We’ve created a list of the top 3 irons for new players and let’s get one thing straight – you’re going to be looking for clubs with ultimate forgiveness. These are our favorite iron sets, in no particular order, that rank all pretty much the same. When it comes to forgiveness, we want to help you get the most out of every shot.
3 Top Irons to Add to Your List
1. Titleist AP1 714 Irons
Titleist has done a lot of innovation to improve the flight, forgiveness and feel of the AP1 714 irons. The structure of the irons help support the face and the cavity insert in the back helps to manage vibration.
Also, the center of gravity has been aligned to where impact occurs. In longer irons, impact generally occurs lower on the face so a low center of gravity helps launch. Short irons also have a lot of loft so you tend to miss higher on the face.
By aligning the center of gravity where the impact occurs, Titleist has improved the feel of the golf clubs. These irons target amateur players who need an iron set that looks good, feels good and has a balanced design.
2. PING G30 Irons
PING G30 irons suit a wide range of players. PING has dragged the center of gravity down without sacrificing the size of the golf clubs.
They’ve reduced the offset on the head as well. You’ll find that the bottom of the irons seem to glide through the turf.
Some other subtle changes that enhance the performance of the clubs include a tweaked camber on the sole and a longer toe. The badge on the back of the head is wider which changes how the club sounds and feels. These clubs are one of PING’s best-selling iron sets.
3. TaylorMade Aeroburner Irons
These TaylorMade Aeroburner irons provide the ultimate distance. They have an oversized club head, a thick top line and plenty of offset which gives the clubs a lot of forgiveness. They come with a Speed Pocket which gives you a potent combination of ball speed, high launch and long carry.
You’ll get plenty of power in your shots. If you get any off center hits, the Speed Pocket will help improve your average distance. These clubs are for those players who are looking for gaining distance, control and spin.
All these irons have high MOI and feel forgiving. They also feel soft and springy, and the ball will fly off of the face. Most important for a beginner, a good-looking iron should inspire confidence. These top irons are for the guy or gal who wants to beat his or her friends out on the golf course.