2013's three best beginner irons

Golfmagic look at three of the best irons on the market in 2013 for beginners

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013

2013's three best beginner irons
1. Nike Golf Slingshot (4&5 hybrid, 5-SW) - £300

Nike seems to have a finger in every pie when it comes to sports and it’s no different in the golf world.

When they turned their attention to golf it was only a matter of time before they began to dominate. Having both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on your books shows this might be happening sooner rather than later.

Nike’s incredibly forgiving Slingshot range are hugely popular and merge hybrids and irons to help beginners or high handicappers.

The irons, 5- though to PW, feature Nike’s PowerBow weighting technology which positions weight lower and further back in the clubhead which means it’s easy to get the ball in the air… and that’s important.

Air Centre Gravity is positioned in the cavity to increase launch angle and reduce spin and the clubs are fitted with True Temper Steel Shafts to increase stability.

It’s a solid beginners club from Nike and they’ll hopefully get you hooked on the beautiful game.

1. Nike Golf Slingshot (4&5 hybrid, 5-SW) - £300

Nike seems to have a finger in every pie when it comes to sports and it’s no different in the golf world.

When they turned their attention to golf it was only a matter of time before they began to dominate. Having both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on your books shows this might be happening sooner rather than later.

Nike’s incredibly forgiving Slingshot range are hugely popular and merge hybrids and irons to help beginners or high handicappers.

The irons, 5- though to PW, feature Nike’s PowerBow weighting technology which positions weight lower and further back in the clubhead which means it’s easy to get the ball in the air… and that’s important.

Air Centre Gravity is positioned in the cavity to increase launch angle and reduce spin and the clubs are fitted with True Temper Steel Shafts to increase stability.

It’s a solid beginners club from Nike and they’ll hopefully get you hooked on the beautiful game.

2. TaylorMade RocketBladez Max (4-SW) - £710

Let’s face it, the majority of beginners want to hit every shot as far as possible and they’re not too bothered about feel.

TaylorMade RocketBladez Max cater to the player who wants to bomb every shot no matter their lie or the required shot.

The 4- through 7-iron feature a hollow-head, metalwood construction and an ultra-thin clubface design to promote fast ball speed, forgiveness, a high launch angle and long carry.

The clubs have a visible tungsten weight in the toe to ensure the centre of gravity is centred between the toe and the heel in order to create a solid contact. They come with 55-gram graphite shafts to promote a fast swing speed and greater distance.

TaylorMade doesn’t just excel in irons for the low-to-mid handicappers, they also have some first-class beginner irons on the market in 2013 as well.

Click this link for our TaylorMade RocketBladez review.

3. Cleveland Golf 588 Altitude Irons (4-PW) - £450

Cleveland calls its 588 Altitude a hybrid-iron due to the fact it has such a huge cavity behind the club.

It aims to give players maximum distance and gives a high launch angle.

The irons employ face forged technology in every club in order to increase ball speed and it also uses internal weighting to help players get the ball in the air easily.

The hosel can be adjusted meaning the lie angle can be altered as much as two degrees flat or three degrees upright and loft can also be adjusted two degrees to suit different swings.