July 2012 Editors Choice- Best Players Irons

by   |   March 5, 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.


Adams CMB Irons- The Adams Idea CMB Irons feature multi-material design elements that delivers the high-performance and soft feel that better players want out of their irons. They share similarities with classic, muscle back irons yet reduced twisting at impact and added forgiveness translate into a better player iron that can also help improve your game. Performance advantage through Multi-Material Design offers a forged 1025 carbon steel body provides exceptional feel. Tungsten weight inserts strategically placed low in the toe to position the center of gravity in the exact center of the scorelines. This creates enhanced feel and zero twisting at impact. Two-piece, laser plasma-welded forged construction and a nickel-chrome satin finish gives these irons a unique and better player look. Click here for full review


Mizuno MP-59 Irons-
The MP-59 delivers full cavity forgiveness in a player’s half cavity design. The lightweight characteristics of the pure titanium allows for the ideal amount of thickness behind the impact area to deliver consistent, solid feel and enhanced playability. Exclusive Grain Flow Forged 1025E “Pure Select” mild carbon steel provides the ultimate soft, solid, and consistent feel. Scientifically designed to optimize sound and feel at impact.
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Ping i20 iron- The long irons are slightly larger, high launching, and more forgiving. The smaller short irons feature less offset and provide exceptional control. Stabilizing bars and a thicker face ensure precise distance control and a solid feel. This is a hit from Ping! At first glance, the i20 irons are an obvious departure from the i-lines of the past. The most obvious of these changes are the use of the vertical custom tuning port (CTP) and stabilization bars in the cavity; carryovers from PING’s S56s.
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Miura 501-cb Irons-
Mr. Miura was striving for the ideal ball flight; enough offset to promote playability, the perfect head size, and a sole grind that would accommodate a broad range of players. Miura Company spent two years integrating these design variables in different ways until we found the blend that worked best for the widest range of golfers.
Click here to read more information. Full review coming spring of 2012


TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC Irons-
A weight port permanently positioned in the center of the back of an iron head during assembly assures that each iron in the set is of uniform swingweight while also ensuring that the CG location is precisely in the center of the face. In the past, clubmakers have installed cartridges of varying weight in the hosel to adjust swingweight, and by doing so have pulled the CG closer to the heel resulting in consistent in swingweight but inconsistent in CG location.
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Titleist 712 AP2-
Titleist AP2 irons are advanced performance, multi-material irons that offer playability, the traditional solid feel of a forged iron and contemporary yet classic looks for the skilled to highly skilled golfer. AP2 irons are technically advanced blades that provide increased forgiveness without sacrificing shot workability while combining traditional blade length and sole width with a more efficient multi-material weight distribution.
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  1. JaxBeachNole

    June 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

    As a bit of divergance from the topic, I would like to see 3 iron topics. GI irons, Players irons and Blade irons.

  2. Goober

    April 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    And, no mention of the Tommy Armour 845s Silver Scot.

  3. Sailer

    March 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Where’s the Wishon irons?

  4. chris

    March 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Rob .. MP14? Fine club but technology passed them by years ago. The MP59 is the way to go in 2012.

  5. Rob

    March 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    After 13 good years with Ping Irons and wedges in my bag, I went back to Mizuno. Ping makes great product and still game woods and putter, but it is like old times with the MP14s in my bag. These irons are STELLAR!! It is truly the greatest of all players irons. Feel, ball flight, control, look and forgiveness… They have it all. Got a couple of MP wedges to go along. If you are considering this type of club you HAVE to give these a try!

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