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Irons are the most versatile clubs in a golfer’s bag. They can be used from anywhere on the fairway, they can help you guide the golf ball out of the rough or over a hazard, and can be wielded close to the green to direct the ball as near to the hole as possible.
For those wondering ‘which Callaway irons are best for me?’, we’ve put together a short list of suggestions, each of which will allow you to tackle certain aspects of your game that you’re not happy with. If you’d like more Callaway recommendations, check out our other post listing the 6 best Callaway golf clubs to buy in 2019!
Without further ado, here are some of the best Callaway irons you can use to improve your game in 2019:
- Callaway Apex MB Golf Irons
- Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges
- Callaway X Forged Golf Irons
- Callaway Rogue Golf Irons
These are some of the best Callaway steel irons for highly skilled players. However, we can’t stress this enough: do not get the Apex MB irons if you’re not already a great striker of the ball with enough experience successfully making difficult shots from various positions on the course.
The only reason we’re issuing this warning is because these irons are designed with little game improving tech for beginners; they’re made with the pro in mind but can be used by skilled club golfers as well.
The Apex MB irons are some of the most widely used clubs on the Pro Tour, and many pro golfers swear by them. They have three major selling points for experienced golfers:
- Increased feedback;
- Uniquely responsive and satisfying feel;
- More consistent ball striking provided by the widely spaced out grooves.
This combination allows experienced players to have complete control over their shots. Being able to make the slightest of tweaks can often make or break a difficult shot. This is why the improved feedback and responsive feel provided by the Apex MBs is great for skilled players who know how to set up a shot – their cutting-edge features will help you execute like never before.
Before we get to reviewing these clubs, a bit of background information on wedges is in order. Wedges are the highest lofted golf clubs and are used by most players for shots where the ball is located up to 120 yards from the hole. Their high loft angle makes them ideal for shots which require significant control and accuracy in order to get the ball on the green. They are widely considered to be a subcategory of irons, even though they are sometimes talked of as a distinct club type in their own right.
If you’re a new player who is interested in learning more about golf club classification and usage, check out our other post detailing the different types of golf clubs available!
The Mack Daddy 4 wedges are the best Callaway irons for overall feel and control that money can buy. The exceptional feel of the wedge is made possible by the holistic approach which Callaway’s expert design team has taken when building this brilliant iron. The grip, shaft, sole, material used in the clubhead, as well as the centre of gravity’s location have all been considered in terms of how they interact with one another.
The resulting wedge makes use of four weight ports and granulated aluminium weights which allow players to modify the clubhead’s centre of gravity; golfers can lift the centre of gravity further up the clubhead in order to enjoy excellent control as the loft angle increases.
Four different sole grinds are available, meaning players will immediately feel the versatility of a club which can be used from the fairway, as well as the more difficult rough and sand areas.
Callaway X Forged Golf Irons
Callaway has succeeded in creating one of the best irons for a mid handicapper looking to improve his game. The centre of gravity has been re-positioned in each of the individual clubs which are part of this set. This makes balls hit with the long irons fly higher while promoting a lower trajectory in balls hit using the shorter irons.
The best irons for mid handicappers always feature technology which promotes forgiveness, and the X Forged irons are no different. The built-in 20V grooves impart lots of spin in any weather conditions and, together with the centre of gravity locations, promote more control for increased accuracy and more forgiveness.
The classic stylish look of Callaway’s X Forged irons is also an important selling point. Their sleek design is made possible by the Triple Net Forging process which also allows for the construction of more precise grooves.
Probably the best game improvement irons ever made by Callaway, the Rogue Golf Irons feature easy to use clubheads which boast ample offset and deep cavities. These features have allowed Callaway to provide more forgiveness while not sacrificing the look of the clubhead (which is not overly stretched as it tends to be in other game improvement irons).
These are some of the best golf irons for high handicappers which Callaway has ever produced due to:
- The Urethane microspheres used in the clubhead – which diminish vibration, leading to improved feel;
- The 360 Face Cup and Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technologies – a combination which makes for higher ball speed and more distance even on off-centre shots;
- The Tungsten weighing system – which allows golfers to maintain control and accuracy while also hitting faster balls which travel greater distances.
The VFT technology effectively increases the sweet spot of the clubface, making the Rogues the best forgiving irons produced by Callaway. Perfect for beginners and intermediate players still struggling with high handicap scores, these irons will definitely help improve performance on the course.
This list is by no means comprehensive and is only meant to provide a small selection of some of the best Callaway irons for different types of players and game improvement objectives.
If you’re a learner woman golfer wanting to know more about the different types of clubs and what each is used for, check out our guide to the best beginner golf clubs for women. Some might also benefit from the tips and tricks which we’ve previously provided concerning how to pick the best golf balls for your play style and needs.