A large part of your golf game will involve golf irons. In fact, irons usually make up more than half of the clubs in the set of 14 clubs allowed for regulation play. Irons, like woods, are numbered clubs ranging from 1 to 9. Note however most golfers now use hybrids in place of the 1 and 2 irons as they're generally views as easier to hit. Irons are also one of the most versatile clubs in golf and can be used anywhere from the tee on short holes to the fairway to challenging hazards like bunkers. So, using the best Irons and Iron Sets is vital to achieving the best golf game possible. Golf iron Innovations from top manufacturers like Cobra, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, and more can help improve accuracy and distance on every swing. Our competitive pricing makes us a great choice to tee off your holiday shopping for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Golf Irons & Iron Sets FAQ
What are cavity back irons?
Cavity back irons have a hollowed-out area on the back of the clubface allowing for the redistribution of weight from the center to other parts of the clubhead, like the toe and heel. When the weight is redistributed lower on the clubhead, for instance, it can lower the center of gravity, allowing for a higher launch angle in relation to the club's loft. In general, cavity back irons can be more forgiving on mis-hits due to a larger "sweet spot" on the clubhead face.
What are muscle back irons or muscle blades?
In contrast to cavity back irons, muscle backs have a fuller back area on the clubhead. The muscle back clubhead is also the more traditional clubhead design of the two. Since the weighting of the clubhead is more central, the muscle back can be less forgiving on mis-hits. So, in general, more skill is usually required to get the best shot performance and accuracy from a muscle back design.
Are cavity back and muscle back the only types of irons?
No. In fact, most modern irons and iron sets fall somewhere between the two, borrowing aspects from both types of clubhead designs.
What are game improvement irons?
"Game improvement irons" typically have more perimeter weighting and a wider sole. These irons are usually targeted at casual or novice golf players since they can be much more forgiving. And, since they are more forgiving, a game improvement iron set can help get the ball in the air more accurately and consistently on poorly hit shots, potentially lowering a player's score.
Are Wedges considered Irons?
Technically, yes, wedges are considered a higher lofted subset of irons. However, wedges are not part of the typical numbering system of irons. Irons are numbered 1 through 10, where the higher the number the higher the loft. Wedges are typically higher lofted and shorter than the highest numbered irons.
Why is face flexibility a valuable feature for a golf iron?
The ability of the iron's clubface to give a slight impact can help deliver a straighter shot with more velocity. A great example of this is the TaylorMade SIM Max Irons. These irons and iron sets feature an innovation called a Speed Pocket. The Speed Pocket disconnects the bottom of the face from the sole allowing for a free-floating face. The result is greater ball speed and forgiveness.
Taranaki, New Zealand
January 15th, 2023
great service and shipping
I've been looking for Wilson Staff D9 set and although only played 27 holes so far, I'm happy with my purchase. USD/NZD exchange was always going to add to price, but your international UPS freight was reasonable. Other products I've looked to import from the USA normally get to expensive with the freight options. I did have to pay New Zealand GST as the purchase was over $NZD1000, but even with this the price was cheaper that just an iron set from retailers in NZ.
March 28th, 2022
Very nice Cleveland Launcher XL Halo iron set, get 20 more yards on the longer irons. Very for giving and larger iron heads. Great purchase.
By Rod W.
September 19th, 2021
desireable features of EXS iron set
I've been very impressed with the ability of these Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 irons to absorb impact shock and vibration.
By Jason M.
August 19th, 2021
Cleveland Golf- Launcher UHX Irons (8 Iron Set)
Very forgiving irons!
July 20th, 2021
This Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo iron set is ideal for a casual golfer. Playing these irons, you can expect much more loft as well as forgiveness with miss-hits. And of course, Rock Bottom Golf's customer service is top-notch.
June 29th, 2021
Deal to good to pass!
2 day free shipping so from purchase to first swing was quick. Beautiful Honma Golf TW XP-1 7 iron set 5 thru 11. Was torn between Honma and Callaway Mavrik. Honma Graphite shalfs, 7 irons and better price was deciding factor. I love the irons, replaced Callaway N415's.