July 2012 Editors Choice: Best Game Improvement Irons

by   |   July 22, 2012

The GolfWRX Editors’ Choice Awards recognize the very best in gear. We tested, fitted and debated to develop the list in lieu of spending countless hours in the GolfWRX forums obsessing, reading, writing, buy and selling as we and up to 800,000 others do every month. See how we select the winners.


Ping G-20 Irons-
The point of the G20 irons — they make golf a little easier. I’ve had more “good misses” in just a handful of weeks with them in the bag than the balance of the year with “players” irons. The long and mid G20 irons demonstrate a level of forgiveness that I have not experienced before
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Nike VR S Forged-
NIKE’s most technically advanced forged irons combine high-speed performance and meticulous craftsmanship for longer shots and better feel. NIKE’s highest COR face in a forged iron, and a design that moves weight off the face combine to optimize launch for higher, straighter shots and maximum carry. The finest materials, advanced technology and the forging process offers ultimate speed and precision. It’s the iron that puts speed at a premium.
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RocketBallz Irons-
The new RocketBallz irons represent the latest technology in game improvement irons. They are designed to give the player maximum ballspeed and pinpoint accuracy. I think they are ideally suited for that mid to high handicapper that struggles to get the ball in the air and who also has difficulty hitting the longer irons.
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Wilson Ci11- These clubs are solid performers. They get the job done, and should appeal to a wide range of golfers. The main elements that limit them from being a 5 for me are the feel, the shaft offerings, and the black PVD being the only finish option. I was tempted to add the lofts, stock lengths, and cheap feeling grips in as a strike against the clubs, but if you are getting fitted for new clubs when you buy them, these things should all take care of themselves.
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Callaway RAZR X Black-
Most irons today are designed to maximize one specific performance benefit either – distance, forgiveness or feel – while sacrificing all other critical areas. This technology leads the industry into the next generation of iron design by delivering the distance and forgiveness of a wide-sole iron while retaining the playability and turf interaction advantages of a thin-sole iron.
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Adams IDEA a12 OS Irons-
The Idea a12 OS hybrid irons are built with ultra thin faces for a hotter ball flight, perimeter weighting for more forgiveness, and CG’s for higher launch throughout the set. This set of game improvement irons features improved transitional hybrids (patented) as well as hybrids that feature Velocity Slot Technology. Velocity Slot Technology provides substantially more forgiveness and more distance. Click Here for Full Review


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  1. daniel

    November 6, 2012 at 5:51 am

    im 17 years old and a + handicapper. I play the vr pro combos. I would like to switch to the vr_s forged irons. i feel like my iron play is really bringing my game down. I would say that i hit my irons as good as 2-5 handicappers hit their irons. Would it be a good decision if i switch to these clubs?

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  3. noway

    July 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Jpx cant match these pings

  4. VR_S

    June 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    The VR_S isn’t even a GI club, more of a player’s club. How do you put a forged iron with little offset in the GI camp alongside RBZ, G20, etc.

    I’d put it up against AP2s, MP59s, R11, etc. Also, the JPX’s have to be considered. For GI irons JPX-800-pros outperform everything above.

  5. Graphiteti

    May 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    No Cleveland?

  6. sheel

    May 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    what abt. ping g15?

  7. Ted

    March 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Yes, What about the AP1-712s.

  8. swomack

    March 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I have to agree. This smells fishy. There’s no way some of these performed better than the Mizuno JPX line.

  9. GolfWRX

    March 12, 2012 at 1:32 am

    neither received more votes than the above. We will survey again next month to see if things change.

  10. gator28031

    March 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Where is the mizuno jpx line?

  11. MrPepper

    March 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    What about the Titleist AP1?

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