Longest irons for all golfers in 2017

The golf irons to give your game a boost this season. 

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Wed, 31 May 2017

longest irons in golf 2017

 

If you're looking to increase your iron distance in a heartbeat, you've arrived at the right place.

We headed to The Belfry to sit down with professional golfer and custom fit technician Neil Wain - fresh off testing the latest game improvement irons for 2017 - to help narrow your search down for the longest irons that money can buy right now. 

Check out the irons below, in no particular order, and let us know what you make of our selections. 

READ: GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS TEST 2017 

Game Improvement Irons Test 2017 | GolfMagic.com by GolfMagic

FEATURE: 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR IRONS
FEATURE: 10 TIPS FOR IMPROVED IRON PLAY
READ: GOLF CLUB CUSTOM FITTING GUIDE
TESTED: BEST DRIVERS 2017

TAYLORMADE M2 IRON

HOW LONG: Raw power. Balls rocket off the face with an explosive feel
KEY TECH: Speed Pocket, Face Slots, new hosel, super low CG, Geocoustic technology
BEST SUITED: Mid to high handicap player
PRICE: £699 (steel) £700 (graphite)
FULL REVIEW: TAYLORMADE 2017 M2 IRON

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA OS 

HOW LONG: Unbelievably long. High launching and remarkably long carries. A little loud but not too overpowering.
KEY TECH: Exo-Cage, 360 Face Cup, Tungsten loaded Standing Wave, progressive centre of gravity (CG)
BEST SUITED: High handicap players, who struggle for distance and getting it airborne.
PRICE: £849 (steel) £1,099 (Graphite) seven irons
FULL REVIEW: CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA OS IRON

PING G

HOW LONG: Very powerful. While not new for 2017, it still offers bundles of distance against many of the 2017 crop. 
KEY TECH: COR-Eye, tuning port, hyper 17-4 stainless steel, custom tuning port.
BEST SUITED: All abilities
PRICE: £630 (steel) £728 (graphite)
FULL REVIEW: PING G IRON

CALLAWAY STEELHEAD XR

HOW LONG: It has a lively feel, and was near the top of the table in the distance stakes. Launches high off the bat.
KEY TECH: 360 Face Cup Technology, Steel-Infused Polyurethane Layer, hollow Bore-Thru Hosel design, progressive CG positioning.
BEST SUITED: Mid to high handicap players
PRICE: £649 (steel) £829 (graphite)
FULL REVIEW: CALLAWAY STEELHEAD XR

TITLEIST 716 AP1

HOW LONG: One of longest Titleist irons we've ever tested. Rips through the turf and sends it out there with a lovely feel.
KEY TECH: High density tungsten, 360-degree UnderCut Cavity
BEST SUITED: Low to mid handicap players
PRICE: £651 (steel) £749 (graphite)
FULL REVIEW: TITLEIST 716 AP1 IRON

What's the longest iron you've ever played with? Which irons are you playing with this season and why? Share your thoughts in the forum or join us on social media.

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