A new set of irons is a significant investment so it’s imperative that you choose the clubs which are best suited to your game.
Most ladies’ models on the market have been designed specifically to match the needs of the female golfer, with lighter shafts, smaller grips, and additional weighting in the head, but with every woman swinging it differently it’s important to know what you are looking for. The size of the clubhead will be a decisive factor in your purchase.
The bigger the cavity, the more forgiving the club will be but at the expensive of workability, an essential feature for lower handicappers who wish to shape the ball. Meanwhile those looking for more feel on their shots should veer away from cast irons, which tend to be larger in size and offer more distance, and plump for a more expensive forged iron, which will provide more feedback and consistency.
Other factors to consider are graphite or steel shafts, and whether you wish the club to be offset. If in doubt it’s best to go down the custom fitting route.
Callaway Steelhead XR Irons
The Steelhead XR irons combine the iconic shaping and playability that made Callaway’s Steelhead X-14 so popular with next-generation 360 Face Cup technology, which allows the edges of the ultra-thin face to freely flex and release at impact with greater efficiency, adding ball speed that promotes more distance, especially on off-centre hits. Meanwhile an increased MOI allows for more forgiveness on mis-hits and precisely positions the centre of gravity strategically in the long, middle and short irons. The progressive CG positioning helps launch longer irons higher for more carry and distance, and the scoring irons lower for added control and accuracy.
Wilson Staff D300
The next generation of Wilson Staff distance irons - in the stunning Glacier Blue colourway – are aimed at the female player looking for maximum distance, forgiveness, and confidence-inspiring clubs at address. Designed to deliver faster swing speeds with the same amount of effort, the irons feature Wilson’s innovative FLX FACE Technology that minimises contact points between the thin face and clubhead to generate greater clubhead speed and distance.
PING G Le
The new G Le irons are optimised for women’s swing speeds, featuring COR-Eye Technology to create a substantially thinner face designed to produce higher launch and more distance. Enhanced perimeter weighting provides a tighter dispersion rate compared to the previous Rhapsody iron, while lighter swing weights make it easier to square the club face for improved accuracy. Highlighted by a new eye-catching navy/mint colour scheme, the set comes combined with the high performing new G Le hybrids.
Price: £107 per iron/hybrid when purchased as a set
Yonex EZONE ELITE
Specifically designed for women, the EZONE ELITE irons are designed to provide distance and forgiveness for slower swing speeds through the use of Octaforce technology. Found behind the clubface, the technology increases the size of the sweetspot, assisted by a deeper undercut in the cavity to ensure greater forgiveness on mis-hit shots. To maintain the same centre of gravity and keep the same feel through the set, weight is distributed towards the toe-side on the shorter irons.
Price: £399 steel, £599 graphite (5-SW)
Cobra KING F7
Cobra Golf’s most groundbreaking and versatile iron yet, the KING F7 provides golfers with optimised performance, distance, forgiveness and control of every shot. The KING F7 irons incorporate COBRA’s patented TECFLOTM technology to deliver a set that utilises advanced cavity construction to optimise the performance characteristics of each individual iron. Building upon the innovative F6 iron, the latest release features technology that allows the irons to offer even more distance and forgiveness than its predecessor. Finishing out the set, the sand and gap wedges are specifically designed to add versatility and enhanced shot control greenside.
Price: £649 5-SW
The 2017 M2 irons are designed to help golfers achieve more distance, peak trajectory, and forgiveness; overall, a more consistently performing iron swing after swing. The irons utilise several innovative technologies including the Speed Pocket first introduced in the RocketBladez, Face Slots and an ultra-low centre of gravity, effectively combining them in one product to produce a remarkably long and forgiving iron while maintaining playability.
Price: £799 (Graphite, 7 club set)
Lynx Boom Boom Ladies
Lynx’s flagship Boom Boom irons feature a beautiful rose gold set designed for women. With an outstanding finish these stunning irons are made from 17-4 stainless steel and are crammed with Lynx’s game-changing technology – including Twin Slot Technology, Ceramic Core Technology and Progressive Face Thickness for performance and forgiveness. Full custom fitting is available. Set comprises 6-SW with an optional 5-iron and a lightweight Lynx Ladies’ Boom Graphite shaft is supplied as standard.
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