Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Which Golf Irons are Best for Beginners?

Outside of participants who enjoy the sport, many simply don't understand the inherent pleasure in playing golf with friends, enjoying a serene nature-filled atmosphere and the feelings conjured up when you hit a 'perfect' shot. This week, guest writer Angela Halpert offers Golf for Beginners readers a look into her ongoing quest to find the perfect golf irons to improve a beginners' golf game.

 

GFB wishes to remind golfers that it's the Indian, not the arrow, that makes for a good golf game, but... the right set of clubs and proper instruction work wonders!

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Beginners might ask the question, “Well even if I wanted to start, how would I do that?” We all know how confusing it is when, at first, we looked at people playing golf and wondered why they needed so many clubs and deliberated on the differences between them, right? 

 

Here are a few golf irons which I tried out: will a new set will find a place in my bag? Whether it be a new set of Adams Golf, Callaway or just sticking to what is already in my bag, I'm personally looking forward to a new season playing with my golf buddies!

 

The Adams Idea CMB Irons

"...the most playable player's irons?"

 

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A fine-tuned instrument of golf, these irons were quite impressive to me when I saw them and had a chance to try them out. One can see that Adams lovingly crafted them with the intention of perfecting already existing designs through the implementation of materials meant for fine-tuning golf club performance.

 

When it comes to looks CMB Irons will definitely impress you with their sleek look and chrome hues. Looks, however, tell only half of the story since the real magic begins inside the construction of the iron itself.

 

The fine CMB body is forged from carbon steel with a very nice strategically placed tungsten inserts which balance the center of gravity in such a way that it allows exceptional precision. I'm usually not one to praise products much but these irons felt very nice and helped prevent twisting just like it was designed to do.

 

I have to admit that, after trying these Adams irons, my accuracy was much better with the shorter clubs but that is to be expected since everyone has minor differences in how they handle hitting. My overall opinion is that the CMB's are a great set of irons which offer exactly what the company intended them to be. I've been using the CB3 for a while now, once again an Adams design, and I pretty happy with mine so far.

 

Callaway Golf Diablo Forged Irons

 

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Much like the CMB irons, these Callaway Diablos are also forged and a few of my friends are using them which sparked my curiosity. Jokingly, a coworker of mine decided to swap our sets for a game!

 

The difference for me was that the Diablo hit even lower when I handled them and, to me, that was a bit strange. I have to admit, though, that if I would choose another set, these would be a very nice choice ... if you can get past the uniflex shaft that never felt right to me, but that could be just a personal preference since I've always loved to swing fast.

 

Diablos are easy to use and pretty durable which was nice. One thing to keep in mind is that they are currently cheaper than the CMB and they make an excellent tool even for golof beginners because of their flexibility.

 

My overall opinion of the Callaway and Adams Golf irons sets are that both impressed me. I have to admit I have been a fan of the products offered by Adams for a long time now but that shouldn't be taken as if I am marketing them.

 

Everyone has personal preferences since we all have our own quirks when we play, different stances and varying levels of skill. These clubs are just the types I liked out of what I've tried so far in my life as a casual golfer. There are plenty of companies out there offering good equivalents to those such as Ben Hogan, Cobra, Dunlop, Hippo and so on. Just take your pick and remember to enjoy yourself out there.

 

Which irons do you play and what makes them special for you?

 

Guest post by A. Harpert - a passionate traveler, golfer and adventurer by hobby. She's a real expert at finding the most appropriate holiday rental condos for your long anticipated vacation.

 

photo credit: frgolfonline.com

 

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10 comments:

skycaddie golf gps said...

If you do buy a good set of golf clubs then they will last you a long time and you should get good use out of them providing you know you are going to play golf often.

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"The Fighting Leprechaun" said...

I hate to nitpick, but the title of your post was a bit misleading. Since you are obviously writing from the perspective of an experienced golfer, as your golf partners also appear to be, you glossed over or ignored a lot of important factors a beginner should factor in when deciding on irons.
I'm not an expert in this regard, but having introduced a number of friends to the game, I have observed that club fitting is as essential as any other aspect. Clubs that fit the new golfer are more likely to engender a more enjoyable practice and playing experience, as they encourage consistency and a natural swing.
Also, it's very possible to find used sets of irons at a really great price, especially older Pings, where you can sort out the set most likely to match your fit. (I did this 25 years ago, when I found a set of used Ping irons which fit me perfectly (the old "color eye" system was pretty user-friendly)...these are the same irons I use today, and they still play well.
Anyway, just food for thought, as you have a very effective forum for growing the game...

Robert Couturier said...

Im fairly new to the game and have done a lot of research in this matter...I have come to find that ping clubs are very forgiving and have great playability! I got a used set for just over $100 the ping i3 o-sized black dot..they are color coded for custom fit to your height and and wrist to floor measurements! They have a great feel and look good too....I started with a cheap set and played descent....decided to upgrade to mizuno t zoid iron but did not help my game seeing that im not that great on making consistant contact...but the pings are great even on off center hits the only cons are I lost a lil bit of distance but gained consistancy

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Tony said...

I started playing a few months ago with a set of used Mizuno tzoid irons. Never even thought about the fitting aspect of it.
Have never tried another set, so no idea how they compare

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These clubs seem a bit too expensive for a true beginner.

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