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Most golfers know the phrase, “tee for show, putt for dough”, which means big shots from the tee are impressive, but those who win the game make key putter.
But that sentence forgets an important part of the game: hard-hitting. Hit the hardcore accurately Has the ability to make the putter shorter so it’s easier to putt. A strong iron play can even make up for a poor drive, which is inevitable no matter how good you are.
Irons today look very different than they did decades ago, offering increased accuracy and distance for all skill levels. Irons can be expensive, however, so it’s important to buy the set that best suits your hitting skills.
We’ve rounded up five of our favorite irons below to help determine which irons are best for your game. At the end of this guide, we also have tips on how to pick out a set of irons and why every golfer should consider getting the right club accessories.
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Here are the best golf irons
Best Overall: Titleist T300 irons, Titleist $143 per iron
The Titleist T300 irons perform well for golfers of all skill levels and are truly satisfying on impact.
Best Low Handicap Player: Ping 525 Irons, Dick’s Sporting Goods 4-PW from $1,312.50
Low-handicap players will thrive with the Ping 525 irons, which are forgiving and impressive in performance.
Best suitable distance: TaylorMade P790, from $1,299.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods
If you want to improve your distance, the TaylorMade P790 irons are what you need—although they can be a bit difficult to use for novice golfers.
Best for people with moderate disabilities: Callaway Apex 21, from $1,295 at Callaway
The Callaway Apex 21s delivered a solid hit at contact, with the ball flying off the surface, one of the longest hits of any irons tested in this guide.
Best for Beginners: Sub 70 Golf 799 Irons, Sub 70 for $540
Beginners should look for the Sub 70 Golf 799 irons to help improve their play without having to spend the same amount of money as premium clubs.