going to blow everything else out of the water. So, don’t let the jargon scare you, or, for that matter, don’t let it impress you.
All of the clubs on this list are going to make your shots longer, but none of them are going to turn you into Happy Gilmore.
It comes down, basically, to finding a set of irons that improve your game in all the usual areas (shot distance, accuracy, etc., as all of the irons on this list will do) while maximizing one key factor: forgiveness.
As a mid-handicapper, you’re a solid player, but you’re not a pro or a low-handicapper, and, let’s be honest, you’re going to mishit the ball sometimes. Not all the time, mind you.
You’re not some bushwhacking high-handicapper. But, still, you’re going to make a few mistakes, and as such you’re going to want irons that forgive you of some of your worst sins.
A lot of irons on this list and in this class claim to have maximum forgiveness, but do they all have it? Invariably, they do not, my friend. They do not.
Maximizing Forgiveness in Your Irons
First off: the shaft. The composition of the shaft is going to have a tremendous impact on your swing. Which do you choose: graphite or steel?
The choice, ultimately, is one that depends mostly on your body type, and on your personal preferences. Graphite is lighter and can sometimes change the pace and composition of your swing. Steel has its benefits as well, and can change the feel and strength of your strike.
It can make your shots more consistent.
In the end, it’s going to be a good idea for you, the wizened mid handicapper, to be aware of the material of the shaft you’re thinking of buying, and to consult in-person with a pro regarding which material is best for your game. In this area, all I can do is advise you to be aware of the differences, as each has its own drawbacks and benefits.
Some companies have started to modify the weight of the shaft to redistribute the weight of the club around the head, sometimes the perimeter of the head, sometimes elsewhere, and that will have an impact on your shot as well.
Another big factor – arguably a bigger factor – is the style of the head of the club.
When it comes down to it, there are essentially two styles of club head with an iron: the muscle back/blade back iron, and the cavity back iron. If you’re a mid-handicapper, you’re going to want the cavity back iron.
Why, you ask? And what is a cavity back iron anyway? Good questions. Let’s get into it.
The Cavity Back Iron and the Mid-Handicapper: A Love Story
Remember earlier, when we were talking about jargon? Well, “cavity back” is certainly one of those jargon-laden phrases we just need to see through and mince down to nothing.
Cavity back has to do, essentially, with the weight distribution on and around the head of the club. A cavity back iron, unlike a blade back iron, is going to have its weight distributed around the perimeter of the head of the club, leaving a comfortable hole (or, cavity) in the center of the club head that’s going to afford you a great deal of forgiveness on your shot. What the cavity iron does, essentially, is to maximize the area of the sweet spot on your iron. With a cavity back, it’s certainly going to be harder to mishit a shot, simply because the sweet spot of the club is bigger.
Most of the time, you can tell if your iron is a cavity back just by looking at it. If the iron has metal around the perimeter of the head, and much less metal in the center of the club head, well, then you’re probably dealing with a cavity iron, and you’re probably going to want to stick with that puppy, because it loves you, friend. It wants your shot to go far and true, and it’s going to improve your game.
Because you’re a mid-handicapper, and because you know your business, it’s worth discussing in a little more depth how and why the cavity back design is going to help you out. There are, in essence, two main areas where the cavity back design is really going to help you out (on top of the perimeter weighting, which we’ve already discussed).
1. A Wide (but not too wide) Sole
Looking at the bottom of the club head on the cavity back irons I’ve been recommending here, you’re going to notice that that sole is pretty wide, but, crucially, not too wide.
If you’re a total novice or a high handicapper, you’re going to want a really wide sole – a really wide bottom on the head – since that’s going to forgive a lot in terms of mistakes and mishits. It’s going to let you recover from, say, hitting the ground in front of the ball, but too wide a sole is going to sacrifice a lot in terms of distance and accuracy.
Too forgiving a sole is going to cause you to lose out in other areas, while one that is narrow and unforgiving isn’t quite right for the mid handicapper, who, let’s be honest, is known to sometimes mishit the ball.
The cavity back design on a lot of these clubs is going to come with a wider sole that is going to give you, the mid-handicapper, quite a lot in terms of forgiveness without sacrificing too much in terms of distance, accuracy, lift, etc.
2. An Offset Hosel
A lot of these cavity back clubs are also going to feature a neck (hosel) that is positioned slightly to the front of the club head.
This might seem like a minor feature, but it’s not, and it’s going to give you a lot of extra forgiveness because an offset hosel completely changes the center of gravity of the iron.
The center of gravity, in fact, will be higher with these clubs, and that’s going to make it easier for you to get the ball in the air.
This makes the club highly suitable for players like us who have the skills to get the ball into the air most of the time, but can still use a little help when we mishit the ball.
As is the case the wider sole, an offset hosel is going to add an element of forgiveness to your shot, and it’s really not going to take that much off your shot in terms of distance and accuracy. Simply put, this feature is going to make it easier for you to get height when you need it.
These two design features are great reasons for a mid-handicapper to use a cavity back iron. They’re going to improve your iron game.
If you’re a mid-handicapper, cavity back this is what you want, plain and simple.
Top Mid-Handicapper Iron FAQ
How do I know when it’s time for a new set of irons?
This is a tough one, in part because it’s a bit subjective.
Some, for example, argue that you should not buy new irons unless you’ve fallen out of love with your old ones.
If you’re a romantic, or a purist, then maybe this works for you. But if you’re a mid-handicapper just looking to improve your game, you’re probably not all that sentimental.
Only buy new clubs if you don’t love your old ones? A bit emotional, no? A bit sappy?
If you’re a mid-handicapper, you probably value results over sentiment, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The hard truth is that, today, with all the new technology on the market, most new sets of irons – especially the models on this list, with the specific set of traits we’ve discussed – are going to be a massive improvement over that well-loved set you’ve had for a number of years.
Manufacturers are coming out with new innovations in club design and composition every few years, and, yes, while some of these so-called “innovations” are actually just specious selling points, many of them actually will have a significantly positive impact on how far, true, and accurate your shots are going to be.
Frankly, if you’ve had your irons for a few years, and are on the fence about keeping them, you should dump those guys. You’ll be amazed at what some of these clubs can do to your game. You could be hitting ten, maybe even twenty yards further with a new set of irons, and who doesn’t want that?
I’m a mid-handicapper and I want the highest rated, best hitting irons out there. Shouldn’t I be looking at irons with “pro” or “tour” in the name?
Nope! No. Sorry, no.
As a mid-handicapper, you’re a lot more than a casual player. You might even have some really solid days out there on the course, but, let’s face it: You’re not a pro.
And that’s okay!
The simple truth here is that irons with “pro” or “tour” in the title are likely to adversely impact your game. They’re going to give you much less forgiveness on your shot, and they’re going to run your bank account dry, all for naught.
You can look at the market for irons and just decide you want “the best” but, actually, the best are going to worsen your game.
What you, the mid-handicapper, needs is the best club for your skill set and ability. You need a club that plays to your strengths, and hides your weakness. Pros and low-handicappers have a different skill set from mid-handicappers, and, as such, the clubs they use tend to hide fewer weakness and, more importantly, tend to play to the strengths of the pro or low-handicap player. Pros have different strengths than mid-handicappers, and it makes sense that pro clubs are going to accentuate those strengths, but if you don’t have the skills of a pro (and, again, no shame in that), the clubs are just going to make you worse.
In the end, the goal isn’t to buy “the best” set of irons, it’s to buy the best set of irons for your skill set and abilities, and we mid handicappers just have different skill sets and abilities than the pros. Nothing wrong with that.
Should I be afraid to spend big on a new set of irons?
Hey, no, you should not. If you want to go for an expensive set of irons with the design traits and shapes that are going to help a mid-handicapper, then go for it. You’ll probably land a good set of clubs, and your game is probably going to improve. A lot of these expensive clubs are going to up your game, and we’ll try to warn you about the ones that don’t live up to their price tag (looking at you, TaylorMade M2).
That said, some clubs are of course going to give you better value than others. On this list, the best value, frankly, are those Cobra King F8s – just a lovely set of clubs, and they’re going to give you top value for the price.
So, the answer to this question is no, but with a gigantic asterisk hanging off the end. Some of these clubs are going to promise a lot, and some aren’t going to deliver what they promise. One tipoff that the irons your about to buy might be promising too much is, again, as we’ve said, huge amounts of jargon. If the marketing for the irons are highlighting, say something vague about carbon fiber, or if the bit on the website is telling you something about an innovative new shape, you’re right to be suspicious.
Some clubs deliver, others don’t, but if a company is promising you something truly revolutionary – something that none of the other guys have – then that’s a good clue that they might be trying to sell you on a bunch of lies or exaggerations.
The smiths of the TaylorMade M2, for example (not to bash on them too much), sit on a throne of jargon-coated exaggerations. It’s a solid iron, but the company promises a lot, and just doesn’t seem to deliver.
Mid handicappers need to be looking (1) at the shape of the club head, as I’ve said, and (2) also at the material of the shaft. Anything else – like for example, the Cobra King F8’s electronic monitoring system – is an added bonus.
Don’t be afraid to spend, but be suspicious of clubs that cost a lot and promise something totally new and revelatory.
Keep it simple, and don’t get swindled.
I’m looking at buying a new set of irons and have a particular model in mind, but I don’t see them on this list. How do I know that they’re a good buy?
Again, the main things you’re going to want to look for as a mid-handicapper is the weight distribution on the head of the club. If it’s not a cavity back iron, it’s probably not for you.
If it is a cavity back iron, and you like it, and it’s from a reputable maker, then you’re probably in good shape. The market has very high standards at the moment; most of the models you encounter out there that feature the specifications I’ve mentioned are going to end up improving your game, especially if you’re moving up from a much older model.
There are, of course, other specifications to consider.
Many models, for example, are going to give you a choice between a graphite and steel shaft.
Graphite is usually lighter and is going to give you greater swing velocity, while steel is going to give you greater stability and consistency. It’s a matter of personal preference, and also a matter of playing to your strengths.
If you value swing speed and use strike distance as a big part of your game, then you might want to go with a graphite shaft. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for greater consistency and a little bit less distance, then maybe you want to go with steel.
It’s best to consult a pro who knows your game. I, very sadly, do not know you or your game.
How do I know if I’m a mid-handicapper?
A good, if somewhat basic question.
Mid-handicappers are the cohort of players between pros and total novices. They shoot in the range of 80-90 pretty regularly, and play, maybe, once or twice a week on average.
If you’re not in this range, you’re not a mid-handicapper, and you’re going to want to look at buying a different set of irons that play to your particular strengths, and, again, tend to hide your weaknesses.
A Quick Recap of Our Top Irons
The irons I’ve been pushing here – those Cobra King F8s – are a great value. They’re going to improve your game, and they bring a lot to the table.
That said, if you’re willing to spend a little more on a club, I want to make one final plug for those Cleveland Launcher HB irons. They’re going to give a lot in terms of greater shot distance, greater loft, and greater control.
They’re not cheap, but they’re still going to give you good value, and if you’re a frequent player with some cash and time to burn, they’re definitely a good option.
The Cobras blow me out of the water, but those Launcher HBs are a close runner-up, and the progressive shaping feature is going to add a lot to all of your iron shots: short, mid-range, and long range.
Another beauty of this list is that the cheapest option is also the best in terms of durability and overall upside potential.
There are a few lower priced clubs on this list that stand out in addition to the F8s (a Callaway, and a TaylorMade, for example), but those other inexpensive or less expensive clubs aren’t going to do what the F8s do for your game, and, as is especially the case with the TaylorMade M2s, they’re going to give you the durability of a cheaper club.
There is, on the other hand, no indication that the F8s are any less durable than their more expensive counterparts.
None of that, however, is to say that you’d be wrong for going with a different club.
Finding the right club is, again, a case of finding one that plays to your strengths and hides your weaknesses. It’s also a matter of personal preference. You have to like the way your club feels, the way it hits, and the way it sounds.
You have to enjoy the less tangible aspects of this tool, and no one can do that research except for you.
Still, all the clubs on this list are going to improve your game if you’re a mid-handicapper, and the same goes for cavity-backed irons that fit the specifications I’ve laid out.
Happy shopping, mid-handicapper!
Look, it’s a bit of a jungle out there.
Many different trusted brands are trying to market what, at the end of the day, is pretty similar – if also, in a historical sense, revolutionary – game improving technology. As a mid-handicapper, you’re no fool, and you’re no novice, either. You know your strengths, and you know what parts of your game your irons need to cover up.
As I’ve said before, all of the clubs on this list are going to give you greater distance, many will give you greater accuracy, and some will give you a lot of added forgiveness.
As a buyer, you need to make sure that your new irons include that famous cavity back shape on the head. If they don’t, they might not be for you. Beyond that, there are the added considerations of shaft material, price, value, and any added benefits the clubs might include.
Keep all of this in mind, and, again, be suspicious of those that promise too much.
As for durability, while I’ve vetted the clubs on this list, I obviously cannot do the same for all clubs on the market. If you’re looking at a nice new set of irons from a reputable manufacturer, and you’re wondering whether or not they’re going to fall apart on you, you’re probably going to want to scour the internet a bit, in particular the Amazon reviews.
If there’s an issue with a popular club, it’s probably going to show up online.
Not that you’re easy to fool.
You’re a mid-handicapper, and you know what you’re up to.
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Top 10 Irons 2018 | Mid handicap testing
hi there James Savage from national club golfer and these are my top 10 irons for 2018 right okay so I'm not trying to say that these are the top ten iron for 2018 I can only base this on my personal experiences for you know clubs that I've hit you know launch monitor data that I've gathered so this is moral you know sort of my favorite if you like em irons for for 2018 and it kind of goes back a little bit longer than just in 2018 some of these products were launched you know sort of a year or even longer than a year ago so this is really known of all the ions that are out there on the market that I've here over the say the past eighteen months or so these are my favorites and that you know if I was looking to take a nine out onto the course it would be one of these models so just a little bit more on the rules of this top ten ions video I make the rules and that is that I'm only allowed to pick one iron per brand I can't just you know pick three or four from one brand so I've had to be quite selective by you know there might have been two or maybe even three models from particular one that I really liked but I've had to narrow it down and say which was my favorite and of those so we've got top ten irons and we've got ten different brands and like I say these are all irons as well but I would be happy to use out on the golf course so that rules out quite a lot of you more sleeker bladed type clubs like you know maybe you're tailor-made p7 30s Callaway apex MB you know Titleist embiez ping I blade yeah they're all lovely looking lines but the end of the day they're not going to make it into my list because I'm not going to take those ions out onto the course because you know they're just they're just not really suitable for me I've tried using them and I've concluded that the ions here are much more suited to my game okay so in at number 10 I've gone for the Cleveland launcher HB iron and like I say this this order is in in order if you like I'm not trying to say that you know this is taking anything away from this Cleveland claw but it's probably out of all the ions that I tested here this is probably one that I would maybe say I'd be least likely to choose to take out to the course and that's probably just because of the the the style of club that it is now these launched HB lines they do exactly what they say on the tin they're going to launch it really nice and high they're gonna launch it nice and easily and for me I don't really need help getting the ball in the air I hit it really really high as it is if anything I sort of need the opposite but saying that these are just really good fun to use they're nice and easy to use really user friendly free of loads of confidence behind the ball and they're just really good fun and they make the game fun so I would really recommend to anyone that if they don't hit the ball that high they struggle to get the ball on their one a little bit more help Cleveland launcher HB will do that job okay number nine I have gone for the Wilson staff c300 forged there were two models in the c300 ions range this year a forged model and a cast model and I just thought the the forge model was well worth the the extra hundred pounds it's just it's really ticking a lot of boxes for me and that you know sort of mid handicap you know sort of ranges it's got minimal offset it's a really nice sleek looking Golf Club it's got a really nice finish on there and the performance was excellent really nice sound and feel that yeah as you'd expect from a forged club and really really good distance to you know these were as good from a number point of view as any other iron really liked that I hit this year so it's a bit of a shame that it's yeah only down at number nine but a really fantastic I am there from Wilson the best Wilson iron that I've ever hit that's the Wilson c300 forged okay in at number eight this is the oldest club that I've got here and yeah the one in terms of the one that was released the longest to go and this is this Rickson Zed 565 and I had to include this model in this test like say I know it's been out for a long time you'll you know you've probably seen quite a lot on this club over over you know new and off the last two years but it had to get a mention because it is just absolutely superb it is one of the best irons again in that sort of mid handicap category range where it could actually appeal right down to your low single finger players it could go up to your set of 18 handicaps as well it's just that the looks of this club is just absolutely spot-on it's got all the rights you know it sort of sort of lines and contours and again it's that really nice or forged design but it's got a little bit of help there from the sort of cavity style of it is and it's it's it's just it's it's ticking so many boxes for me because it's an iron that I think I could use now and I think if I say I managed to improve over the next couple years I think I could you know kind of take this iron with me on that journey you know tricks and make some absolutely fantastic irons I'm really looking forward to seeing what they've got coming next which I think we will see later this year so maybe watching this video and there may be a new iron out from from Strix and they're super super seeded this range but yeah the Zed 565 it is one of the best you know mid to better player irons that I've ever hit okay in at number seven I have got the Cobra King forged tore this is actually the forged one and you can just get it in a variable length which is the forge tour and this was a tough one for me because I did really like the Cobra King f8 iron but I've actually been using this design out on the course at the for the start of 2018 and and and I'm really getting getting along well with these clubs I think they they look really nice you know they've got you know again minimal offset in a nice sort of sleek design but not intimidating I still feel like there's a bit of forgiveness in there and they've got a really nice sort of sound and feel and and you know I just love the looks of these clubs as well I think they know they've they sort of appeal a little bit more to you know to my maybe sort of colorful side a little bit there just a little bit more exciting than some of the other irons that that you get on the on the market and really impressive these out on the course I could say and as a bonus available in one leg you know why Cobra are the only brand offering clubs in one length I'm not quite sure because I think it's a concept that is gonna work for lots of golfers like say I'm using the Cobra King forged one at the moment and they're working really well for me and hopefully they're gonna help my handicap come down this year ok another slightly older model here but I just had to include this iron because I used it a lot last year and it and it really has been one of the best lines that I've ever hit and that's the Mizuno jpx 900 hot metal it's it's such a fantastic performing iron looks great sounds and feels great as long as anything out there and you know again it's one of the best things that I've ever used Docs I used it a lot last year I sort of changed out of it first I sort of change sake more than anything just to you know sort of got you something new and sort of that carry on with a bit of sort of testing if you like but there was absolutely no good reason why you know I I didn't gain this I'm in effort for any longer it's it's just again ticking loads of boxes for me just just the looks of mizuno clubs the sound and feel they just seem to get everything spot-on and you know the custom fitting is excellent I've got custom fitted for these use in their swing DNA which again I think is a really useful fitting tool for Mizuno just to make sure you're getting the right shaft and head combination for your game so yeah Mizuno JP x9 hot metal women we're going to be seeing something new from Mizuno later this year but again I just couldn't leave this out because I just thought it was so good okay number five I've gone for the Callaway rogue Pro iron now Kevin I've got quite a lot of irons out there and there's plenty to choose from and it's quite a lot even just within the road range where they've got the regular model they've got the ex model with a strong last they've got the W model with the sort of wide soles for slower swingers and lady players but have all the ions that Callaway have got you know on the market at the moment the rogue pro is the one for me because it's it's a good sort of middle ground club for me it's not overly sized and massively chunky and loads of offset like you'll get with the regular roguelikes just it just looks a little bit too large for me and just puts me off from a looks point of view what I actually found from hitting the the rogue pro that I was actually getting the sort of same distance as I was getting from the from the regular model book just a little bit more precision just a little bit more finesse and much nicer look at address and the sound and feel on these row pro irons and all the row guys actually this year it is it is absolutely sensational camera we've done a really good job of you know adding some you know some clever technology into their distance ions just you know so it's not just about them going miles which you would expect from a caravan but you're actually getting that nice more sort of forged you know sweet soft feel from the sort of like microsphere technology that they've put into you into the design so the road pro is definitely my favorite Callaway iron of 2018 okay in at number four I've got the ping I've got the ping g400 again this is it this is quite a tricky one because I do really like the eye 200 as well yeah the I've laid obviously looks lovely but it's not gonna I'm not gonna gain that and I was really tempted with the the ping g700 as well which is one of the best looking game improvement irons I've ever hit but the G 400 for me I just think is going to suit so many players it looks really nice it's got the same sort of finish that you'd get on the eye blade and the eye 200 so you're not putting anyone off there they are quite quite large too you know to look at in their dress pitch and there is a bit of offset on there and they are quite large but they they sound and feel really really good too and the distance on these is phenomenal is just as good as any time that I've hit you know nice ball flight for me and yeah I don't know what you know King I've done in the last sort of couple of years but the looks and sound and feel on all their irons it's really really good and the G 400 for me like I say you know I used this on the course last year I sort of moved out of it because I just wanted to literally I just wanted to try something different there was nothing wrong with these at all and if those irons stopped working for me this would be where I would sort of fall back to if you like because you know it's a really good forgiving long you know it looks good it's gonna help me I feel out on the course lots of ping g400 okay in at number three I've got the Titleist 718 a p1 and loads of irons in the range from tireless in 2018 with you sleeker sort of MBC be easier a p2 which a lot your tour players using in your AP threes which I thought it was a nine that I was definitely tempted by but when I actually had my fitting it was the a p1 that I got fitted into now there's really not a lot to split for me between you know like the pinky 400 I mentioned before and the a p1 but the reason why the a p1 just is slightly elevated from the G 400 is it's just from from the looks point of view really I think when you set that down behind the ball it's not going to put anyone off at all even if you're playing office or five or six handicap I don't think there's anything about this club that there's not to like it's it's really part of the tireless time it's not stuck out there like some ugly and you know sort of chunky game improvement model it's refined it's got really nice looks sounds and feels you know fantastic just and just really really consistent you know well you know you has got a little bit of forgiveness in there I think if you don't quite find the middle but yes Alan feels really good looks really good and you know if you're in that sort of mid handicap market you've really got to be checking out the 718 8p1 okay in at number two it's the super premium p XG o 3-1-1 gen 2 ions which are retailing at 400 pounds a pop or 475 75 pounds of pop for the one in the darker finish I haven't got one here unfortunately which is a real shame I went down to a fitting event and got that got dial into these ions and and they were absolutely fantastic you know you you know are they worth 400 pounds that's maybe not for me to say but they are absolutely fantastic I think the looks are great that the feels great from the technology they put in there with that sort of holo design and they fill it filling in that filling in that head just to sort of pretty you know still have good ball speed but a really nice soft sound feel and with the four models that they've got you can really blend together the perfect set and then another reason why I was so impressed with these pxg Islands is because you're not just paying for the iron head you're actually paying for the fitting experience as well the fitting was absolutely fantastic attention to detail you know loads of good quality shafts don't you know to go through and then when I actually got fitted I got a nice sort of mix between the the Gentoo XF model in the the longer irons and then the P the players model in the shore Thrones and I just felt that that was a really really good set for me and that's why they are up there you know with all the other bigger brands in terms of you know how good their irons are if you've got the money and you want to get that tour player fitting experience I really think should be checking out the pxg gentle islands okay so number one my sort of favorite iron if you like from 2018 is the tailor-made p7 90 now you remain remember from when I first reviewed this iron I was I was really excited about it then I was raving about it then I thought it would I just thought it looked fantastic it performed great and you know a lot of new ions have come onto the market since then and nothing's really come out that that's made me think that it's necessarily better than this I've been recommending this iron you know really highly to lots of people that's what's the best iron out there just and I said to a lot of people as well whether or not you know maybe they're 15 16 handicap wherever this or 7/8 handicap is it's a really good Club that that's gonna span quite a wide and handicapped market and it just it just looks absolutely fantastic and the reason why I actually you know put it just ahead of the pxg is because just think from a shelf appeal the pH geez look great but I just think this is one of the best-looking irons that I've ever seen I just think he looks absolutely fantastic you know when you sat there in your bag you know that they're a joy to look at you know they look great in the address position you know just a good source you know good size and they're not intimidating but they're not bulky in any way that likes a shrink tena may have done a fantastic job of these ions you know I can't speak highly enough of them you know the numbers are absolutely fantastic you know anything for me as a as a mid handicapper I might be leaning more towards a tire list a p1 or you know a ping g400 in terms of the extra help that maybe they offer but I just didn't feel like I was giving anything up with this I was getting numbers just as good you could say Borgo miles lovely ball flight sound field looks it's just ticking up see every single box and that's why it's up there at number one on my list now you're probably gonna take issue with this list you probably to say I've missed the mines out but I did explain before that this is just you know my personal preference for mines that I've hit and I was only including one and one model per brand so post your comments below if you agree with this list if you think some of these clubs should be higher up I think some of them should be lowered down if you think I've just got it completely wrong and I know what I'm talking about please let me know in the comment section below but I hope you have enjoyed this video I hope you found it useful if you're in the market for a new set of iron's in 2018 I really hope this has given you know some sort of idea about where you at least which models you might like to try out so thanks very much for watching we'll see you again soon you
TOP 5 MID HANDICAP IRONS 2019
so with the 2019 season fast approaching there's loads more equipment coming out for us golfers so let's take a look at five of the best mid handicap irons available this season hi there guys Ryan Russell here for golf shake calm and as I've said we're taking a look at five of our favorite meet handicap irons for 2019 and remember if you haven't already done so please hit the subscribe button below for loads more content on new equipment so first up tailor-made P 790 so when we look at that iron it's one that's been really really popular last season but also it's going to continue into this season so we've got speed foam injected in the head to really make that feel and also energy transfer really really efficient inverted cone technology in the clubface as well which is also really thin two inverted cone basically means that if you don't hit the middle of the face you still maintain in ball speed the thin face makes it come off really quick but also when we sit it down it looks fantastic as well next up is the Callaway apex iron which incorporates urethane microspheres into the face which are injected in there which basically means that the clubface is very forgiving across it but also the ball speed is brilliant as well apex is synonymous with quality looks great behind the ball and is really going to appeal to a very wide range of golfer to be honest but the performance is there as well having hit these a few weeks ago they absolutely feel fantastic the next on our list is the Cobra forged Tec black now this iron really incorporates a very thin face so the ball speed is absolutely huge it's one of the longest kind of mid handicap irons I've tried feels fantastic the black finish on the head as well looks great behind the ball and this is really one to consider when you're looking for a new set of iron's [Music] next on our list is the Titleist 8p3 so in the fp3 iron with Titleist use loads of tungsten there in the in the toe and the sole to really help to make the feel of the golfer better but also lower the center of gravity so maximize the the launch that the iron gets but also making sure that the spin is down as well so we get exceptional distance fantastic feel and also overall brilliant performance the next our list is the ping I 500 iron so that I Series in ping is always associated with you sort of better play or or lower handicapper I 500 really is a slightly bigger cooler bed than what we used to win a nice series iron we have again a cavity in the hair to make the feel slightly better the sound slightly better really thin face energy transfers maximized so we're getting some distance but also great feel and looks that we associate with the eye series family so there we go that's five of our favorite mid handicappers irons for 2019 if you liked the video give us a big thumbs up also let us know have you got any of these irons in the bag are you planning on trying them which ones have you been excited about I hope you enjoyed the video and we'll see you all very very soon
The Best Mid Handicap Irons For 2019?
what are the best inés available going to 2019 for mid handicap golfers let's find out and let's do it now all right so good so go go in go in [Music] hi everyone James Robinson here if you use the channel make sure you hit that subscribe on put the thumbs up if you're enjoying the content and comment below if you are a mid to high handicap golfer what irons would you consider using and why do you look for a good looking Club do you look for field do you look for distance do you look for workability smash those comments below and let me know today I've got three of industry-leading iron sets available I've got the ping I 210 I've got the tailor-made P 760 and I've got the Mizuno jpx 919 fault all of which I having a dynamic gold s 300 120 shaft they're all standard lion go we're out here on the golf course and we're gonna do some testing [Music] so I was gonna do this test up on the range with a launch monitor but then I thought I've tested all these clubs on a launch monitor anyway so that would be boring I'm out here on the golf course I know that all these clubs but pretty fair lofted they're all 33 or 32 degrees for the 7-iron that I've got so I know that they're gonna go about 160 165 yards depending on wind and ground conditions so that's what we're gonna do I'm here on the first hole at Huddersfield Golf Club we've got about 175 yards it's a little bit downhill and a touchdown wind so these clubs should be perfect let's see how the feel let's see how forgiving the iron off centre hits and let's see how work of all they are so you guys at home you mid handicappers that are watching can tell which is you should be going for in 2019 we'll go ping I 210 first then we're gonna go tailor-made p7 60 then we'll go Mizuno jpx 9 1940 swing felt good that felt a little bit firm off the face but we're about 15 feet away I'll take that from this distance let's go with the newest guy in town the tailor-made P 760 feels so good I've done about 3 reviews with these clubs and I absolutely love it let's get down there and see where they are they were three very good golf swings especially for me so just walking down to the green now to see these shots and they all felt much of a muchness the jpx 919 definitely felt the softest and definitely felt the best and want to have tested that club before it's something which I do remember I recall it feeling absolutely fantastic there's that Gary ball impression again just like butter really the p7 60 what a golf ball that's going to be for 2019 that just feels fantastic I personally think it looks great and the ping I 2:10 that's gonna catch a lot of people out you see I'm not sure why ping have released the eye 500 with the forged face the eye 500 been the more game improvement Club for me the I 210 was screaming out to be forged it was absolutely begging to be forged if it was forged I think a lot more better players or mid handicap players should I say would be looking at that iron to put in the bag for 2019 so remember when I said that these clubs would all go pretty much about the same distance we stood level with them here and there the three golf balls about the same distance let's go hit some more now stop ability wise this is the pitch mark from the I to 10 this is the pitch mark from the p76 day and here are the two golf balls so not only does the p7 60 feel softer but also is landing softer as well there's an interesting one to take into account comment below who here would be bothered about that who here would be bothered about the stop ability of the golf clubs I take it with the title of this video people who are watching and mainly give amid handicappers may be looking for a new set of items going into 2019 or maybe you're not looking for new set of items going to 2019 maybe you're just interested in what the current market is offering let me know comment below now testing out the fairways all good and well isn't it but what about when you don't hit the fairway we all miss fairway sometimes here I'm in the roof and I need to shape the ball left to right not my favorite kind of shot can I use these mid handicap irons to shape them a little bit and get them down near the green I'm not necessarily looking to put it to 10 15 feet here like we did on the first I'm just looking to see if I can get that movement get it down near the green get up and down and save power or maybe even give myself chance at a birdie let's switch up the order let's go p7 60 first followed by the forged followed by the ping I 210 that's just hung out there that's not moving at all not a terrible shot with the p7 60 tried to move I think I could have put a better swing the strike was fantastic and it's gone the distance but it's hung out to that left side let's see if the jpx now 19 for today and gives me a little bit more workability trying I'm not sure whether I learned from that first swing or not that was a way better attempt it actually got down there and I think we could be put in for the next shot let's see if this trend continues and let's see if I can stick the ping I to ten close again not a bad effort just didn't seem to move as much as I would have wanted it to the Mizuno jpx 919 for definitely takes that round for me so here's one for you guys is this something you would be testing when you go out and buy a new set of iron's I hate calling this the mid handicap we haven't the green with a couple that's good I hate calling this a mid handicap iron test or whatever I'm going to call it because for me you can't judge someone's handicap purely on the ball striking or the distance off the tee or how good they are at putting I saw someone review some putters the other day and quite a high handicap putter test how on earth can you tell someone's handicap by the put it because you see it's all about strengths and weaknesses and if you watch any of my videos you'll know full well but strengths and weaknesses combine to make a golfer your strengths might be put in your weakness might be a put in now we're doing I intestine ball striking might be your strength but you might be terrible at driving you might and your short game might be non-existent and that's why you're a mid handicap and not a low handicap what's everyone's thoughts on the iron so far just smash and comment below for me let's get this massive community that we're building conversating with each other if you see someone comment and you like to comment or you disagree with the comment comment back get talking with them let's get communicating guys so as we walked down here now you can just see if a pun down there we've got the TaylorMade ball just there we've got the jpx ball on the green and then the ping ball just short of the green here now I don't see that's a bad return for any of these Islands these aren't players Islands they're not and workability ions they're not blade they're designed to give you that consistent feedback but also offer forgiveness on off centre hits I've just happened to strike the shots well tonight if I'm not striking shots well I know that these ions are gonna give me that help maybe that's why I'm striking the irons well because I know that I don't have to strike them well to strike them well and get the distance if struck well does that make sense anyway what about feel around the Greens with these clubs which one offers me the most feel I'm gonna play some bump-and-run shots yes I only have 7 irons we can still play a bumping on show with a 7-iron right let's see which one feels softest I've got a feeling which one's gonna win already [Music] I think I need to start shipping with a 7-iron more often now one thing that really interests me there is just how soft they all felt even the ping I 210 which I have been finding feels harder of the three still felt softer still got some control I could still knock it closed the p7 60 they'll has to take this round it just felt like butter off the face I expected the Mizuno to feel softer I expected to have a little bit more control I've hit three chips with it so you can hardly call that an extensive test but for me the p7 60 feels best around the Greens let's get to the next tee the next he's a par 3 I'm gonna play it forwards and see if I can work in some little short golf swings that's a big part for me with irons with the players ions I use the jpx now 19 tours I know if I want to play a little knockdown 7-iron 130 yards as long as I provide the correct technique the club is going to allow me to do so let's see what these bad boys offer now I know what you think what a hole this is 1:44 with a tight front flag over a bunker and all I've got is 160 165 clubs in the seven items this is going to be a bit of fun now kind of remember what order we did with these I'm gonna go out to ten then I'm gonna go JP it no I'm gonna I'm gonna go out to ten then I'm going to go P 760 then I'm going to go jpx forged not gonna lie that was a pretty dismal effort I didn't have a lot of confidence with it let's see if I can put a better swing on the 760 good that is good p7 seeks to give me a lot more confidence it felt very soft and we're about pin-high I think this is more of a player's come a little bit though isn't it it's this all the P seven thirty p 730 sense should as down my spine just thinking about it last but not least Mizuno jpx oh that's so good hey so go go in go in go in this thing this this thing right here this thing Mizuno is it too late for me to get a few of these to mix in with my tour models no let's get up there that felt mint I suppose what we're walking up here we should probably talk money as well let's talk price there is a massive elephant in the room being that the p7 60s plus for 500 pound more than the other two equivalent ions that were tested so for that you're gonna want to see a massive return aren't you do I see that return do I see four or five hundred pounds worth I say that because I'm not exactly sure how much the difference is it depends where you go but do I see a massive difference in the ions it's good it's good it's definitely one of the best ones for me you can probably tell the moment what sides I'm airing on regards to feel and workability and things like that but that Mizuno's good especially for the price point so I'm just at the bottom of the hill and we have the ping here which did kick up on this slope the flags right up there keeps on this slope and work down here I'm going to keep you on I'm going to keep filming let's see where the other two are now for non-players clubs there and I say non-players clubs in the lightest of possible terms for mid handicapper for giving clubs the feel on those who was absolutely phenomenal yes I didn't put the best swing on the I to attend but that's golf isn't it so in my eyes for the testing it just didn't feel great either it didn't fill me with confidence and knew it was gonna feel hard off the face I wasn't gonna get the feedback that I get from the P 760 I'm from the jpx 919 for there's two birdie opportunities from 144 yards with a club that does go about 160 why do we need player zones again remember when I was screaming go in not bad stopping again as well so just while we're walking to the next location we're gonna have a bit of a distance test to finish on how far can these aliens actually go what is everyone's hopes for 2019 Golf wise what are you aspiring to achieve is it handicap goal does it purely to play more golf is it to enjoy your golf more is it to finally win something comment below guys let me know let me know if I can help you notice any videos that I can get out there to help you achieve your goals that's why I do this that's why you watch yes we try and make it entertaining and yes and yes sometimes it is just something you watch while you're making your breakfast or while you're doing the ironing whatever that is but the idea of these videos is to help you is to help you guys improve while we're on this long political speech if you've not hit that subscribe button go on go out do it okay guys this is where the video and we're going to see pretty much how far these bad boys can go if I found a nice wide open hole we are miles away from the green so we're never going to get there we're into a little bit of wind so it's gonna be interesting to see how the spin rate scope in the wind let's go I to ten first then I'm going to go pee seven sixty we're going to finish off with the jpx nine nineteen for and then we're gonna go and see which one goes the farthest and I'm going to step [Music] so just before we go up there and see where these clubs actually went a little bit of feedback from the shots the ping felt hard again again I didn't strike it as well as you the two and I'm trying to put as good as things as I can of all of these I just want a nice soft feel the piece own sixty I absolutely ripped and it did look to bore through the wind so I imagine that to be the winner up there but we'll go find out the Mizuno I hit just as well as the p7 60 it did look to rise a little bit did look to spin up higher so I think it may have lost a little bit of distance gonna be really interesting to see where they are because if that Mizuno is up there with the p7 60 this thing could be the ultimate mid handicap iron let's go find out away you know I said all these ions go the same distance there's about a yard in it guys that's about it from me I'm James Robinson I'm here at Huddersfield Golf Club if you've enjoyed that make sure you smash that thumbs up as always comment below let me know what you think let me know which end you will be going for are you considering changing your ions going into 2019 or are you pretty happy with what you've got if you're not already a free subscriber make sure you hit that subscribe button and click that little notification bell so you can be the first to know when I upload new content see you soon
Top 5 Forgiving Irons For Mid to High Handicapers of 2018
so we're halfway through the 2018 golf season and I have been reviewing golf clubs now since the start of the year what am i top five forgiving ions for game improvement let's take a look [Music] hi everyone James Robinson here if you're new to this channel do consider subscribing I've got loads of great content coming throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019 if you like club reviews if you like Club comparisons if you like car flogged if you like golf tips absolutely free of charge hit the thumbs up click subscribe below and comment below for what you want to see now let's get back to the top 5 for giving aliens that I've tested so far in 2018 so to kick things off I would like to say that I have tested the pH G gen 2 SGI super game improvement irons they're not gonna be on this list because I feel as though you at home deserve to see the top five irons that you can afford now I'm not saying that you can't afford pxg because I'm sure a lot of you can but I know the majority of people watching probably can't yes the pxg Club would be up there they would be in the top 5 then not purely on the price range coming in at number 5 at number 5 I've got pings g700 iron now this year I compared the g7 100 with the G 400 and it seemed way more forgiving but forgiveness of the hollow body and the hollow club head really pays dividends for pinging this club aesthetically it looks way better than anything pinger brought out game improvement wise in the last few years it does look almost like that tailor-made P 790 range really sleek looks more like a player as I am even though it's not ping say this is their high-flying longest traveling I am today and I'm pretty sure they're correct that's my number 5 coming in at number 4 of the Wilson C 300 irons not the forged irons not the players ones obviously this is a forgiveness review and the power holes all the way around the face in the Wilson C 300 together with its playability I found and also how stable it felt impact brings it into my top 5 at number 4 I thought the Wilson together with its price not to mention the price is an outstanding Club for the money watch number 3 coming in at number 3 I have the Mizuno JP 900 hot metal and it pretty much is everything it says on the tin or on the hair Jay picks down hotmail is an outstanding Golf Club and could quite easily I've come number one all of my clubs in the top three fantastic golf clubs and I really struggled to split them I found personally when I tested the Jay picks nine hundred hot metals they didn't fly too high so I could flag them down if I wanted to which is a massive thing for forgiving irons sometimes you find them just go up and up a nope nope whereas if I could keep a nice trajectory with these and they would go the distance and the majority of the time consistency is a massive thing when we are talking I am the technology going into the heads of these jpx nine hundred hot metals they even created a new substance Mizuno introduced chromoly chromoly I think I'm saying that right I'm Mizuno saying other jpx 900 hot metal combines offensive ball speed offensive ball speed with the adjustability of a forged iron what's in it number two in at number 2 we have the TaylorMade m florian i tested this ileana me against the TaylorMade m3 i and for me it just made the n3 eyelet tiny bit redundant yes the m3 is smaller is more of a player's iron but tailor made have that many irons out this year I just don't see a place for the m3 the m4 however does feel a bit hard off the face you do still get a decent feel and the ribcor technology gives you outstanding forgiveness on those off centre hits keep and keeps the ball speed up not to mention we still have the speed slots in the bottom what a club this has been in 2018 so far now what is number one number one on my list is an ion I haven't comprehensively reviewed as of yet but I did use a full set of these on holiday as rental clubs and found them outstanding when I got the clubs given to me I was really disappointed I thought what am I gonna do with these professional golfer playing with are you ready the Titleist 718 a p1 let's have a round of applause these Iams absolutely outstanding we go for miles hit them out so here's another heel they all still go a distance I cannot believe how good these ions are if anybody is a mid to high handicapper distance is something you struggle with with irons and you struggle getting the strikes out of the center every time take a look at the Titleist a p1 now the a p3 could have stolen this the a p3 is a fantastic Golf Club however it doesn't really offer you offer the forgiveness of the a p1 which is what this video is all about and it doesn't offer you the workability of the a p2 which is what the video is not all about so for me the a p1 takes it what a golf club it is go and see your PGA pro see what works for you this is a personal video to me this is what I found worked I really enjoyed these clubs I enjoyed them out the middle I enjoyed them out the toe I enjoyed them out the heel they are fantastic game improvement clubs a couple clubs I haven't tried yet which I would like to is the Callaway rogues I'd like to try the ko Bryan's so you might find another video coming up at the end of the my top 5 irons at the end of 2018 as opposed to now that's just about it for me for this video they were my top 5 a.m. so far of 2018 I hope you've enjoyed that content put the thumbs up if you have comment below what's your favorite forgiving a end of 2018 I've been James Robinson here at Huddersfield Golf Club thanks for watching make sure to subscribe if you haven't already see you soon [Music]
Mid Handicap Iron Testing - WITH A MID HANDICAP GOLFER
now whatever I do mid handicap golf club reviews I get inundated with comments saying why don't you use a mid handicap golfer to do these tests well let's do it and let's do it now [Music] [Music] oh wow [Music] hi everyone James Robinson here if you're new to the channel make sure you hit that subscribe button make sure you click the Bell so that you get a notification whenever I upload new content make sure you follow me on Twitter and make sure you follow my Instagram page at the bottom there if you follow me on all our social media accounts that helps you find out when I'm posting videos that's because now it's pretty much daily at the moment isn't it but you'll never miss any content the ayat' world now let's get back to this video on mid handicap I am testing we are using the TaylorMade P 790 the ping I 500 the Titleist AP 3 and of course the Mizuno jpx 919 for just before we start this video guys as always I want you guys to interact with me in the video I want you to comment below in this video I want you to comment below what is the best iron you've played in 2018 is it a mid handicap n is a low handicap iron what even our mid low and high handicap ions let's do it okay guys I'm here with my mid handicap tester everyone meet mark mark is the best mid handicap golfer you will ever see I don't think so yeah I don't know how you can I don't know how you can really examine that but anyway mark is a thin handicap just reduced this week mark is that right just reduced this week we are going to test the TaylorMade piece of a 90 the ping are 500 the Mizuno jpx 919 for G and also the Titleist ap 3 iron mark tell everyone a bit about yourself I already are I'm an early early retiree so I'm looking to buy or dream play a bit more golf one of the reasons I wanted to be an early retiree as well so make sure you hit that subscribe button so I'm hoping to bring my scores down then more time up on up at the club on the range practicing out on the course that's one of the reasons why my my handicaps come down a little bit at the end of this season because I've been doing a bit more practice ok guys that is a little bit about Mark and his golf game mark is also having a few lessons and they're going pretty well lessons are great ok so we're going to start with the TaylorMade p7 90 we're going to hit about five or six shots with each then we're going to compare all of them at the end every club has a dynamic gold s 300 shaft in to make it a fair test let's and let's do it now yes okay guys so here's how this review is going to go marks gonna hit the shots it's going to tell you how the feel how they look as a mid handicapper he's going to tell you his opinion I'm gonna talk you through the numbers I'm not gonna go in too much depth but I will put them up on the screen for you like normal so you can pick around those we're gonna hit five shots with each marks just mentioned when you buy clubs like this what happens to these hustles here do you always get different puzzles or is this just Christie's are fitting clubs the answer these are purely fitting items when you bag off but you'll always get a standard black puzzle on there let's get straight to the review $7.99 looks quite ice on the ground for me I think it looks a little bit thick bigger for me that the head but see how it goes when it went nicely get off the bottom standard distance for a 7-iron mark for you about 155 what's the first thing in the day I could get used to this kind of testing [Applause] [Music] lovely shape you've got a nightmare just that draw just to draw yeah oh yeah and then I hit a mighty shot straight ah I think more thought on that yeah I think mid handicap test very good so mark thoughts on the tailor-made p7 90 I am obviously I shot seem to be going quite nicely I quite liked the the feel of it for me though the feedback it doesn't get a lot of feedback from hard on the face yeah that's right nice nice shape to the shot though hi hi flight landed quite quite nicely yeah so yeah quite liked it so just felt a little bit a little bit heavy if you like no real feedback from it okay guys let's talk you through marks numbers for the tailor-made p7 90 so mark was saying there that an average number for him with the seven will be one five five coming up one five two point four so not far off first clip of the day we are into a little bit of wind as well as always will just feel golf clip here we always get a bit of wind on the range we never have a still day spin rate quite low five thousand six hundred seven and ideally would be a little bit more than that but we know that this is a little off the club we know that it's got the speed film in we know it is designed for pure distance and power club speed eighty six point seven producing a ball speed of one eleven point nine we all call that one twelve for the sake of argument for the big thing is how does it compare to the Titleist 718 ap3 mark taking away the initial thoughts on the look of it must so the first thing I notice is that it's going to swim up top line yes which looks looks better to me the tail evades and the yeah the whole feel of it does it feel a bit more of it a bit more of a lower mid handicap board maybe you would say possibly yes yeah it's a loveless ring mark yeah just felt a little bit more confident yeah striking that for me that's the best ball fight you produce so it went a long way Mark's just told me that that one's got a long way look at this for a 13 handicap 7-iron [Music] [Music] Wow so we just put that in the bag now yeah immediately this consistency of it I mean went left when I knew I held onto it but all the others have been we're gonna hit one more shot with the ap3 but a little sneak peek for you these things are good yeah see that and that was a little bit skinny as well yeah so much do you want to tell people what you thought to the 8p3 now you have a little bit of a relationship with this club already you're not so relationship but mark already has a little bit of a history with this club being fitted for it yesterday so mark not this club mad just an a p3 style yeah yeah I felt I thought this felt much better in the hand yeah I'll sit over the ball I felt confident you know with the club and I think that that helped me strap the ball frights and dispersion seemed to be significantly better with this she would take a look at the numbers sure okay guys mid handicap numbers for the Titleist 718 a p3 so as you can see there we have a little bit of an elephant in the room we've shot number two carrying 160 finishing over 170 that was a fantastic golf swing by Marc it's come out low spinning that's why it's fouled through the wind and it's got the distance on it maybe the wind dropped a touch as well he's gonna bring the averages up but apart from that the averages for this club is pretty phenomenal spin rate difference we take out that low spinning one hardly anything total distance all in and around one five five one five six which again is a fantastic number Club speed eighty six point seven producing a ball speed of what do we know one eleven point six pretty consistent yeah okay next we are gonna try the ping I 500 we're going to compare it against this we are going to compare all the numbers at the end I might even do that at home in my nice warm office let's see what the I 500 offers comment below guys which one is your favorite so far I think I've got a feeling which one mark might be going for and with this club now you see the head looks a lot neater and compact compared to the piece of a mountain yes yes certainly so so that looks nice it feels good as well yes so I'm hoping I should get some decent results because I do have a relationship with pinyin already because my current bag got the I 26 yes okay so I'm so you are playing with ping that does make a big difference guys as well if you have a brand in mind already that can if you sat on the fence between irons I think if you're comfortable with a brand that can be the deciding factor thought you go for definitely yeah yes Wow can I go for lessons where you're both the great shot so like I was telling you guys mark is the best mid handicap you'll ever see that's a 7-iron [Music] that's bad metallus so guys numbers with the aya 500 are pretty astronomical we're gonna hit one more then we go discuss them let's do it I'm not stop it sure what's happening today J no but it's good so mark is really gunning for he's a Champions Tour card that's fantastic again okay mark Jonah tell us what you thought of the ping I 500 yeah well as I said earlier I really like the look of it it felt it felt good in the hand the weight of the swing was good for me very confident with hitting the ball and as you say that the distances though the consistency was was very good for me I I was pleased with the results yeah and even when I didn't hit the ball well still when the confidence in the club it still went yeah I think what marks trying to say is let's show the guys these numbers because they're pretty impressive our way yeah numbers for the ping I 500 on a mid handicap test I know what you're thinking guys Wow one five one carry 162 total club head speed 87 producing a faster ball speed of one 13.5 the forged face mark said did feel soft as well so he's getting the best of both worlds out of this club the hollow head obviously producing very very good ball speed one thing that would worry me slightly with this club is the spin rate so some of the spin rates dropped astronomically here so the average spin it 4290 that is very very low for a 7-iron but the ball flight was very very high one thing that mark definitely said was that the ball flight was launching a lot higher and a conversation we had which maybe he could hear maybe you couldn't is but that would depend on what kind of golf course markers playing if I was fitting mark for these golf clubs and I saw them going a lot higher than everything else if he's happy with that if he's playing in the States if he's playing on a course where you get very little wind that would be perfect playing a Buddhist field golf club I would have to ask him can you flatten me one down and see if you can control that ball fly because up here or if they're linked course up in Scotland in Ireland there's links cost us all over the world isn't there you may struggle with that ball fly but I must say if we're going distance wise and dispersion wise I 500 it's smashed through the ones out of the park so far let's see how the mizuno jpx 9 19 fours day in compares to all these three okay mark last but not least final clip of the day Mizuno jpx 9 1940 how does it look it looks very nice it's got nice clean lines on it they head broadly the same as the last two as the ping and the the Titleist yeah looks nice what's clean they all look good down there yeah they all look marks bring your swinging fantastic today that's come man that's a shot now this is getting interesting when that wasn't your best ride was it let's see how it compares to the other slackness right not bad my best thought of s here yeah very similar one for fur is there something with this club which you you're not liking the look up or I think you know this things please a little bit too white yes there's a slight difference in obvious light feel sorry lighter okay to me that the other two and yet thought therefore I'm feeling a modular body yep swing to it rather than that Club coming through nicely yeah that's a lot that was better though yeah yeah yeah when your best ones look where you want five five million yeah really good hit okay mark that's five shots it with the Mizuno jpx now nineteen forged what do you think ah well again liked like the feel of the car burned and and a look of it I felt that I wasn't hitting the ball as confidently yeah with this one as the previous mentioned it was maybe felt a little bit light in the north yeah it was a little bit lighter in field so so I felt more as though I was having to put a little bit more into the swing yep then I should have been and that's that's one reason why I hadn't I felt as I wasn't hitting it quite consistently yes well as the previous clubs but very nice Club I did like like the feel of it and the look of it yeah but my results I think show that wasn't as good wasn't as good let's take a look at the numbers for the Mizuno jph 919 for Dianne for amid handicap golfer so as we can see straight away not quite as impressive as the I 500 but I don't think it was ever going to be the iPhone it was just phenomenal but back to the numbers on the jpx carry distance one four seven we'll call that so good break isn't it one four seven so total distance one five seven point seven Club speed eighty six point one creating a ball speed which is down and all the other ones of 108 point eight we'll call that one point nine now I would compare this more to the piece of a 90 although the ball speed for this club is the lowest we have had distance wise for the club around there or there abouts in the middle I think Matt's got a great array of numbers here you can choose from we can look at if you wants to have the higher trajectory you can go by 500 if you want the distance in go are 500 if you wants to feel on the looks it can go I 500 yeah and but that's not to say that that you guys would have the same results so mark is a mid handicap golf he's very good mint handicap golfer as these numbers suggest but Mark's been working his game heavily he's looking if to have the time now which is a big factor for anybody mark should have a bit around upon these clubs as a whole yeah sure okay guys we're now gonna round up with mark the mid handicap tester with these ions mark if you'd like to step in what did you think - all these end all these ions are very good products yeah absolutely great products they all looked and played well yeah that the ping was was the outstanding Club yeah I really enjoyed holding it and swinging it and the results were as I said very good so I would probably be favoring that one of the four clubs that we've trialed here all the other clubs went well wasn't so keen on on the TaylorMade just looked a bit as I say a bit big for me didn't really give me that sort of if you like feeling more like a a sort of good golfer yeah with the club in my hand which the others seemed to give the smaller heads the better feel but really enjoyed that the the Mizuno went nicely it will do nicely the Titleist absolutely great sort of feel and I was playing with the Titleist but probably probably going with the ping options so for me there as a coach as a fitter as a golf pro everything mark saying is music to my ears he enjoyed the feel of the ping you enjoyed enjoyed the look of most of the clubs but one thing we're gonna do now and make sure you hit that subscribe button and remember to hit the bell so you don't miss the notification we're gonna test and well my other one has got some time it sounds like he's got loads of time but we are going to test some low mid handicap irons we're gonna look at p7 60s we're gonna look at mizzou no tours maybe and just see how he feels with those these have been fantastic clubs from arc the numbers are great the ball fly it's great but I think Mark's got more in him I think and I think next year mark what would your targets be for next year Golf wise I would really want to get down to single handicap and that's exactly what I was hoping to hear so for me I wouldn't sell mark any of these clubs at the moment purely because a fitting is all about questions you need to ask the right questions at the beginning the session Mark said to me what do you think I need to be getting from my golf clubs my response mark what your goals for next year it's October it's cold it's freezing isn't his penalty so October it's colder in the UK Mark's gonna have a long winter ahead of practicing working on his game and hopefully the blocks and actually a fire in and get down to that single figure goal my problem is if a fitting for some of these clubs and then he starts to improve his skill set these might not suit him in six months time so that's something you also need to think mark thank you so much for coming on the channel I really appreciate you comment below guys what would you like to see me and mark do next or mark do next you've done all the work mark today I have to give it a go so comment below would you want to see him test drivers puts his wedges he's got loads of time to kill guys I'm gonna leave it we've marked a roundup make sure you hit the subscribe button down below thanks for watching see you soon
10 Best Golf Irons For Mid Handicappers 2019
wikidot easybib.com such ezvid wiki before you decide ez bed presents the 10 best golf irons for mid handicappers but let's get started with the list starting of our list at number 10 the TaylorMade m4 utilized ribcor technology to transfer more momentum to the club head increasing a distance without requiring extra effort on your part they also give you a rewarding ping sound on well it falls and virág plenty of feedback these come in ladies and senior models and the thin edges speed up your strokes however the finish dulls quickly at number 9 the Cobra King f8 have an extremely thin face so you should probably switch to these only when you're almost ready to declare yourself a scratch golfer even so they have a generous sweet spot so those occasional errant swings won't affect you too much the hollow design improves the launch and they have variable hosel lengths but they are a little on the heavy side coming in at number eight on our list the hydropower finish on the ping Jie 400 black dot makes them look suitable for playing 18 holes in space but they handle admirably on earth as well as the top row undercut cavity provides plenty of elevation there good compromise between performance and usability there's lots of flex in the top of the head and an elastomer insert enhances the sound however they are extremely expensive our newest choices can only be seen at wiki dot easybib.com go there now and search for golf irons for mid handicappers or simply click the beneath this video at number 7 the Strix Anzhi utility you 85 are an all-round quality set that can warrant a spot in your bag regardless of his skill level made from 1020 carbon steel they can reach impressive speeds without sacrificing touch upon impact so they're ideal for almost any shot they feature laser milling for consistency and a slimmer dress profile but the chrome heads can be distracting moving up our list to number 6 tailor-made P 790 use speed foam to affect the coefficient of restitution ensuring the maximum amount of energy makes its way to the ball from the club despite all that transference they still have a soft field that lets you lay up as easily as hit for distance they come with a cup through speed pocket in an elegant minimalist design however these aren't ideal for lower handicappers offer up our list at number five the Callaway RAZR X HL push most of their weight into the back cavity thereby lowering the center of gravity and increasing the likelihood of long straight shots the solid impact soles glide across the turf so even the biggest toughest can get some air these elevate your launch angle and promote soft landings they're equipped with extremely sticky grips at number four there are multiple loft options available with the cleveland golf cbx allowing you to slowly graduate to lower angles as your game continues to improve you can also start out with a steel shaft and move on through a graphite model if you like there are dual V sole construction with grooves for maximizing spin they're ideal for hardcover ball Gary got top of our list at number three if nothing else their gold finished was our key cyclone MX should help you stand out on the course provided you're willing to look like a Bond villain that is meanwhile the titanium on carbon bushy cotner shafts can give you all the stability and control you need there are three different flexibility options or with extremely thin cyclone faces that make it easy to get the ball up off the fairway our newest choices can only be seen at wiki dot easybib.com go there now and search for golf irons for mid handicappers or simply click beneath this video at number two the Mizuno JPX ez have huge pocket cavities which translates into an extremely generous sweet spot they're ideal for mid to high handicappers but just be careful you don't become overly reliant on their forgiveness as your game improves off centre hits well and they offer excellent launch control they're equipped with multi thickness hot metal faces and coming in at number one analyst that Callaway rogue use urethane microspheres to give you as much feel as possible so you'll know exactly when you've hit the truth and exactly what you did wrong if you end up in the drink beyond that the sound they make with a perfect swing quickly becomes addictive they feature heavy tungsten weighting thin Club faces that boost speed and a flexibility that improves misset our newest choices can only be seen at wiki dot easybib.com girth in our search for golf irons for mid handicappers or simply click beneath this video