DICK'S is your home for the latest and best golf irons. Whether you’re a single-digit handicapper, mid-level player or a beginner searching for your first set, you’ll find the right irons for your game here. Shop the industry’s best brands, including TaylorMade®, Callaway®, Titleist® and more.
Which Clubs Are Included In An Iron Set?
Most irons sets available at DICK’S contain the 3-9 irons and two or three wedges. Some sets replace the harder-to-hit long irons with more forgiving hybrid clubs. Check the product specifications to make sure your set includes the clubs you need.
Choose an iron set based on your skill level and playing style:
Skilled, low handicappers place a premium on shot-shaping control and Tour-caliber appearance. These qualities can be found in Players and Players Distance irons. Workability is key — these irons provide precise control over trajectory and distance for players who hit the center of the clubface consistently. They also look the part, featuring thin soles and toplines in a classic, compact shape. If you have the skill to plant one next to the pin, these irons will let you do it. Top irons for better players include PING i210 and i500 irons, Mizuno MP-18 MMC irons, and Callaway Rogue Pro irons
Mid-handicappers breaking 90 and working to go lower will be well served by Game-Improvement Irons. These irons are built to enhance launch and distance while maintaining a classic look, sound and feel that will appeal to more experienced players. Go with Game-Improvement if you’re making progress but still need help with trajectory and distance.
Beginners and high handicappers typically need help getting the ball airborne. If this describes you, consider a set of Super Game-Improvement irons. These irons feature a wider sole and lower center of gravity to assist with launch, along with a lightweight shaft to generate more clubhead speed and ultimately longer distance. You may also want to choose an iron with technology designed to provide maximum forgiveness on mis-hits.
Another key consideration when buying irons is shaft type. Most irons have steel, graphite, or multi-material shafts. Graphite iron shafts tend to be the lightest and most flexible, with the potential to maximize swing speed. Steel shafts are the heaviest — the additional weight can help improve swing consistency and accuracy. Finally, multi-material shafts offer a combination of steel and graphite, giving players added control of ball flight.
You will also need to decide what type of flex you want in your iron shafts. In general, the shaft flex you choose should correspond with your swing speed. Players with swing speeds between 77-92 MPH may get better results with a regular shaft flex, while players with swing speeds from 93-107 MPH may prefer the feel of stiff flex.
What is the difference between forged irons and cast irons?
When an iron is described as being a “forged” iron, that means the club was formed from a single piece of metal. The forging process can help ensure more consistency throughout the set and help to reduce unwanted vibration.
Cast irons are made from molten metal that is poured into pre-made molds.
What is the difference between muscleback and cavity-back irons?
The clubhead on a muscleback iron, also called a blade, is one solid piece of metal, while a cavity-back iron has a portion of its metal removed from the back, leaving a visible “cavity.” The cavity-back design allows weight to be repositioned around the perimeter of the clubhead, creating a more forgiving clubface. Blade irons typically have smaller sweet spots than cavity backs, but this gives better players more freedom to shape shots.
What is the lowest-lofted iron used in golf today
In general, the 3-iron is the longest iron used in modern golf. The 1-iron is virtually obsolete while the 2-iron has become an increasingly rare sight on the course, although players such as Tiger Woods will occasionally pull the 2-iron when the situation calls for it.
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