Test: Hollow-body irons
We find out with nine of the very latest models
We put nine of the latest sets head to head.
With the exception of all the new drivers, hollow-body irons have been the hottest equipment launch of the last 12 months.
They weren’t new when PXG introduced their first model in 2015; Taylormade made some in the 1990s. But PXG’S thinking lit up a whole new product category – and now all the major brands bar Callaway and Mizuno are getting in on the hollow-headed act.
The idea is simple; a hollow iron head (made in two pieces) gives club designers new options when it comes to looks, spin and forgiveness, which can’t be done with traditional blades or cavity backs. It means golfers get sleeker heads, but with extra
playability. and Lynx have Taylormade, all jumped Ping, on the Titleist hollow-body bus and come at hollow heads in different ways, so with their popularity rising faster than this summer’s soaring temperatures, we felt the time was right to find out how they all compare.
HOW WE DID IT
We asked each brand that makes hollow-body irons to send us a sample 7-iron matched to our test pro Ben Frost’s swing. He hit each in turn, while our launch monitor watched on gathering data. Misshits were removed before we analysed the data to see how each iron compared.