2016 Golf Digest Hot List: Player’s irons

With the recent release of the annual “Hot List” I decided to test how hot some of the gold-rated player’s are. Personally, I prefer a players iron to a game improvement iron but today’s manufacturers are mixing the two categories and coming up with some really great clubs. No club is more evident of this than the Titleist AP2 iron. Irons with more accuracy and forgiveness but the classic thinner top line is becoming an industry standard. We have most of the clubs that received a score of “Gold” on the Hot List in our Airport store, so I put some of them to the test. I tested the Callaway Apex CF ’16, Mizuno JPX 850 Forged, Ping i, Taylormade M2, Nike Vapor Pro, Ping S55, and Taylormade PSi Tour. 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 Apex and JPX 850’s were by far the longest irons of this group and they both felt amazing. The Ping i was a little too thick for my liking but was very accurate. The Taylormade PSi was 3rd in distance for me and felt pretty good at impact. There was a bit of a clicky feel but that could just be me being picky. The Taylormade M2 had the thickest sole of the clubs I tried and made an odd sound in the follow-through because of the undercut cavity. The Nike Vapor Pro had the thinnest top line and is the most player-like iron of the group. The iron was the least accurate and a bit shorter than the other irons. The S55 is a great all-round iron for the better player. 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. Check out the Youtube clip below or click this link https://youtu.be/WHhVHZZCHac for more info about game improvement irons. Do not hesitate to contact support@fairwaygolf.com with any questions.

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Nike Vapor Pro Iron

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