Walking into a golf store and gazing upon rows and rows of club options while searching for super game improvement irons might make you feel like a kid in a candy store. On the other hand, if you’re like most amateur golfers, it feels a lot more like choice overload.
With so many different Drivers, Fairway Woods, Putters, Wedges, and iron selections, where do you even begin?
Do you listen to the guy behind the counter just because he has a golf match on the TV behind him?
Do you just get the cheapest set?
How about the most expensive one?
Before we whip out the credit card and buy whatever the guy behind the counter is selling, we’ve gotta pump the brakes.
There’s a process for buying game improvement irons and it requires a wee-bit-o-self reflection.
Who am I?
??? Who are you, who, who, who, who??? Oh, the wonderful song by The Who. Really gets stuck inside your head, doesn’t it?
Start by being candid about who you are as a golfer. Are you just starting out and need some forgiveness in your irons? Are you getting up in age (like me) and find that you’ve lost a pinch of swing speed? Have you been playing a while but seem to be lacking distance in your irons? Do you struggle to shape your shot? Are you a golfer with a low handicap and would like a tour-style club?
We have to know who we are and where we are at in our golf journey before we can decide on what irons we need.
Notice I said need and not want. What we want is a lower score. In order to get a lower score, we must buy the clubs we need!
It is not just about going to the golf store and getting a set of Callaway or Cobra Irons.
Those brands are fine. The brand name has little to do with which irons you should purchase. The type of iron is decided first, then the brand.
For this article we will be discussing Super Game Improvement Irons.
What are Super Game Improvement Irons?
Super game improvement irons are just as their name implies.
They help improve your game.
They help minimize errant shots.
Overall, they have more forgiveness than a traditional iron type.
Super game improvement irons are known for their hybrid-like oversized profiles. Typically equipped with graphite shafts to lighten the club resulting in higher swing speeds.
What Do These Irons Help You With?
1. Super game improvement irons help increase swing speed by the reduction of weight in the club.
A lighter design in the clubhead paired with graphite shafts reduces the total weight of the club. Making it easier to increase swing speed with little effort.
2. Super game improvement irons can increase ball distance and ball speed. This is accomplished by club design. Most super game improvement irons have an ultra-thin steel face that helps increase ball speed upon impact.
3. Super game improvement irons reduce ball spin, in turn helping reduce slicing or hooking the ball. In my opinion, this is the best feature on all super game improvement irons.
4. Ball flight is another benefit that is produced with super game improvement irons. Launching the ball in the air can be difficult at times. The hollow clubhead design mixed with ultra-thin variable thickness clubface gives the golfer the best chance for a good ball flight.
Who Makes the Best Super Game Improvement Irons?
This last question is really a tough one. It will come down to your personal preference. Most club manufactures make super game improvement irons. So when you set out to purchase yours, narrow your selection by asking yourself the following three questions.
1. Do I like the design?
Look at the clubs and how they are manufactured. Do you like the way they look in your hands? Do you like the way they look when addressing your ball? Looks are important in this process. Seeing is believe in golf!
2. Do I like the type of shaft?
Super game improvement irons can be equipped with two shaft materials…steel or graphite. However, their flex can range from X-stiff, stiff, regular, senior, and ladies. The right flex for you will depend on your swing speed. If you have a slower swing speed it is not recommended to equip a stiff flex shaft on your clubs. Likewise, it’s most recommended to equip a senior flex shaft if you have a lost some swing speed over the past years.
3. Do I like the way they feel?
Hopefully, by this time you have it narrowed down to three different club manufacturers. Swing each one and decide on the one that has the best feel for you. Grab the 7 iron of each manufacturer and head to the virtual golf machine or the golf cage. No need to hit every club, the 7 iron will give you all you need to know in that sweet swing.
Parvelous Top Picks
1. Cobra T-Rail
These irons are high-tech. Hollow clubhead design that creates powerful speed and distance. Addition of ribs to increase stability and reduce vibrations. Forged face steel insert with variable thickness to maximize distance on off-center hits. Pair these heads with graphite shafts and rip baby!
2. Callaway Big Bertha B21 Irons
These look more like traditional irons than the bulkier game improvement irons that other manufactures have. These are the first club to use A.I. Flash Face Cup technology. This helps increase ball speed by the 360 Face Cup that flexes and releases at impact. Club profile that gives you more confidence when stating over the ball. Wider soles and more offset in the head to give you straighter ball flight.
3. Wilson Launch Pad
The Launch Pad Sole design provides exactly what the name says. This club effectively floats above the turf, resulting in a higher launching ball flight. These also have a hollow head contraction and an ultra-thin face for increased distance and speed. Paired with either the KBS Tour 80 graphite shaft or the UST Mamiya Recoil 460 graphite shaft will give you the confidence in any club you pull from the bag.
Closing Thoughts on Super Game Improvement Irons
Super game improvement irons are truly a fascinating feat of technology. These easy-to-hit irons are perfect for golfers with slower swing speeds that are looking for extra distance and better ball flight. They can help build game confidence when you’re just starting out, as well as extend the life and longevity of your love of the game.
Let’s golf! And remember to have a Parvelous round!
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