Game-improvement irons are most commonly used by golfers with handicaps of more than 10, although many low-handicappers and even professionals play them as well.
The term game-improvement refers to the technology built into the clubs, designed to hit the ball straighter, higher and with more forgiveness than “blade” irons.
Game-improvement irons are good choice if you:
- Are a beginning or inexperienced golfer.
- Have experience but typically shoot 85 or higher.
- Only occasionally hit a shot on the sweet spot.
- Tend to slice or hook your irons.
- Want more height on your shots.
- Aren’t concerned about “shaping” shots (intentionally playing draws/fades), or lack the skill to do so.
- Feel more confident with a larger clubhead behind the ball.
- Aren’t insistent on playing clubs with a “classic” look.
Online retailer Thomas Golf carries a variety of game-improvement irons, with free custom-fitting available via the company’s website (www.thomasgolf.com).