Today’s irons are a club and a half longer
ure, the newest hightech irons are thought to be better, but we wanted to put them to the test. For example: Could a current 6-iron beat a 5-iron from a decade ago? Our research says yes. Although the loft of a new 6-iron is slightly weaker than the loft of yesterday’s 5-iron, our player test showed that shots hit with the 6-iron flew further and higher. That means those shots that hit the green will land softer. In raw numbers, the new 6-iron was seven metres longer than the old 5-iron and flew four metres higher with a steeper descent.The eight new irons shown here are more than hot faces.They provide consistent distances for your mis-hits, too.That means fewer bunkers and water hazards, and more greens, especially the kind you find in your buddy’s wallet.