The had the thickest sole of the clubs I tried and made an odd sound in the follow-through because of the undercut cavity. Conversely, better players want their short irons to not get too high in the air, so adding weight to the topline or taking weight out of the sole area to raise the center of gravity checks that crucial box. These 2016 Hot List super game-improvement irons will find ways to get your ball in the air, make better contact more often and simply allow you to have more fun. The iron was the least accurate and a bit shorter than the other irons. Some of these clubs are a bit more of a players iron but were added to this category because of the cavity in the irons. The Z355 proved both long and forgiving, but felt even better balanced than the Z155.
Many manufacturers also realize that even better players need some help with the long irons, leading to the use of tungsten or other means in the long irons to lower the center of gravity for an easier launch. It produces an appealing 'clippy' sound at impact and generates a lovely mid-high launch. Great value for money, especially with no upcharge for premium shafts. They typically feature only the latest year's products. Slots in the sole or special kinds of heat treated faces also rank among the technological attributes utilized by some. I just wish the Golf Digest Hot List for follow system of crowning 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze winner and give the others runner ups or something of that nature. Regarding your question about Big Bertha Irons, those were released in 2014, which is why they were not on the 2016 Hot List.
The fresh dark finish also looks nicer than the vibrant orange of the former model. AurelioG Uzumati AlecL80c9 -- Just a quick comment here. Anyway feel more authoritative sources of information, I think, is right and just before buying clubs. In other words, how to make you feel like a better player than you are without you even noticing. Helping this is the ability of designers to produce clubs with more forgiveness that are still workable and have toplines and sole widths thin enough to appeal to better players. The quality and effectiveness of the big Bertha I agree with you. It has a soft, delicate feel and makes an appealing sound at impact.
I do believe the list is a good starting point for people looking for the clubs or game improving clubs. There was a bit of a clicky feel but that could just be me being picky. Not quite as consistent in yardages as our gold winners. Feel, forgiveness, distance and consistency — and with an attractive aesthetic to boot. And the irons you use state that fact to anyone peeking in your bag. Michael Johnson discuss the award-winning game-improvement irons on the 2016 Hot List. Our favourite Srixon iron to date and superb value for money.
I will, of course, much more careful in the purchase of my new driver. GolfMagic editor Andy Roberts 10 handicap and equipment editor Charlie Lemay 10 handicap were joined by readers Matt Wells 18 handicap and Jonathan Northmore 18 handicap to analyse the irons. As you might expect, the category geared towards the largest segment of golfers also has a variety of clubs with a wide array of attributes. By employing technologies such as thin, wraparound cupfaces for distance or tungsten weighting to boost forgiveness and launch. Thanks to for testing and compiling this educational list! All testers enjoyed some of their best levels of control with this one.
The appearance split opinion, however, as too the iron's overall balance which narrowly cost it a gold award. It means that these are the most forgiving and are made for the higher handicapper who tends to hit the ball all over the clubface. Well deserving of a gold award. Impressive in the distance stakes, but not quite as consistent as what is to come from its brother. Callaway unequivocally does not pay anything to Golf Digest and its testers to be part of the Hot List. The was 3rd in distance for me and felt pretty good at impact. You might not have a name plate on the practice range, but your swing is still the envy of almost everyone on it.
Meaning advertising dollars influence ratings. We have tested some of the hottest on the market, just for you. If you are looking for straighter flight and more distance and are between an 18 handicap and scratch, the game improvement category is probably where you should be shopping. We like its overall aesthetic, although the head does feel slightly heavy. Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Direct dollars or not, money is likely going to influence their stated opinion, and as such it needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
Golf Digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Do not panic; help is on the way. For good reviews look at community driven sources like golfworks or The Hackers Paradise for excellent equipment reviews by the users. The wheelhouse for these clubs is the true middle handicapper and perhaps even the high single-digit player who is secure enough to check their ego in exchange for playing better golf as long as the club looks pretty close to conventional. Check out the Youtube clip below or click this link for more info about game improvement irons. While it explodes off the face, it also possesses a soft feel and a decent amount of forgiveness.
The was a little too thick for my liking but was very accurate. Click on the video to see the full rundown or watch an individual review on each product on the links below Top 10 game-improvement irons in 2016 10. We all want to play the irons with the glitz and the glamour, but let's not forget we don't paint pictures on scorecards. We loaded up with 10 of the current crop, targeted at the vast majority of amateur handicaps, and gave them a thorough workout with a launch monitor at in Buckinghamshire. Testers scored each iron independently for looks, feel and performance, before coming together to decide upon the victorious gold winners. Irons with more accuracy and forgiveness but the classic thinner top line is becoming an industry standard.