2018 Gear Guide: Irons

There's nothing better than striping a smooth, high iron shot. Nothing like it. We're back with the 2018 Gear Guide from Colorado AvidGolfer -- Irons edition.
The 2018 Gear Guide
There isn’t quite anything like striping  a smooth, high iron shot into the middle of the green. One of the best feelings in any sport, let alone golf, is having your scoring clubs dialed in from the moment your step on the course. Check out this year’s reviews and rankings for the best iron sets of 2018, brought to you again from the authority on Colorado golf, Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine.

Mizuno JPX 900 Hot

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Slightly oversized, but heads with Chromoly 4140 steel faces only 2 millimeters thick launch shots like an F-22 off a carrier deck.

Why: A set of bazookas conceived in a very traditional, refined look.

Titleist AP1

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Hollow 4- and 5-irons for greater spring in faces. Thin faces in rest of set for control and feel. A game improvement club but with lots of style.

Why: When you need more forgiveness in your irons. Not your typical game-improvement set.

TaylorMade M CBG

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: Tungsten weights & sole slots bring higher launch, more consistency and distance, and yet you still get that “got-it-all” feel.

Why: Because you want all the high-tech features without looking like you’re swinging a beginner’s club.

Ping iBlade ($1,200)

2018 Ping iBlade

Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Ping is so good at building modern features into classic looks. Here: thin soles, classic heads with elastomer in face for feel and distance.

Why: Colorado’s the high desert. Lots of wind. You want that boring trajectory into your target.

Mizuno MP-18 MMC

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: It took three years for the famed company to get this high-tech design right: hot titanium face forged into carbon steel head for eye-popping distance.

Why: You want that classic size and look but you also want that added juice off the face.

Honma Beres IS-06 ($3,000)

Honma Beres IS-06

Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: This famous Japanese company turns out works of art disguised as clubs meant for slower swing speeds.

Why: Irons 4 thru 8 have three slits in sole for flex and distance, and 50-gram shaft means amazing pop. Slower swingers will see a difference.

2018 Gear Guide: Gear Guide

2018 Gear Guide: Fairway Metals + Hybrids

2018 Gear Guide: Drivers

2018 Gear Guide: Wedges

2018 Gear Guide: Putters

2018 Gear Guide: Balls

The 2018 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:

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