Golf Irons 2023 Preview
Callaway, TaylorMade, Mizuno and
Titleist Irons Reviewed
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A premium experience.
Modern irons are pushing the limits of material technology, all for the benefit of the golfer. Irons fly higher, farther, and more spin control than ever before, truly offering a premium experience. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which is best suited to your particular needs?
Below we highlight 4 options that are leading the charge into 2023.
Callaway Paradym Irons.
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THE NEW PARADYM IN PERFORMANCE
The Paradym iron is designed for golfers who are looking for a players’ distance iron with a refined shape and premium forging.
· OUR MOST POWERFUL A.I. DESIGNED FORGED 455 FACE
Industry-leading A.I. face technology is applied to a high-strength Forged 455 face, creating our most powerful forged iron face ever. Each face is uniquely optimized for more speed, higher launch, and increased spin consistency.
· FAST BALL SPEEDS FROM FORGED 455 FACE CUP AND HOLLOW BODY WITH SPEED FRAME CONSTRUCTION
The all-new Hollow Body design features Speed Frame construction for added stiffness to the body and support for the high-strength Forged 455 Face Cup. This unique construction is the catalyst that stabilizes a thinner face for incredibly fast ball speeds.
· EXCEPTIONAL FEEL FROM A FORGED FACE AND PATENTED URETHANE MICROSPHERES
A forged face and patented Urethane Microspheres deliver the ultra-soft feel and premium sound that discerning players demand.
· IMPROVED LAUNCH VIA DUAL TUNGSTEN WEIGHTING
Up to 67g of external and internal tungsten weights are placed precisely to enhance launch conditions and improve speed on mis-hits. This increase in forgiveness is the difference between hitting the green and coming up short.
· REFINED PLAYERS SHAPING
The Paradym iron features a players look in a forgiving package. A pre-worn leading edge is designed to cut through the turf more efficiently for even more forgiveness.
TaylorMade P790 Irons 2021.
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The TaylorMade® P790 2021 Irons are ideally made for low- to mid-handicap players who demand a more exceptional feel, along with added distance from a wider area of the club face, than a player’s shaped iron typically provides. Blending premium looks with face flexibility and fast face technologies solidifies reliable, penetrating ball flights.
- SpeedFoam™ Air – A weight savings of 3.5g (67% lighter than its predecessor) improves launch, delivering an exquisite sound and feel with a fast, flexible club face.
- Forged L-Face – Using a new 8620 carbon-steel construction thins out the face in strategic locations allowing a lower center of gravity placement with a responsive forged 4140 L-Face for great flexibility and a premium forged feel.
- Tungsten Mass – Placing 31g of tungsten at the toe of the iron creates increased stability and forgiveness in a player’s shaped iron.
- Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ – This is built into the iron to further increase face flexibility while preserving ball speeds and low face impacts.
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons
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OUR FASTEST FLYING, FAST STOPPING IRONS.
Introducing Nickel Chromoly – A new material with so much additional ball speed, our engineers switched their focus to feel and stopping power. At 35% stronger than our original Hot Metal material, 4335 Nickel Chromoly enables a high-energy 8% thinner clubface. Combined with Mizuno’s vibration controlling V-Chassis and deep CG design, the JPX923 Hot Metal irons are as enjoyable and controllable as they are long.
FASTER NICKEL CHROMOLY: New 4335 Nickel Chromoly is 35% stronger than our original Chromoly, for an 8% thinner, high ball speed clubface.
V-CHASSIS FOR MORE SOLID FEEL: Mizuno’s new V-Chassis delivers a more solid satisfying vibration pattern, even though the clubface is 8% thinner.
INCREASED STOPPING POWER: Seamless cup face construction delivers the deep centre of gravity needed for a high launch and controllable landing angle.
CONSISTENT BALL SPEEDS ACROSS THE FACE: The thinnest part of the sole is extended 18% wider, creating a wider high-energy area.
THREE FITTING OPTIONS – HM PRO, HM AND HM HL: 50,000 real golf swings recorded via Mizuno’s Swing DNA system every year highlighted the need for variable launch options.
WHITE-SATIN BRUSH: Non-reflective, Chrome plated finish to reduce bright light glare.
Titleist T300 Irons
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THE ULTIMATE GAME IMPROVEMENT IRON.
With 40% more tungsten and advanced Max Impact Technology, T300 irons can improve your launch, distance and shot making while providing maximum forgiveness. All in a premium chrome head with the size and shape to give you the confidence to play your best golf.
· High-launching distance
· Enhanced forgiveness
· Improved feel
· Premium look
· 40% more tungsten (D18 density)
· Max Impact technology
· Variable face design
· Chrome plated
Muscle Under The Hood
Locked behind the T300 face lies a hidden power source. Our improved Max Impact technology now includes an enhanced polymer core that improves both the feel and mass efficiency of the club at impact, giving you more ball speed and better feedback.
Better Tungsten For Better Results
T300 irons not only feature 40% more tungsten, but denser D18 tungsten made viable by a 2000ºF brazing process applied from aerospace construction. This kind of premium production, normally reserved for Tour irons, leads to a solid-feeling, advanced design that produces the optimal balance of speed, launch and forgiveness.
Thinner Where It Counts
Proving that every detail matters, T300 now employs a variable face thickness design that is thinner towards the heel in the long and mid irons to improve performance at what is traditionally one of the least effective strike points. So even when you miss, you don’t.
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