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Best irons in golf of 2019

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What are the best irons of 2019?

It’s an interesting question to ask anyone who works in golf equipment since it opens up a Pandora’s box of debate and discussion, which inevitably results in the conclusion that every player has to go out, work with a fitter, and find the best set for him/her. There is no one single best iron for every golfer in 2019, but there is a best iron of 2019 for you—and that’s where we come in to help you find your ideal set.

2019 has been a big year for irons, with OEMs taking bigger steps to push the science of structure, materials, and processing to move mass and further optimize MOI and COG to provide improvements across the board. In certain iron categories, clubheads are generating maximum potential speed over larger areas of the face, just like a driver, while in other parts of the market, some iron models have been shrunk to improve workability for the players looking for shot-shaping control.

So what do you look for? What do you need? With so many great irons released in 2019, the decision-making process can be overwhelming, and that’s why at GolfWRX, we are here to help you go through that process and help you ask the right questions to find the iron set for you.

Best irons of 2019: How we did it

Even before starting the process of building the survey, we reached out to our trusted fitters to discuss how they sort through the endless number of iron options available to golfers. The consensus was simple—the best fitters in the world see all the options available in the marketplace, analyze their performance traits, and pull from that internal database of knowledge and experience like a supercomputer whenever they are working with a golfer.

It’s essentially a huge decision tree derived from experience and boiled down to a starting point of options—and it has nothing to do with handicap.

Since modern iron sets are designed into player categories that overlap the traditional “what’s your handicap” model, we at GolfWRX believe it was important to go beyond handicap and ask specific questions about the most crucial performance elements fitters are looking at to help golfers find the best set of irons for them. From overall performance, to shotmaking, to helping players achieve better trajectories and speed, we strived to ask the right questions.

Just like with our Best Driver of 2019 survey, we consulted leading fitters in the industry and compiled our results anonymously. The methodology is simple: We want to give you the tools to go out and find what works best for you—with recommendations for your individual needs, with feedback from the people that work every single day to help golfers get peak performance out of there equipment.

We at GolfWRX then worked internally to craft a survey that allowed the fitters to be honest—we want the truth just as much as you do, and to prevent anyone from feeling they couldn’t be, we allowed all of the results and quotes to remain anonymous unless otherwise stated. We can’t thank the fitters enough for their time!

Best irons of 2019: Meet the fitters

Ben Giunta: Owner, The Tour Van
Alex Panigas: Fitter, TXG
Chris Kendall: Fitter, TXG
Cam Kennedy: Fitter, TXG
John Sawatsky: Fitter, TXG
Ryan Johnson: Fitter, Carl’s Golfland
Brent Norton: VP Shop Operations, Miles of Golf
Craig Allan: Golf Performance Manager, Sea Island Performance Center
Timothy Briand: SVP Customer Experience, True Spec Golf
Shawn Zawodni: Fitter, Miles of Golf
Nick Sherburne: Founder, Club Champion
Dominic Choma: Fitter, Miles of Golf
Matthew Sim: Fitter/Director of Operations, Modern Golf

Best irons of 2019: The categories

Best irons 2019: Most technology packed

This is the “give me everything you got” list. These irons are the cream of the crop for offering technology to improve feel, distance, and ball speed. The great thing about the technology category is it’s not reserved for higher handicap golfers—it’s for anyone looking to get everything they can out of their game in an iron that also suits their eye.

Read the article here. 

Best irons of 2019: The shotmakers

Each one of these irons was designed with a single purpose: to provide the ultimate shotmaking weapon. You don’t have to be a tour player to appreciate the pleasure of hitting a well-struck shot with a club engineered to offer superior feedback. This category is all about control—and that doesn’t mean is “has to be a blade.”

Read the article here.

Best irons of 2019: Pure enjoyment

It’s no mistake that we are seeing overlap in the way the top irons are defined by fitters in this category. The most playable irons are most likely to be higher launching, and shots that fly higher make the game more enjoyable for everyone. This reiterates the point previously made that your iron selection should not be defined by your handicap but instead what gives you the best opportunity to play your best golf.

Read the article here. 

Best irons 2019: Easiest to launch 

This category of irons is aimed to help players who need height. With today’s modern golf ball, creating proper flight widows and spin can be difficult for some players, and this is where technology can really help. All of these irons do everything they can to create shot-stopping trajectories regardless of clubhead speed.

Read the article here. 

Best irons 2019: Overall top performers

This category is the perfect place to start if you’re not quite sure what you are looking for. Distance? Check. Forgiveness? Check. Sleek looks? Check. The top five in the Total Performance category are perfect for those golfers that appreciate technology and want something that is going to give them shot options.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s winning WITB: 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

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  • Bryson DeChambeau WITB accurate as of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Driver: Cobra King SpeedZone (7.5 degrees @5.5)
Shaft: LA Golf BAD Prototype 75 TX

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JULY 05: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays a shot during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 05, 2020 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

3-wood: Cobra King Ltd (14.5 @12.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf BAD Prototype 75 TX

3-wood: Cobra King SpeedZone Tour (14.5 degrees @14)
Shaft: LA Golf BAD Prototype 85 TX

Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4, 5), Cobra King Forged Tour One Length (6-PW)
Shafts: LA Golf Rebar Proto

Wedges: Artisan Prototype (50 @47, 55 @52, 60 @52)
Shafts: LA Golf Rebar Proto shaft

Putter: SIK Prototype

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

Grips: Jumbo Max Tour

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JULY 04: A detail of the bag of Bryson DeChambeau of the United States during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 04, 2020 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Cameron Smith WITB 2020

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  • Cameron Smith WITB accurate as of the Travelers Championship.

Driver: Titleist TS2 (9.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Prototype 6F5X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Prototype 8F5X

5-wood: Titleist TS3 (18 degrees @19.25, D3 SureFit setting)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Prototype  8F5X

Irons: Titleist U500 (4), Titleist T100 Black (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Black Onyx

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M), Vokey WedgeWorks (60-10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Black Onyx (46), KBS Tour 130 X (52, 56, 60)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Putter: Scotty Cameron Teryllium TFB-1.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Maverick McNealy WITB 2020

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  • Maverick McNealy WITB accurate as of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero “Triple Diamond” (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7 TX

3-wood: Nike Covert VS Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Tour Spec 8.2 Tour X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (21 degrees), Callaway Apex MB “Miura Grind” (4-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana D+ 100HY 100 TX (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD Forged (52-10, 56-12), Callaway MD4 (60/08C)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Grip: Golf Pride MCC

Putter: Toulon Stanford MM Custom

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft**

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