2015 Buyer’s Guide: Irons

Nike | Vapor Pro Combo

[+] Steel insert face thru 7-iron
[+] Heavier toe moves Cg to middle of face, increasing sweetspot
[+] Blending forgiveness & performance
Price: $1,100

Srixon | Z545

[+] Steel face 10% more solid
[+] A game improvement iron that will fool all those blade lovers
[–] Traditional look can be intimidating
Price: $1,000

Tour Edge | Hot Launch

[+] Easier to hit high and straight
[+] Iron-wood set perfect for slow-swinging seniors, beginners
[–] Hollow heads ping like aluminum bats
Price: $500

Wilson Staff | FG Tour

[+] Drips with tradition
[+] A fine addition that harks to the Staff glory days of lore
[–] Better hit it pure
Price: $800

Hogan | Fort Worth 15

[+] Echos of Apex days of old
[+] Lofts instead of numbers designate irons; fitting determines lofts
[–] Do you know how far 44 degrees goes?
Price: $1,200

Bridgestone | JD15

[+] Forged face, sleek soles
[+] Another iteration of forgiving player irons w/forgiveness
[–] Don't be scared; easier to hit than looks
Price: $879


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California-based CAG Contributor Ted Johnson writes our annual Buyer’s Guide. For the latest on golf equipment, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter at www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.