Irons. These types of golf clubs, like woods, are no longer manufactured from wood. Irons are used to hit the ball from the fairway to the green and are normally numbered from 1 to 9, with shafts becoming shorter as loft angles increase and club heads becoming heavier. Along with woods, which are used to hit the ball from trees or other objects that are not necessarily part of the fairway, irons are essential equipment for all good golfers.
Irons were originally made out of steel with a wooden top and were named after Isaac Newton Irwin, who created them in 1882. The first iron with a cast-iron head was sold under the Wilson name in 1893. In 1895, William Taylor introduced the first titanium-headed iron. In 1910, Al Dunlap invented stainless steel, which has been used since then in many different types of golf clubs including drivers, fairway metals, and rangefinders.
Now, more than 100 years later, there are two main types of iron golf clubs in use today: utility irons and specialty irons. Both wood and iron golf clubs can be classified by shape: round, square, and hybrid. Round irons have smooth surfaces without any angles other than 90 degrees at the corners, while specialty irons may have some type of face angle other than 90 degrees (such as an angled face or a raised sole). Each type of iron has its own advantages for certain types of shots.
Because irons are the clubs you will use the most on the golf course, it is critical that you have the correct set for your game. That's why we assembled a bunch of golfers to put the newest, most popular irons on the market to the test, so you can see for yourself how they stack up. Read our reviews of the top brands here: Top Irons.
Of course, you don't need us to tell you which ones are best. If you look around online at some of the ratings sites, you should be able to find out for yourself. We just wanted to make sure that when you do buy your irons you know what you're getting into performance-wise. There are lots of factors that go into determining what kind of set you need, such as your own personal taste in design and the type of play that you prefer. But if you understand what others like about these sets, then you'll be able to make an informed choice that won't disappoint.
The first thing you need to understand about why golfers love certain irons is that not every player is equal. Some have said that "if you can swing a club, any club will do," but this isn't true. Even though all clubs work in similar ways, each one has its own characteristics and advantages that make them suitable for different types of shots.
A modern golf set normally includes three woods (the 1, 3, and 5), at least one hybrid (3H), seven irons (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PW), and a putter. Some sets also include a sand wedge (SW) for use on wet or sandy greens and a caddie.
The woods are the most important pieces of equipment in golf. They determine how far you can hit the ball and how much force you can produce with your swing. The term "wood" is used for the body of the club itself as well as the head. A club's "face" determines what kind of wood it is. Irons have faces with different shapes for creating different shots.
There are four main types of woods: fairway woods, roughwoods, hybrids, and utilitywoods. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. It's up to you to decide which type of wood you would like to use at any given time during a game of golf.
Fairway woods are used to reach long distances across open terrain. Their aim is straight and low, so they are best suited for holes with flat landing areas or rough. Fairway woods have sharp angles and a thin face that is designed to slice off-center hits. This allows players to get the ball into the air quickly and carry it far.