What Are Oversized Golf Irons And Should I Be Playing With Them (Video)
What Are Oversized Golf Irons And Should I Be Playing With Them (Video)

So, what is an oversized golf iron? Well it’s pretty much like it says on the tin really, isn’t it? It’s just a bigger club head. So when we look down on the back of the golf ball, that bigger club head stands to reason; it should be a little bit easier to hit. If I had a tennis racket twice the size of a normal tennis racket as an oversize racket it would be easier to hit. So why doesn’t everybody play with an oversized head, and should you be playing with an oversized head?

So when we look down at the golf club, yes it looks slightly bigger here; I’ve got a bigger top line, slightly longer profile toe to heel, and certainly a bigger sole on the bottom. So that bigger profile as it sits behind the ball, for some people it would look like it gives them confidence, it’s a bigger head, it looks easier to hit. For myself as a slightly better golfer, I look down on that club head and it doesn’t so much it gives me confidence as it looks a bit clunky. It looks like I’m going to find it difficult to strike the ball cleanly, and it certainly looks difficult to sort of hit out of bad lies. If you can imagine trying to kick a football with a pair of clown shoes on, you know great big Size 25 clown shoes trying to kick a football. Yes you’ll always make contact with it but have you got the control, and the subtlety, and the finesse to kick it or hit the shot that you want to hit? So for most golfers, if your handicap is 18 or above you should be considering game improvement or over-sized irons because they’re probably going to help you out a little bit to keep the ball in play to give you the forgiveness that you need on off-center hits. If your handicap comes down below 18, for a lot of golfers they start to look at the club and think no I need a bit more feel, I want a bit more finesse, I want to be able to control the ball particularly out of bad lies a little bit better, and therefore a slightly smaller profile head should work for you. So there’s nothing wrong with oversized golf irons but they’re not just for everybody. What I would suggest is try out two different styles of club; try a big oversized, try a slightly smaller profile; a club that gives you a bit more feel and see which one suits your game the best.
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So, what is an oversized golf iron? Well it’s pretty much like it says on the tin really, isn’t it? It’s just a bigger club head. So when we look down on the back of the golf ball, that bigger club head stands to reason; it should be a little bit easier to hit. If I had a tennis racket twice the size of a normal tennis racket as an oversize racket it would be easier to hit. So why doesn’t everybody play with an oversized head, and should you be playing with an oversized head?

So when we look down at the golf club, yes it looks slightly bigger here; I’ve got a bigger top line, slightly longer profile toe to heel, and certainly a bigger sole on the bottom. So that bigger profile as it sits behind the ball, for some people it would look like it gives them confidence, it’s a bigger head, it looks easier to hit. For myself as a slightly better golfer, I look down on that club head and it doesn’t so much it gives me confidence as it looks a bit clunky. It looks like I’m going to find it difficult to strike the ball cleanly, and it certainly looks difficult to sort of hit out of bad lies. If you can imagine trying to kick a football with a pair of clown shoes on, you know great big Size 25 clown shoes trying to kick a football. Yes you’ll always make contact with it but have you got the control, and the subtlety, and the finesse to kick it or hit the shot that you want to hit? So for most golfers, if your handicap is 18 or above you should be considering game improvement or over-sized irons because they’re probably going to help you out a little bit to keep the ball in play to give you the forgiveness that you need on off-center hits. If your handicap comes down below 18, for a lot of golfers they start to look at the club and think no I need a bit more feel, I want a bit more finesse, I want to be able to control the ball particularly out of bad lies a little bit better, and therefore a slightly smaller profile head should work for you. So there’s nothing wrong with oversized golf irons but they’re not just for everybody. What I would suggest is try out two different styles of club; try a big oversized, try a slightly smaller profile; a club that gives you a bit more feel and see which one suits your game the best.