10 new premium game improvement irons for over

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 13 Mar 2014


Sitting down to put our heads together and discuss the testing, we asked ourselves which of the irons would perform best in the scoring. It quickly became clear that all four of us had taken a shine to the Callaway Apex, TaylorMade SpeedBlade and Nike VRS Covert 2.0.

Fitting then that, having written down our scores without consulting and then taking the average of each iron, the Apex should finish narrowly ahead of the SpeedBlade, with the VRS Covert 2.0 finishing in third.

We were really impressed by the variety on offer from all the clubs in this test, as reflected in the fact all ten irons finished within two points of each other, but the top three irons in this test all showcased impressive distance, ideal launch angle and spin rate and exceptional forgiveness across the board. Unfortunately, these irons all come at a price, but you very much get what you pay for.

While our results table is based on looks, feel and performance of each iron, if we had to vouch for a club that best offers value for money, we'd look no further than the third-place VRS Covert 2.0 but also the fourth-placed Wilson Staff C100, both of which provide the amateur player with an abundance of control and distance, and all for around £450 - the lowest price in this test.


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1. Adams Golf Idea Hybrid
2. Adams Golf XTD C-C
3. Callaway Apex
4. Callaway X2 Hot
5. Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged
6. Nike VRS Covert 2.0
7. PING Karsten
8. TaylorMade SpeedBlade
9. Wilson Staff C100
10. Yonex Ezone XP

Your say...

Do you agree with any of our scores? Or more importantly, do you disagree with any? Is there a set of game improvement clubs over £400 you would like to have seen included? We would appreciate any feedback in the forum, or you can tweet us on @Golfmagic.

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