Choosing and purchasing a brand-new set of Golf Irons is always exciting, maybe because you don’t get to pick just one club you like; you have the opportunity to choose between 6 and 10 to make up your set! But it’s an important choice - on average you’re going to hit an iron up to 40 times every game so take time to consider the best option for you.
Snainton Golf provide the best golf irons in the game, from major brands such as TaylorMade, Ping, Cobra, Wilson and more, as well as lower cost alternatives from brands including Ben Sayers, which we can ensure do not compromise quality for price. Your search for the perfect iron should consist of finding the set that perfectly match your golfing abilities, assisting you with good distance shots, consistent dispersion, forgiveness on off-centre strikes and accuracy.
With all this in mind, to help you make your decision we have highlighted significance factors you should take into account when it comes to choosing the best golf iron set for you.
Work Around Your Budget
Whether you’re looking for a top of the range iron at a higher price or clubs from last year’s clearance, there’s plenty of selection no matter what budget you have. We stock golf irons sets that cost between £150 - £2200 depending on whether you want a standard or custom specification. In general, most regular players will spend between £400-£1200. If this sounds a little costly, it may be worth considering our interest free golf finance option on purchases over £300.
Choosing Your Clubhead Design
When it comes to choosing your clubhead design, consider your golfing ability and be honest. Also consider the future of your play as these irons will last you a while; a newer player is likely to improve faster in a shorter space of time than maybe a more experienced player would. Taking into account your current and future ability will help tremendously when it comes to choosing the correct clubhead design for your new irons whether you’re a professional or complete beginner, all manufacturers supply a range of irons suited to players of all abilities.
The larger the clubhead design is the more forgiving it will be with off centre strikes. If you’re looking for a larger clubhead design, which is often referred to as an ‘oversize’ feature, but looking for a lower trajectory, as you hit too high, there are clubs available with a narrower sole design that would be suitable.
In most cases, iron clubheads are made out of steel and are available in two forms: cast or forged. The lower cost option would be cast clubheads ideal for entry level or game improvement irons which have a harder sound and less feedback. ‘Forged’ clubheads would be your more costly option suited to experienced players. Forged heads with no cavity and very little offset, called ‘blades’, offer little forgiveness for off-centre strikes however they allow for maximum distance and trajectory control. These are usually suited to the best, most experienced players.
A new design of irons clubheads, ‘hollow construction’ heads, appeal to a broad range of players, combining exceptional distance and forgiveness in both ‘cast’ and ‘forge’ options. These are the classy, more stylish clubhead of choice costing a minimum of £800 per set.
The Lie, Loft and Gapping Choices
Choosing the Correct Lie
Finding the right lie angle is extremely important, especially with Irons, as they are designed to strike the ball initially from a descending angle then the turf which causes a divot. You should make sure the club lie isn’t too flat as a little impact will cause the clubhead to catch more turf, causing a right-of-target shot. Equally, a lie that’s too upright can cause a left-of-target shot as the heel of the clubhead catches more turf closing the clubface through impact.
A standard lie would suite male players with a height between 5’8”-5’11”. If you’re shorter, a flatter lie angle would be appropriate and if you’re taller an upright lie angle would be best.
Choosing the Correct Loft
When choosing your new clubs it’s best to aim for around a 3 degree gap between your highest lofted hybrid and your lowest lofted iron, at the lower end of the set, whereas the higher end of the set you have a degree gap of around 4-6 between wedges, depending on whether you carry 3 or 4 wedges. In general, irons sets come in either 4-PW or 5-SW as standard (without custom options).
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