Best Players Irons 2022
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Best Players Irons 2022

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Best Players Irons 2022
New Level 623-CB Forged
PING i59
Fourteen TC-7
Fourteen TC-7
New Level 623-CB Forged
2022 MOST WANTED PLAYER'S IRON
New Level 623-CB Forged
  • 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Iron
  • Best for accuracy
  • Complimented for its profile and looks
  • Poor acoustics
  • 92.7
  • 97.7
  • 82.2
  • 78.4
RUNNER-UP
PING i59
  • Second-best for accuracy
  • Highly praised for profile and looks
  • Poor acoustics
  • 87.8
  • 93.2
  • 74.9
  • 75.4
BEST FOR FORGIVENESS
Fourteen TC-7
  • Best for forgiveness
  • High rating for feel
  • Poor accuracy result
  • Not highly rated for profile or design
  • 76.9
  • 68.1
  • 97.4
  • 97.5
BEST FOR DISTANCE
Fourteen TC-7
  • Best for distance
  • High rating for feel
  • Poor accuracy result
  • Not highly rated for profile or design
  • 76.9
  • 68.1
  • 97.4
  • 97.5
BEST VALUE
New Level 623-CB Forged
  • 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Iron
  • Best for accuracy
  • Complimented for its profile and looks
  • Poor acoustics
  • 92.7
  • 97.7
  • 82.2
  • 78.4

OUR JOB IS YOUR GAME

Player’s irons don’t offer the same measure of technology that you’ll find in other iron categories. Instead, the category offers the target golfer a compelling blend of precision and craftsmanship with a side of harsh truth. Well-struck shots are often rewarded, while mishits are punished—often severely. While stronger players can benefit from designs in the player’s iron category, the majority of double-digit handicap golfers will be better served elsewhere.

For our 2022 player’s iron test, we’ve focused on models added to the market since our last test. As will become standard practice, we’ve also included the winner of last year’s test.

MOST WANTED SCORING

We have reformulated our 2022 Most Wanted results to a 100-point scoring system. This new system better identifies golf clubs to potentially help you shoot lower scores.

For player’s irons, we’ve split our key metrics into three categories.

Accuracy

The accuracy category accounts for a significant percentage of the overall score. Our accuracy metrics include:

  • Distance to the hole
  • Greens in regulation
  • Strokes Gained

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a measure of consistency. As such, our Forgiveness metrics seek to identify the clubs that provide the most consistent result. Please note: Consistent doesn’t always mean consistently good. Our Forgiveness metrics include:

  • Ball speed consistency
  • Spin consistency
  • Carry consistency
  • Dispersion area

Distance

Of the irons we test, we’d like to think that distance matters least in the player’s iron category. It accounts for the smallest percentage of our overall score. That said, we know nobody wants an iron that’s significantly shorter and, when performance is otherwise similar, distance can be the deciding factor. Our distance metrics are simple:

  • Carry distance
  • Total distance

 

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BEST PLAYER’S IRONS OVERALL

The Top of the Board

  • Propelled by its outstanding accuracy result, New Level 623-CB Forged claims the 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Iron title.
  • This year’s runner-up is PING i59. While it’s by no means long, it certainly excels at accuracy metrics.
  • Last year’s winner, Callaway Apex Pro, rounds out the top three with a solid performance across the board.

BEST PLAYER’S IRONS FOR ACCURACY

  • The New Level 623-CB Forged was strong performer across all of our accuracy metrics.
  • PING i59 takes the second-best accuracy status largely due to its performance with long and middle irons.
  • Again, Apex Pro rounds out the top three, narrowly beating out the Titleist T100.

BEST PLAYER’S IRONS FOR FORGIVENESS

  • Fourteen TC-7 displays tremendous consistency in terms of tight dispersion and consistency off the clubface.
  • Haywood Player’s CB offers quality dispersion and consistent carry numbers.
  • Rounding out the top three for best forgiveness is Titleist T100.

BEST PLAYER’S IRONS FOR DISTANCE

  • Distance for a player’s irons shouldn’t be overly expected. Having said that, the Fourteen TC-7 was found to be the longest in the test.
  • Following TC-7 is Mizuno Pro 223. It also scored exceptionally well for distance.
  • Apex Pro rounds out its performance with a third-place finish for distance.

PLAYER’S IRONS BUYING CONSIDERATIONS

Performance should be your primary concern when buying new irons but there are some additional things you may want to think about before you make your decision.

SET MAKE-UP

In the player’s iron category, 4-PW has become the most common stock configuration. For most, that’s not a bad place to start but it’s worth mentioning that some golfers will be better served by replacing the 4-iron with a hybrid or high-lofted fairway wood. Likewise, golfers looking for greater versatility around the green should consider passing on the set-matched pitching wedge in favor of a specialty wedge (e.g., Vokey, MG3, Glide 4.0, etc.).

SHAFT SELECTION

At this point, every manufacturer offers a reasonable selection of no-upcharge shafts in their iron offerings. There is absolutely no reason why stock should be your only option. Given that the majority of sets in the player’s category are approaching (and even exceeding $1,500), we can’t emphasize enough the additional value that comes from being properly fitted into your irons.

DISTANCE AND FORGIVENESS

The player’s iron category is, by far, the most tightly grouped of the irons we test. Irons are more alike than different but that said, there are clubs that are longer than others. Fourteen’s TC-7 and Mizuno’s Pro 223 are notable for the extra bump in distance they provide while the PING i59 is a bit shorter than the field.

Player’s irons are intended for better players. With that in mind, forgiveness isn’t likely the primary consideration for golfers shopping the category. Nor should it be. Nevertheless, we do see consistency differences between categories. While our recommendation for golfers shopping for new player’s irons is to lean heavily on the accuracy metrics, forgiveness can be a differentiator when other performance aspects are similar. For those looking for more forgiveness from a player’s iron, the Fourteen TC-7 and Haywood Player’s CB topped the category.

COST

Player’s irons generally are the most expensive irons. In this year’s test, there is a wide range of pricing. For value, you can roll with the 2022 Most Wanted Winner, New Level 623-CB Forged at $840 (4-PW). Haywood Golf’s Player’s CB is $799 (4-PW), a solid price point, especially given the performance. On the other hand, you have PING i59 upwards of $1,750 (4-PW).

BEST FOR ACCURACY - NEW LEVEL 623-CB FORGED

BEST FOR ACCURACY - NEW LEVEL 623-CB FORGED

The 2022 Most Wanted Player's Iron and the most accurate iron is the New Level 623-CB Forged. With an emphasis on accuracy, the 623-CB Forged makes for a deadly weapon across the board. If you're looking for an iron with superior accuracy, give it a go.

FIELD NOTES

During each test, we look for trends that provide us with insight into where the market as a whole is moving as well as what noteworthy changes manufacturers have made to improve year-to-year performance. Additionally, we solicit feedback from our testers. We want to understand what they liked, what they didn’t like and why. Although we obtain their feedback, their subjective opinions do not influence, dictate or determine our testing rankings.

Trends and Tweaks

  • Tungsten remains a central component of many player’s iron designs. Titleist T100 and Callaway Apex Pro both utilize tungsten weighting. As it always does, tungsten allows for the precise placement of significant mass low and deep in the clubhead. Ultimately, that gets you higher launching long irons and typically a bit higher MOI.
  • PING i59 introduces AlumiCore Technology. This distributes weight towards the toe and heel which pushes MOI (forgiveness) to the size comparable to the company’s i210 offering.
  • The Mizuno Pro 223 leverages forged chromoly steel in conjunction with a Micro Slot to generate more speed than ever in an MP iron.

Notes From The Testing Pool

The following section details subjective feedback from our pool of 20 testers. Gathering feedback is an important aspect of any test. We use their feedback as a representation of what golfers like and dislike about the product we test. That being said, the feedback is strictly subjective. It does not play a factor in the rankings.

2022 MOST WANTED PLAYER’S IRON RESULTS

2022 Most Wanted Player's Iron Results

PRODUCTOVERALL SCOREACCURACY SCOREFORGIVENESS SCOREDISTANCE SCORE
New Level 623-CB Forged

Check Price
92.797.782.278.4
PING i59

Check Price
87.893.274.975.4
Callaway Apex Pro

Check Price
86.286.286.685.8
Haywood Player's CB

Check Price
85.283.792.181.3
Titleist T100

Check Price
85.084.088.285.1
Mizuno Pro 223

Check Price
81.482.273.691.6
Fourteen TC-7

Check Price
76.968.197.497.5

2022 MOST WANTED PLAYER’S IRON – FAQ

BUYING NEW IRONS

Q: How often should I buy new irons?

A: While on rare occasions there are quantifiable year-over-year breakthroughs, typically it takes three to five years for manufacturers to make significant performance gains. With the USGA further tightening restrictions on manufacturers, it’s possible, even likely, that it will take longer still moving forward. Our recommendation is to buy new irons only when they appreciably outperform what is already in your bag. Of course, if you want new irons because you want new irons, that’s fine, too.

Q: How do I determine the right category of irons for me?

A: The four categories of irons we test are player’s (cavity backs), player’s distance, game improvement and super game improvement. While there is some overlap between categories, your search should begin with an honest assessment of your skill level (handicap) as well as what you need in your game. While there are always exceptions, if your handicap is above 10 and ball striking is not a legitimate strength, we’d recommend avoiding the player’s iron category. For more skilled players who hit the ball more consistently, a set of player’s or player’s distance irons may benefit your game the most. For those on the bubble, especially for those seeking a few more yards, the player’s distance category is typically the most versatile.

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FREE FITTING

Q: Does the shaft matter?

A: Absolutely. While changes to spin and launch differences are rarely massive, shaft changes frequently lead to improved accuracy, tighter dispersion and greater overall consistency. Finding the right shaft and dialing in your lie angles is reason enough to get fitted.

Q: What should I look for when testing irons?

A: While golfers have been conditioned to consider distance to the exclusion of nearly everything else, even within the player’s iron category, we recommend looking at the little numbers and looking for small circles. When comparing metrics like distance and ball speed, be sure to look at your standard deviations (the small numbers usually found under the big ones on the launch monitor data screen). Smaller numbers mean better consistency which will usually mean more than an extra yard or two on the golf course. Similarly, look for tighter dispersion ellipses (small circles). We can’t overstate the importance of consistency with irons.

MOST WANTED

Q: How are the irons in the test fitted to each golfer?

A: We use a fitting process that we call fit from stock. Irons are fitted to each tester using the stock, no up-charge options from each manufacturer. We test one short iron, one mid iron and one long iron from each set. While there are no irons in our testing that feature adjustability, we fit to flex for each tester in the pool. Occasionally, manufacturers will send multiple sets with different stock shafts that we can utilize to improve launch conditions.

Q: How do you determine in which category to test a given set of irons?

A: To ensure that we’re testing irons as alike as designers allow for, in addition to the design of the head itself (profile, sole width, etc.), we sort by length and loft. Our goal is to keep differences as minimal as possible within any test cohort. When an iron reasonably fits in more than one category, we defer to the manufacturer’s category choice.

Q: How is the 2022 Most Wanted Player’s Iron Determined?

A: To determine our rankings, we collect key performance metrics with Foresight GCQuad Launch Monitors. After eliminating outliers, we utilize a proprietary methodology to calculate overall scores for three key metrics: accuracy, forgiveness and distance. The Most Wanted winner is determined by the overall score after weighting these three metrics.

Q: How is the “Best for Distance” iron determined?

A: The process to determine the longest player’s iron is similar to how we arrive at our overall rankings. For distance, our critical metrics are carry and total yards. We identify distance scores for each iron: 5, 7 and PW. From there, an overall score is calculated.

Q: How is the “Best for Forgiveness” iron determined?

A: Forgiveness scores are calculated based on four key metrics: spin delta, speed delta, carry delta and dispersion. A forgiveness score is generated, like distance, for each iron: 5, 7 and PW. From there, an overall score is calculated.

Q: You discuss subjective feedback for things like looks, sound and feel. How much do those ratings factor into your rankings?

A: ZERO. Our rankings are based purely on launch monitor data and quantifiable performance metrics.

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      Jay T

      2 years ago

      A few years ago, I started following MGS diligently; loved the impartial, objective reviews and largely data driven approach to results…. BUT, increasingly, I am deducting a large, likely unconscious bias…. a bias towards small over big names, new comers vs. established brands, “value” vs anything else… If you guys at MGS aren’t noticing that, things will decline. It is illogical, and highly suspicious, when you frequently and now seemingly dominantly put small startups and newcomers over brands that spend 50x on R&D…. you used to TOUT PXG when the redefined the landscape… I bought them, loved the clubs… then they fell out of your darlings, and now almost nowhere to be found. It makes no sense that Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Mizuno would regularly lose out to unheard of brands. Either your testers have become biased towards the “surprised quality” of a newcomer, or your entire approach is becoming biased…. hope it gets fixed and this amazing site continues to deliver the good work we so love it for.

      PS: Please also keep in mind that all these “newcomer” darlings aren’t available in 95% of the world outside the US, and are therefore largely IRRELEVANT. Keep this site relevant to all golfers please, not only the US geeky golfer market. (-:

      Love you all

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      Terence Clark

      2 years ago

      Totally agree with Jay t

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      Bob A

      2 years ago

      I gotta agree with Jay T. I actually own the Haywood CB – a beautiful iron that feels nice – but I’ve never seen or heard of anyone in my part of the world playing the Fourteen or the Sub 70 or other brands MGS now touts. Incongruous at best that big OEM are now missing from the MGS stuff while small startups are apparently making better Irons.

      Reply

      Truck981

      2 years ago

      Right, it was those small market brands Callaway, Titleist, Cobra – 1,2,3 last year

      Reply

      Dan Dan

      2 years ago

      Bought a set of Ping i210s, bent them to 46,42, 38, 34. Best I’ve ever had, accuracy and forgiveness. Hydropearl finish holds spin. Slightly larger head. White bottom groove line. Too easy.

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      Eric

      2 years ago

      Not a chance in hell the clacky offset Apex Pro ’21 irons (none on tour) beat out the Titleist T100 ’21 irons (dozens of sets on tour) in player desirability based on testing. When it comes to “Most Wanted” just look to the Tours. No reason to create another study. Regardless of being a brand ambassador, I cannot see any T100 player moving to Apex Pro if their contract exempted irons.

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      Joey

      2 years ago

      But it is also interesting that there is a rather large number of PGA/LPGA Tour players that still choose to play the ’19 T100 irons instead of the ’21 T100 irons. And Cantlay still chooses to game the 718 AP2 over either set of T100.

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      Diego

      2 years ago

      Do you have the info on the scores from each model for long, mid and short irons?

      Reply

      Duncan Lowndes

      2 years ago

      As ever some great information here and I really like the look of the new level irons. By way of observation/comment how do you advise I get fit for a set of these given they are direct to consumer clubs. I’m over in the UK and can demo a 7 iron in a particular shaft but that doesn’t seem the extensive fitting that we’re becoming accustomed to nowadays. Leap of faith required??

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      Sandman

      2 years ago

      … any intention to also do the: players distance irons and the midhandicap irons? if yes when do you expect the test? … waiting to order a new set :-)

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      Kansas King

      2 years ago

      Nice testing!

      I would ask as I have before that you consider providing how many testers found each club as their best fit. Statistical analysis of data is great and you do it well but it doesn’t always capture the differences in players. Maybe it’s too judgmental but I think it would be fascinating to know how many golfers found any particular club to be the best.

      Perhaps New Level is the best performer per the overall data but maybe a Mizuno or Haywood fit the most golfers the best (or not) on an individual level. While this type of analysis may muddy the waters a bit on trying to definitively rank clubs, I think it would add valuable information for the readers.

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      Joe McCastlain

      2 years ago

      I have the New Level 623CB in a demo club. Its very well made and no surprise it performed so well. I will say it seems larger than I expected for a CB.

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      Kansas King

      2 years ago

      Perhaps the larger size is the secret?

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      Erik

      2 years ago

      Wow, Mizuno 2nd to last and Titleist 3rd to last. Brutal.

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      Rich

      2 years ago

      I demo’d the MP 223 and T100S a couple months ago. I definitely loved the feel of both clubs and can see why they scored high in that regard.. I am a little intrigued by the lack of ‘forgiveness’ in the 223 as I didn’t feel like I was getting too punished in my testing.

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      MTB

      2 years ago

      Think of it as 6th and 7th,. Both top ten!

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      Dawg Golfer

      1 year ago

      There was only 7 clubs represented in the test…..

      Everardo

      2 years ago

      Having demo’d and tried many irons before landing on the 623-CB’s for myself, these are fantastic irons!

      Another important thing I’ll point out it, is that they came in exactly on spec for loft, lie, and swingweight. So many manufacturers have a +/- 2 for these specs and mine were spot on!

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      Dave

      2 years ago

      And they’re not $250/club to boot. What do these manufacturers thinking?

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      David N Heath

      2 years ago

      I like Honma irons as well. They don’t have any new offerings so there wasn’t anything for MGS to test.

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      jerry

      2 years ago

      I keep seeing Phillip Bishop reference last years test. Why not combine last years test data and this years data and see which model comes out on top using whatever scoring system you guys created for this years test?

      Every year the way you guys present test data and rank clubs seems to change, so it’s hard for us to compare this years test to last years.

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      Mat

      2 years ago

      100% agree. This isn’t much of a test. It’s a sampling.

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      GREG

      2 years ago

      I like these tests close to comparing apples with apples.
      Turf interaction tests as part of the comparison would also be nice.
      Bounce of the sole is interesting to say the least.

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      Tim

      2 years ago

      I would have liked to see some traditional muscle backs on the list….. Mizuno Pro 221, Titleist 620, Wilson Staff Model, Callaway Apex MB, etc. Maybe a separate review…. or not enough interest ?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      We steer away from those irons due to it being an extremely small market.

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      Christopher

      2 years ago

      Small buyers’ market, fair enough. But I can’t think of many manufacturers that don’t have a blade in their line-up. Some are more playable than others too, so a test would be of interest, even if it was just for the pictures!

      Robert

      2 years ago

      I’m struggling to wrap my head around how the most forgiving and consistent irons are the worst performing ones. Is it that they were consistently one direction (i.e. short, long, left, right)? You say that Forgiving doesn’t always mean good, but it’s never explained why that is. Can you help me out here?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      You are on the right track. For forgiveness, you have four key metrics: spin, ball speed, carry, and dispersion.

      So, in terms of forgiveness consistency, TC-7 has a tight consistency between its best and worst results for spin, ball speed, carry and dispersion. However, that dispersion pattern can lead to being more left, right, short, or long in relation to the hole. Hence, the poor accuracy result for the TC-7. Hope this helps :)

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      Chuck

      2 years ago

      Wouldn’t good dispersion mean the shots all landed relatively close to each other?

      Jimmy Choo

      2 years ago

      I would rather consider only 2 factors for an iron, the dispersion and forgiveness. Accuracy is not a considering point at all if the dispersion is too wide. Imagine you can have an iron that hit a shot 10 yards left and another shot 10 yards right and another 10 yards long and another shot 10 yards short, when data computing, it will take the mid which is perfect accuracy but do you really need this kind of iron?

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      don

      2 years ago

      Sorry but I can’t find the link to the testing data for all of the clubs, did I miss it?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      No, we didn’t include it.

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      Daryl

      2 years ago

      With all this data collected do you guys have any sense how much of a difference it would be between the worst place and first place club in this test and your other iron tests? As in, moving from worst to best would save X strokes per round according to the total strokes gained calculations? Thanks for all the testing!!

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      With our new scoring system in place, there is certainly a possibility of us being able to do so. However, nothing at this point in time.

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      Gary

      2 years ago

      Actually I went to a very reputable fitter and they didn’t carry Cobra, for a variety of reasons and none of them had to do with the quality of the clubs.

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      corbin

      2 years ago

      Cobras are excellent.

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      John Muir

      2 years ago

      The scoring category really dragged down the Fourteen irons. They were excellent in distance and forgiveness which would seem to help scoring. Was there a particular part of the scoring category testing these irons did poorly in?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Yes, long iron and mid iron performance was among the worst from a distance to the hole and strokes gained standpoint.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      We are here to educate the golfing community. Big name brands, small name brands, and no name brands are all welcome.

      Whether or not a company offers left-handed is up to them, but surely, that doesn’t disqualify it from being a good product.

      We are testing the newest products within the category. Last year’s winner is also included for you to see if newer is better.

      http://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-iron/

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      Eric

      2 years ago

      Why would the formula for determining scores be a black-box?

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      A black-box utilizing three main metrics, which are mentioned at the beginning of the article.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Maybe they consider it now, ;)

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      bob

      2 years ago

      The best for distance category seems unbalanced. Those TC 14’s have a 31 degree 7 iron. That is about what a 6 iron should be for the less jacked lofts of a players iron set.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      I don’t recall TC 14’s, but we did test Fourteen TC-7.

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      Scott

      2 years ago

      You did correct him on the club model but you know what he meant. Different model have different lofts for 9- 8-7-6-5 irons

      Shawn

      2 years ago

      Pretty weak, seems like there should be more irons/brands in this category and a link to the data.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      This year, we tested the newest products on the market that we have not tested yet. With the exception of last year’s winner, Callaway Apex Pro.

      Please reference last year’s test if you are looking for a specific brand ;)

      http://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-iron/

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      Ryan F

      2 years ago

      We need the chart with the specs on each club to actually be in the article.! That always tells the biggest story as it is mentioned several times that the i59 isn’t very long, but it has a higher loft than all of the others in the test. It’s a 34° 7 iron compared to 31° in the TC-7 that had “best distance”.

      If you’re going to be commenting on distance performance, we need the context. How does the 7 iron in the TC-7 set compare to the 6 iron of the i59 because that is really the comparable (or at least the powerspec version of the i59 7).

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Loft obviously plays a factor, but tell me, why are you so enamored with distance…

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      Brandon Tonkovich

      2 years ago

      Well, because we play golf, a game with a goal of getting a ball into a hole, a certain distance away, as quickly as possible. There’s a massive distance between DISTANCE and the ball going to the PROPER distance. While hitting a ball 300 yards with a 7 iron isn’t functional, neither is hitting a ball 100 yards with a 7 iron in this category of iron. I can deal with maybe a half club or full club shorter, but the best player’s iron simply cannot be shorter and unforgiving.

      Antony Fendt

      2 years ago

      Agreed! Rather than the iron designation, it should be identified by angle of loft ;-)

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      Andrew

      2 years ago

      Considering there’s a distance category and it’s a metric used in the overall performance measurement, distance seems relevant to MGS too.

      I’m curious why the number stamped on the club even matters? Many of us refer to our wedges by the loft. If you’re evaluating distance using 7 irons with wildly different lofts, it just tells us that the loft is more or less jacked up. and skews the analysis.

      This new proprietary ranking concept doesn’t mean anything to us. Wow a 96 in accuracy! What’s that even mean to your readers who don’t know how it’s calculated? Not sure what the downside would be of not sharing the data. I think most of us just feel less clear about your reviews.

      Rseg

      2 years ago

      No iron review should be done without the complete set. Number 1 priority should be the way the irons relate to one another and create proper gapping. If the people knew this, and the info was availiable manufacturers would soon follow. Specially in players irons.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Proper gapping will be ensured by paying attention to the lofts on your set. Loft can be manipulated to fit the desired launch conditions that are applicable to YOUR swing. Even if you have a combo set (which I personally do), I’ve gapped the lofts to fulfill my needs.

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      Juan

      2 years ago

      So that’s it? There are only 7 sets of Player’s Irons to choose from for golfers? Am I crazy, or are there a bunch of irons on the market that were left out of this test? There were at least 12 last year. What changed?

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      MyGolfSpy

      2 years ago

      We test the newest products available in the category. We include last year’s winner so you can see if newer is better. If you would like to see how the older models performed you can check that out here ????
      http://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-iron/

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      Ivan G

      2 years ago

      Interesting results. I suspect that the looks have changes some and some weighting, but not sure that performance has changed much over the years.
      One thing I will never understand is this facination with topline width. Why is thinner better? Thinner topline does not affect performance, unless you are hitting the ball off the top of the club, which well you have bigger problems. Who cares what the topline looks like. Here’s an idea, look at the golf ball and not the club when you are hitting and you won’t have a problem!
      I don’t care what the club looks like, I only care that the club helps me get the ball into the hole sooner! That is all that matters!
      Thank you for another interesting read.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Looks and feel are merely subjective aspects of a golf club. Performance should matter most for each golfer, and performance is an array of different components.

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      Barrett

      2 years ago

      Would love to see the breakdown on the short, mid, and long irons like you did in the past. As popular as combo sets are these days, it would be awesome to see what short/mid irons in this category did the best to combo with a players distance long/mid irons. Just a request to add that graphic as well to the rest of the iron content.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the input, Barrett. In this particular category, the shorter irons all perform relatively similar. If any differences, they are minute. Game Improvement will be the next test to publish.

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      Bill Coulter

      2 years ago

      Doesn’t seem to be a very extensive test. Just a few players irons were tested. I love my Ben Hogan PTX Pros.

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      MyGolfSpy

      2 years ago

      We test the newest products available in the category. We include last year’s winner so you can see if newer is better. If you would like to see how the older models performed you can check that out here ????
      http://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-iron/

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      Redo

      2 years ago

      And I love my i210s Bill. I’m with you on the test!

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      Marty

      2 years ago

      Agree 100%! No Sub 70 or Taylor Made P7 line, either. Weird.

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Weird, both were included last year. Please reference their results below :)

      http://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-iron/

      Gerald Foley

      2 years ago

      My irons are all Mizuno but as I get older and my swing speed declines I need help. This past weekend I tested the new 921,923, and 925’s. I could hardly believe the increase in distance with the 925’s with between 10-15 yards! I realize Mizuno has stronger lofts in the 925 but my initial impression was holy cow. Dispersion and spin rates looked great and most of all the 925 looks blade-like and feels like a Mizuno, solid with feedback. A question I do have is am I really hitting a 7-iron or is it a 6-iron stamped as a 7? I don’t think I am being fooled but how in the hell did Mizuno make my shots go an extra 10-15 yards??

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      Phillip Bishop

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the comments, Gerald! Great to hear you had a fun experience. Loft certainly plays a role in the results, but there is a bit more technology in the Pro 225 vs Pro 223. We will be testing those in the Player’s Distance Category.

      Antony Fendt

      2 years ago

      @Gerald. I’m a ‘old’ Mizzie fanboi too … play MP20s and some times the 64s when I’m not feeling my game. Mizuno publish their lofting on their website >mizuno golf club loft chart<

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