Top 10 Best Golf Irons of 2019
Top 10 Best Golf Irons of 2019
Callaway Apex Pro 2019 Iron Set
The only iron to ever receive 20 out of 20 stars from Golf Digest, the Callaway Apex Pro irons have been re-engineered for 2019. This forged players iron is beautiful and incredibly soft thanks to 1025 mild carbon steel. A tour performance iron mixed with the explosive distance of Callaway’s Face Cup technology makes the Apex Pro the ultimate blend of distance and control. Already in the golf bag of several members of the PGA Tour, the Apex Pro appeals to golfers of all skill levels and swing speeds. One of the very true players iron that packs maximum ball speed the Apex Pro is the standout performer this season.
Mizuno MP-18 Split Cavity Iron Set
When Mizuno released their MP18 line of they were acclaimed as some of the best-looking irons ever created. The SC or Split Cavity model in the MP18 line is the middle cavity option for the best balance of superior shot-shaping ability and forgiveness. Designed directly from tour player feedback, the Mp-18 SC iron uses a slightly wider sole than traditional blades and added weight in the heel and toe to give more distance and higher MOI in a player’s iron. The thin top line of the MP-18 SC is stunning at address and the Grain Flow Forging is what makes Mizuno irons the “best feeling irons in golf.” Golf enthusiasts will go crazy for Mizunos newest split cavity offering.
Titleist 718 AP3 Iron Set
For the first time ever, Titleist has created a true player’s distance iron. The 718 AP3 iron is a blend of the amateur-friendly AP1 and the tour validated AP2. The looks and feel of the forged AP2 mixed with the added forgiveness and power of AP1 make the AP3 from Titleist one of the most widely accepted irons of 2019. The AP3 use a hollow body construction and an L-Face insert to give players higher launches and plenty of spin. Golfers that have wanted to game a player’s iron from Titleist but could not find themselves into AP2 finally have an option with more forgiveness and more distance. AP3 is perfect for the golfer looking to gain more yards in their entire set without sacrificing the looks of a better players iron.
TaylorMade P790 Iron Set
TaylorMade rolled more technology into the new P790 irons than any set before. The P790 combine beauty with incredible distance to give players the ideal balance of more power and control. The P790 is made with Spead Foam, a material that generates more ball speed while dampening impact and creating a softer feeling iron. An ultra-thin face and tungsten weights for higher MOI, the P790 is unrivaled in terms of ball speed and forgiveness on mishits. An ideal option for players that need more distance or are looking to replace their long irons with easier-to-launch options can get the performance of game-improvement clubs with the looks and feels of a cavity back player’s iron.
Mizuno JPX919 Forged Golf Iron Set
Breathtakingly beautiful with performance to match is a staple of Mizuno iron technology. The JPX919 Forged iron continues that trend. Boron is added during Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging process to give engineers more precise control over weight distribution and center of gravity alignment. The result is a player’s iron with forgiveness levels of much larger cavity back irons. The blend of tour-inspired looks with the added perimeter stability of large cavity back designs is accomplished by the stability frame positioned mostly in the toe of the golf club. More weight in the toe lines the center of gravity with the middle of the club face and gives players more speed on their best swings and more protection on their worst. Often billed as the more friendly line of irons by Mizuno, the JPX range has one of its best ever with the 919 Forged.
Titleist 718 AP2 Iron Set
One of the most popular irons on world-wide golfing tours, the Titleist 718 AP2s are the absolute standard for control and performance. The AP2 uses precision placed high-density tungsten weights in the heel and toe to properly align the center of gravity in each iron throughout the set. The entire set is blended to ensure players get balanced distance in the short and mid-irons and more ball speed in the lower lofted long irons. Tour-proven looks, feels, and sounds help make the AP2 one of the premier options for better players who seek more help than is offered by traditional blades. If you want to give yourself the options of the best players in the world without the burden of making your best swing every time, the AP2 is a great choice.
PING G410 Blue Dot Iron Set
Ping has been the industry leader in recent years for creating some of the most forgiving and easiest to hit irons in the game-improvement category. This season, the G410 irons introduce golfers to that same level of performance in a shape that is more appealing to the eye. Less offset and a shorter blade length help the G410 iron to look more like a players cavity back and less like the chunky irons needed for maximum distance. The G410 gives nothing back in distance or forgiveness thanks to a larger flexing zone, COR-eye technology, and more weight moved to the toe and hosel. 8% more weight in the extreme perimeter of the club increases MOI without giving the G410 irons a clunky shape. Better aesthetics without a reduction of performance help the G410 to be one of the best all-around game-improvement irons this year.
Callaway Apex Irons Set
The perfect compliment to the best performing irons in this years class, the Callaway Apex 19 irons are game-improvement irons made for the traditional golfer. Players that want the maximum amount of help and power retention but do not want to look at huge hybrid-like irons will be amazed at the performance packed into the relatively small profile of the Apex 19. The Apex 19 not only look the part, they feel amazing too. One of the only maximum game-improvement irons to be forged from 1025 carbon steel, the Apex 19 truly are performance irons inspired by bladed components. Urethane microspheres help make the Apex 19 irons sound and feel great without robbing the club of ball speed and the more traditional shape will help you stay attached to the game you love without giving up performance to the field.
Cobra Forged Tec Black Iron Set
The most visually stunning iron set in recent memory is the Forged Tec Black set from Cobra Golf. The Forged Tec Black is a Diamonized Black Metal (DBM) iron that offers maximum performance in a tour-inspired shape. The DBM coating gives the Forged Tec irons extreme wear resistance, less glare, and a slimmer appearance. Forged from 4140 Chromoly steel, the Forged Tec irons feature a higher strength-to-weight ratio than other irons giving them superior performance for their size. More ball speed, tungsten wrapped perimeter weights for improved MOI, and a breathtaking appearance makes the Forged Tec Black irons standout in your golf bag and on the course.
TaylorMade Golf M6 Iron Set
Engineered for ultimate distance and forgiveness, the TaylorMade M6 irons are built to help the game’s beginners and high-handicap golfers. The M6 irons are reenforced with a Speed Bridge and Inverted Cone Technology for higher ball speeds and increased stiffness. Less energy loss at impact regardless of the quality of your strike, the M6 offer the most protection of any iron on the market. Optimized for playability and to enhance the abilities of each golfer, the M6 uses a fluted hosel for more club head speed and a low center of gravity for higher launches and more distance. If you are a player looking for the most help possible, the M6 from TaylorMade is an outstanding option.
What Golf Iron Should You Buy?
The large visual differences in iron sets can make it difficult knowing where to start to look for your new clubs. Understand the benefits of the different sizes and shapes of irons can help you narrow your choice and make your testing list. Knowing your game and where you can make the most improvement will likely lead you to choose equipment that matches your goals.
Remember that buying irons is not a distance contest and each club should be gapped to give you complete distance covered tee-to-green. Modern cavity back irons can help you gain height and distance but bladed irons will give you consistent spin and distance control. Balancing your performance objectives with iron models that fit your visual and feel preferences is the best place to begin.
End by completing your iron set up by mixing in hybrids, fairway woods, and wedge that give you an ability to play the golf course from anywhere and in any weather condition. Make sure to choose a shaft and grip that fit your swing and help you feel comfortable swinging your new set for 18 holes and beyond. Have fun testing new equipment and use it as an opportunity to learn more about your game and improve your scores. Happy testing and thanks for reading!