Top Tips For Choosing Golf Irons In 2022 - Clarkes Golf

Top Tips For Choosing Golf Irons In 2022

So, you’re in the market for a new set of golf irons.

There are several leading manufacturing brands offering fantastic quality golf clubs, meaning you should have no problem finding some.

However, with rising inflation rates, the last thing you want to do is buy expensive irons that aren’t suitable for your game or swing.

Here the team at Clarkes’ Golf Centre share tips on how to select the best golf irons in 2022 – ensuring they suit your swing and budget.


How to buy golf irons


Assess the available options

Before you rush into purchasing a set of golf irons, it pays to do your research and find out more about the different types on offer.

For example, player’s irons are best suited to advanced players – producing top-quality responses when struck correctly.

Game-improvement irons are typically the go-to choice for mid-handicappers, allowing them to send the ball straighter and longer. Meanwhile, high handicap players tend to benefit from super game-improvement irons, as these offer the most forgiveness on off-centre hits.


Set yourself a budget

When it comes to buying golf irons in 2022, you can expect to pay somewhere between £300 and thousands of pounds – depending on the brand and model.

Therefore, it’s helpful to determine a price range you’re comfortable spending to ensure you’re not left feeling strapped for cash at the end of the month and that you receive the best value for your money.


Choose a suitable shaft flex

Shaft flex refers to the amount of bend the club provides. These include Regular, Stiff and Extra Stiff, not to mention Ladies and Senior which are the most flexible.

As a guide, a stiffer shaft is best if you have a fast swing speed. Swinging a flexible shaft is likely to affect the direction of your shorts – sending them either left or right. For those with slower swing speeds, a flexible shaft is favourable for shot shaping.


Arrange a custom club fitting

With so many different options available – including clubs with steel shafts and graphite shafts – knowing which is best for your performance needs can be tricky. Often, irons with graphite shafts are lighter than their steel counterparts and absorb vibrations – making them ideal for golfers who suffer from arthritis.

Our best advice is to try them both out at our custom fitting bay and decide which feels the most comfortable. We can also use our launch monitor to analyse your swing and recommend the most suitable irons, allowing you to make an informed decision.


Ask for recommendations

Another great way to establish which golf irons are worth your time in 2022, is to speak to fellow golfers. You could ask them what they keep an eye out for when buying new clubs.

Alternatively, get in touch with the golfing experts at Clarkes’ Golf Centre. We’re always on hand to share our expertise and offer advice and guidance whenever you need it. You can either call us on 01744 419 914 or email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

You’re welcome to visit us in-store too – this way, you can explore our extensive range of products in person and ask us as many questions as you like.


Ready to buy golf irons?

If you’ve been meaning to invest in new irons for a while, or you’re planning ahead for the 2022/23 season, be sure to check out the fantastic collection available on our website.

We have pages of results, so don’t forget to click ‘load more products’ at the bottom of the page to see the full range. You can also use the filters on the left-hand side to fine tune your options.

If you’re spoilt for choice, check out our blog ‘Best golf irons in 2022’ for our top 10 recommendations.