Best Golf Irons In 2022

Best Golf Irons In 2022

Whether you’re new to golf or a seasoned player, choosing the best golf irons for your game will really help you to succeed on the course. It’ll give you the potential to shave strokes off your handicap.

But the question is, which should you choose?

If you’re relatively new to the sport and looking to improve your performance, it’s worth going down the route of a game improvement iron, or one of the more forgiving models on the market. Alternatively, if you’ve been playing for years and have a much lower handicap, you may consider a compact mid-handicap iron.

No matter how much experience you have on the golf course, a set of golf irons is a significant investment to make – so it’s only right that you want to find the very best for your performance needs and budget.

Here we take a look at 10 of the best golf irons available in 2022, including all the top brands. We’re confident you’ll find something suitable! 

  1. Callaway Apex 21 Irons – the best for distance, feel and control

Callaway has been manufacturing golf clubs for many years and provides models to suit a wide range of abilities. The Apex irons are certainly no exception – delivering remarkable distance and forgiveness, as well as more feel and feedback.

Unlike other models, the Callaway Apex irons have been forged from 1025 carbon steel. This provides a soft yet powerful feel, whilst still offering good distance. It’s a fantastic choice for players who want a blend of power and feel! 

  1. Callaway Mavrik 22 Irons – the best for slicers

The Mavrik 22 irons are the newest game improvement irons from Callaway and replace the Rogue set, which was one of the best in 2018.

With a much larger sweet spot and Artificial Intelligence (A.I) designed Flash Face, Callaway Mavrik irons are designed for distance and forgiveness. They also have excellent shot-shaping capability, which makes them perfect for players who tend to hit the ball off-centre. 

  1. Cobra King LTDx Irons – the best for higher handicap players

Cobra has been working hard to produce the Cobra King LTDx irons – the fastest and longest mid-handicap irons of 2022!

These models have a floating steel bar separate from the body and face suspended in a lightweight polymer. This is to shift the centre of gravity (CG) to behind the preferred striking area, encouraging the face to flex more whilst also improving the feel and sound at impact. These Cobra irons are a must-have for players seeking longer, straighter shots. 

  1. Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons – the best for feel

Are you looking for irons that feel great and allow you to make corrections to your game so you can play better?

The JPX 921 irons integrate the power of Chromoly into a full-body forged iron, which is a first for Mizuno. It features harmonic impact technology that eliminates vibration at impact, and the face is CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) milled to maximise ball speeds. When compared to other iron sets, the JPX 921 forged irons boast a sleeker and more compact profile, as well as a shorter blade length, bevelled leading edge and reduced offset. 

  1. Ping G425 Irons – the best for players looking to find more greens

If you’re after a golf iron that’s both forgiving and stylish, then look no further than the Ping G425.

The size of the blade is slightly smaller than the G4100, which creates a more compact look at address. Off the face, it feels fast and produces a loud sound. Thanks to Arccos sensors embedded in the grips, the Ping G425 is a great game improvement iron – especially for those looking to achieve more distance on the green. 

  1. Ping i59 Irons – the best for lower handicap players

Remember the Ping iBlade irons? Well, the i59 replaces them and has a new and improved design.

With a hollow head and aluminium core that helps shift more weight to the edges for extra forgiveness, the Ping i59 irons deliver a controlled, consistent ball flight – allowing players to make more accurate shots. 

  1. Srixon ZX7 Irons – the best for better golfers

Featuring a compact head and great playability, the Srixon ZX7 iron set is a must-have for the more accomplished golfer.

When striking the ball, it provides a soft yet solid feel, giving you plenty of feedback (even on off-centre hits!). These irons make a quieter sound at impact, which is often preferred by low handicap players. And they also produce more distance than most other forged clubs. 

  1. TaylorMade P790 Irons – the best all-round irons

TaylorMade manufactures some of the best-looking irons on the market, and the P790 irons are no different.

Boasting a clean forged design, they make the perfect addition to the bags of PGA Tour players and amateurs alike. SpeedFoam helps to dampen the blow at impact and offers impressive results with consistently long and straight ball flights. 

  1. TaylorMade Stealth Irons – the best game-improvement iron

The TaylorMade Stealth is a stunning game-improvement iron that offers unmatched accuracy for mid and high handicappers.

Whilst the TaylorMade Stealth irons are designed to give more distance and forgiveness than their predecessors, they also have a premium look, allowing players to sport the latest equipment and find more greens! 

  1. Wilson Staff D9 Forged Irons – the most powerful iron

Do you want to send the ball further? The Wilson Staff D9 irons are an excellent choice – offering supreme distance and ball flight.

Providing a clean, classic look and a lightweight feel, the D9 irons from Wilson Staff are perfect for golfers with moderate to slow swing speeds, as this club is extremely easy to swing quickly. This also results in a higher launch. 

Which golf iron set will you invest in next?

After finding out a little more about the top 10 golf irons in 2022, you should have a better idea of which you need to enhance your performance on the links.

If you’re spoilt for choice or need an expert opinion, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Clarkes’ Golf Centre. We’re always on hand to help and will be more than happy to point you in the right direction – ensuring you select the most suitable model for your game and budget requirements.

You can either speak to us over the phone by calling 01744 419 914 or visit us in-store – you’ll find us just off the Rainford Bypass in St Helens.