Irons for seniors golf digest is an article that provides information on the types of irons that are best for senior golfers. It discusses the benefits of each type of iron and provides recommendations on which irons are best for seniors.
I really wanted to love these irons but they just fell short of my expectations for a premium forged cavity back in today’s market. Looks/Aesthetics – they are a home run in the bag from a looks standpoint.
My biggest issue is with the crazy milling on the face. I found that to be a huge distraction, especially on sunny days. The milling created this weird glare that drove me crazy looking down at the ball.
Feel/Sound – definitely fell short in this category when compared to competitive irons like the Callaway X Forged CB, Srixon ZX7, Titleist 620 CB, Mizuno Pro 223, etc. For a premium price point I was really disappointed that feel on impact wasn’t better.
Durability – I’ve seen some comments that these aren’t super durable. It’s a softer forged iron so it got some bag chatter pretty quickly. Very similar to the P760 irons. Don’t expect these to keep their sexy appearance for too long.
Performance – again kind of lack luster. Good flight and spin but I really wish these had some leading edge relief to help get through the turf easier. Look at the Srixon or Titleist cavity back irons and steal a page from that design playbook and these would be much better in this category.
Overall I had really high hopes that these would be in my bag for a while but after just a couple of rounds I knew these weren’t going to make the cut. There are much better feeling/sounding irons on the market that perform as good or better.
I really hope the team at TM goes back to the drawing board and dials in their next cavity back iron to make some improvements.
The LTDx ONE Length Irons are designed at 7 iron length through the set for enhanced consistency and accuracy from club to club. A multi-layer PWR-COR weighting system features a steel core bar that is suspended within a polymer injected casing.
The design promotes maximum flex of the body, face and sole at impact creating an elastic rebound effect that delivers powerful ball speed. A forged face cup design increases ball speed across a wider area on the face.
An 8 gram toe weight enhances stability and can be adjusted down to 2g and up to 14g to dial in swing weighting for custom builds.
After the long wait. The clubs are nice. The 5 hybrid is absolutely useless. Would have liked to have had an extra inch. Over all it’s a nice set that allows me to stand a little more upright. Due to my back problems it is helpful.
I do love the cobra products. I also ordered the 400 dollar 3- d printed putter. I bought it for the sheer enjoyment of technology putting a 3-D printed core in the middle of a putter. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the solid feel of a solid milled or forged putter.
It looks really cool I’m keeping it but if you really want a solid putter you need to buy a solid body putter. The puma shirts were on sale I bought three of those. They are absolutely incredible. The feel texture and look is perfect.
The 5, 6, and 7 Iron all broke within the first 4 months of purchase. The 5 Iron was coming out of the rough and snapped the head off. The 6 and 7 were completely clean shots from the fairway and both times the head just flew off the shaft.
Cobra did fix them for free but it took 3 weeks each time. Other than durability issues I really liked them, but will need to buy a different set as I don’t know when the next head if going fly off the shaft.
I been eyeing these irons for a while now, cobra is one of my favorite golf brands but I never felt like spending the bread to upgrade my irons until I found out that my irons I currently use are way to short for me.
So I went to galaxy golf got fitted and hit some balls with these clubs I’m not joking it out atleast 30-40 more yards onto my 7 iron. I like these clubs a lot and would recommend them but most importantly I would recommend going to galaxy golf and get iron fitted and take shots with other irons and get a good feel for them!.
Taylormade SIM Max Iron Set The SIM Max irons from Taylormade provide you with distance you can feel. The redesigned Speed Bridge in the cavity of each iron, supports the topline of the head and produces explosive distance and extreme forgiveness.
The Echo Damping System is expanded across the entire face to eliminate impact vibration and deliver a soft feel. Inverted Cone Technology optimizes accuracy by enlarging the sweet spot, and also creating a draw-bias in the longer irons.
The SIM Max boasts a 17% thinner face, which along with the Speed Bridge and the Thru Slot Speed Pocket, leads to stability and incredible ball speeds.
For the past 10 years I have been playing with hand me down 1970’s clubs but recently started to rent newer clubs when I go out on golfing trips. On my last trip I was fortunate enough to try last year’s Sim’s as my rental and I shot the best round of my life.
Fast forward to the start of this season and I’m ready to update my bag. I attended a TaylorMade fitting event at my local pro shop and was fitted into the Sim2 Max OS as I was looking for the most forgivable club with the best distance and control.
During the fitting only the 7 iron was testing and I was averaging an additional 33% of distance on the shot tracker when compared to my prior set of club. While this addition in distance appears to be great it comes at a hidden cost.
The loft of the Sim2 Max OS was 10 degrees greater than what was currently in my bag and I didn’t realize this until my purchase and delivery of the clubs. The lofts on the Sim2 Max OS clubs are strong and the loft steps between irons are great.
It wasn’t until I had all my clubs at the range did I notice that gap between irons was much bigger than expected and too big for me to manage on the course leaving me in a lot of situation where I didn’t have the right club to hit a small green.
The other issue I had was with the club bounce. These clubs have a much higher than normal bounce which varies by club and if not properly managed by your grip and stance will lead you to skulling the ball.
The bounce is very high on the lower irons and this was problematic for me on par 3s. Due to the loft and the bounce I was unable to get the 4 or 5 irons to hit a ball off the ground and also had trouble getting my balls up in the air with the other irons.
When I was able to get them in the air the flight path was shallow and the ball had limited stopping power due to the flight path and roll. The only other thing to note was the club faces scratched and dinged easily and it was very noticeable after one bucket at the range and two rounds of golf.
While these clubs may be great for most people they were not great for me. The strong loft, high bounce, low flight, and limited stopping power were enough for me to try and return them. Before buying this set of clubs I would highly recommend that you get a proper fitting and conduct a gap test with the clubs prior to buying them.
Make sure you purchase them from an authorized dealer who has a reasonable return policy. If I’m unable to return these clubs I will be playing with buyers remorse the rest of the season.
I got a bonus from work and decided I would treat myself to my first iron fitting at the PGA Tour Superstore. What a great decision for me! I knew the irons I wanted to get based on reading about them and, as it turns out, I couldn’t hit them to save my life! Of course, I have known about TaylorMade forever but I’ve never owned any of their equipment.
After almost an hour and a half hitting four different brands of irons, these were the clear winner. As a 61-year-old, I ended up with graphite shafts +1 inch. I am 6’5″ tall but I’ve always use standard off the rack clubs.
They feel so much more comfortable. When I bought these irons, I got the set including 5-AW. After four rounds, I ordered the 4 iron (a club I could never hit with my previous set). The trajectory and yards I have gained with the set of irons is nothing less than amazing for me.
I am going to retire on May 31 and will be out on the golf course often with these bad boys!.
I’ve played golf on and off for a while, but started playing on a regular basis this year with shots becoming increasingly consistent. Decided it was time to trade out the old clubs for a full set of SIM 2.
(Drivers, Hybrids, and Irons) What a huge difference in these irons. Easily gained 15+ yards, and they seem effortless. Off center shots still seemed to find the straight line and didn’t affect distance much.
This was proven the first few times I used the club, because you could easily see the dimple marks on the club face. Feedback and sound on the irons is very subtle. Extremely happy with the purchase and look forward to many rounds ahead.
I’d definitely recommend and a few have tried them out now.
The new Apex DCB (Deep cavity back) irons from Callaway follow in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors. It is a beautifully made 100% forged iron, with a platinum chrome finish that has got a lovely soft feel from the 1025 mild carbon steel body.
The Callaway engineers have yet again put the tried and trusted urethane microspheres into the forged head to absorb any unwanted vibration when striking the ball. The deep cavity back and enhanced sole widths are designed and engineered to create easy launch and solid turf interaction over a wide variety of lies.
Finally, golfers of all abilities can now play a forged iron with full confidence.
If you’re after a superbly made iron then look no further than the NEW Apex 2021 graphite Irons from Callaway. Graphite shafts are especially beneficial to the senior golfer or the golfer who has lost a few yards over the years, their lightweight construction allows for faster swing speeds and greater flexibility to gain extra yardage.
These Callaway Apex Graphite irons provide extraordinary levels of forged performance and craftsmanship that’s never been seen before. It’s the first forged iron designed with Artificial Intelligence for faster ball speeds.
They have been crafted from a multi-material construction with a forged 1025 mild carbon steel body to give fantastic soft feel from the clubface. Faster ball speed and consistently long distance are with the first-ever A.
I designed flash Face cup in a game improvement forged iron.
Callaway Apex DCB 21 Iron SetDCB, standing for Deep Cavity Back, the new Apex DCB 21 allows more golfers to experience a forged iron than ever before. It delivers the look, feel and performance of a forged players club with the forgiveness of a deep cavity back design.
Callaway has never created anything like this, and they are certain a wide variety of players are going to love it. This allows players of any handicap to enjoy the benefits of a forged iron with confidence.
DCB The Deep Cavity Back design and enhanced sole width is the ideal combination for easy launch and enhanced turf interaction.
Senior Flex. The Mavrik irons by Callaway will appeal to a wide range of players, with incredibly fast ball speeds. Due to “A. I” Artificial Intelligence and Flash Face architecture for long, consistent distance.
These irons also contain patented urethane microspheres that will comprehensively absorb unwanted vibration for pure feel, while also maximizing COR for incredible ball speed.
Recently cracked the face on my gamer, Adams black super hybrid and was looking for a similar more rounded shaped hybrid which is rare. I tried out the Apex, Apex Pro, Sim2, Sim2 Max, G425, Tour Edge C721, and TSi2 hybrids.
Out of the bunch, I liked the G425 and the regular Apex because they are extremely forgiving but was not a fan of their iron-like looks. I was close to purchasing a regular Apex but randomly came across this club and was convinced by all the great reviews.
They weren’t lying! The biggest reason to buy this club is that it sits flat and a touch open making it much harder to hook than any other hybrid I have tried. Even adjustable hybrids often have more weight in the heel or a lot of offset making them hook monsters.
Also for a “pro” hybrid this club is extremely forgiving and has a large enough sweet spot for all handicaps. This club launches high and straight, with a true flight (no ballooning) and has a great muted sound/feel.
The stock KBS shaft is also perfect for this club. It feels very stable and is so well balanced that is it hard to overswing. It should be noted that the shaft lengths are a bit shorter compared to other models out there so you may see a slight decrease in distance compared to your current hybrid.
The Mavrik Pro 3 hybrid is 40″ compared to the Sim2 Max 3 hybrid which is 40. 75″. I prefer the shorter shaft because it fits in better with my iron distances and is a bit easier to control but some people may prefer more distance oriented hybrids.
The Mavrik Pro is like a combination of the regular Apex and the Apex UW but half the price since it is a year older. I purchased my mine with the current 25% discount for $115 in “like-new” condition which is an absolute steal for the performance.
Not sure how this club flew under the radar but I guarantee, you will not be disappointed!.
Received the club by post as expected, within timetable stated. Fully boxed and in perfect condition. Have been using another brand driver for the past 5/6 years and due to ageing have lot some metres.
This Mavrik (great name by the way) came with a seniors shaft as ordered. As soon as I held the club it had great feel, comfortable and felt great in the swing. No practice but was out competing against my mates the very next day.
First drive was out of the centre, straight and directly to my target. In fact as I was aiming fairway left I found the ball had gone through the fairway by about 10 metres. Unusual I thought. During that first 18 holes I missed (mishit as was over did the swing speed) only 2 fairways.
I have now used the club in 3 rounds and without doubt I have added between 30/40 metres onto my normal driving distance with the old competitors club. I am nearly overwhelmed with the accuracy and definitely overjoyed with the distance I have gained.
Helped break my handicap in 2 out of the 3 round. A fabulous possession right there. Recommend to all ageing golfers, if using a regular shaft, go grab a Mavrik.
Being a little older now I was looking for a driver with R flex shaft to replace my 909-D2 stiff shafted driver. I read reviews on some of the items on sale. When I saw the review of the shaft in the Mavrik it sounded like a good fit.
I purchased the club – 10. 5 degrees, and left it set at standard loft, etc. The club looks great at address. I have hit stiff shafts in the past because R flex shafts felt too whippy, and the club face too hard to control.
This club has none of that for me. I hit 5 or 6 drives at the range before teeing off the day I bought it, and was amazed at how light it feels, but never feels like the club head is out of sync. During the round I hit drives longer than the 909-D2 with much less effort, which was one thing I hoped for at my age.
The biggest issue I had was remembering to slow down so I could keep a consistent swing path through the shot. I could tell where the ball was going to go easily by the way it felt off the club. Love the sound on flush hits, but mostly it feels like a club I can make a great drive with and not have to muscle it through the swing.
Senior Flex. Callaway”s new Rogue ST irons use groundbreaking innovations to push the boundaries of iron performance. Rogue ST MAX feature refined shaping and the strongest lofts for high game-improvement and all-around performance.
A new A. I. -designed Flash Face Cup is combined with high strength 450 steel to deliver higher ball speed with more consistency. Each iron is uniquely designed with A. I. Face Optimization for spin rate consistency, high launch and control across the face.
Precision tungsten weighting places up to 62g of high-density tungsten for improved launch and speed properties.
Senior Flex. The Mavrik irons by Callaway will appeal to a wide range of players, with incredibly fast ball speeds. Due to ‘A. I’ Artificial Intelligence and Flash Face architecture for long, consistent distance.
These irons also contain patented urethane microspheres that will comprehensively absorb unwanted vibration for pure feel, while also maximizing COR for incredible ball speed.
Previous Driver: Titelist 907 D2 10. 5* Stiff Flex Avg Yardage off tee: 260-280yds Accuracy: Would only hit 4 to 5 fairways per round. New Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 9. 0* Stiff Flex (Low Spin Weight Setup) Avg Yardage off Tee from first round played with it: 320-350yds Accuracy: Hit every fairway except one.
(mishit off the heel that still went fairly straight and around 200 yds just off the left edge of the fairway). Prelim statement: Hit the Rogue Irons back in 2016 when I was iron shopping and loved the feel and playability of the irons.
When I heard the Mavrik was the revisitation of the Rogue series I had to try it. Luckily, they had a demo Sub Zero at my local club and I had used it previously before purchasing. After the first round of playing with the demo club I knew I had to get it for my bag.
I purchased a “Like New” condition Sub Zero Driver and 3W from here and upon receiving the clubs they had no imperfections on the club at all. Overall Review: Definitely helped my game off the tee even after the first round played with the Driver.
I hit the ball farther, and straighter (the main reason I “took the plunge”) If you currently own a older driver that is difficult to control off the tee I suggest Taking the Plunge yourself and purchasing this club for your bag.
Haven’t used it enough to see if it will lower my scores any, but with the performance of the first round in the bag and leaving me with yardages into Par 5’s that I had never experienced before with my old Driver, this is certainly going to help me shoot lower scores.
This was my first purchased driver as my previous driver was gifted to me as a set packaged with the 904F 3W, and I have no regrets and feel I made the perfect choice for my game.
Callaway MAVRIK Irons deliver incredibly fast ball speeds from Artificial Intelligence and Flash Face architecture for long, consistent distance. The Artificial Intelligence designed face construction combined with 360 Face Cup technology promotes a combination for easy launch and long carry.
Designed for a wide range of players looking to optimize launch and trajectory while promoting ideal trajectories, spin rates and land angles. Custom tungsten-infused weights located in the core increase MOI, making it easier to control shots with easy launch and long carry.
Patented urethane microspheres absorb unwanted vibration for increased feel and optimizes COR for maximum ball speed. For right handed players, equipped with regular steel shafts.
Senior Flex. TaylorMade’s SIM 2 Max Irons feature the all-new Cap Back design, incorporating high-strength stainless steel and lightweight polymers that maximize distance, forgiveness, and feel. A fast and forgiving face delivers added flexibility for more superior performance.
A new ECHO Damping System is engineered with a soft polymer blend with various contact points over the face, creating a forged iron-like feel.
Recently married, and a wedding gift from my wife was to go get fitted for new irons (beyond grateful). Went thinking I wanted some ping g425s, ended up going with the sim2 max irons. A lot more accurate/consistent during the fitting with the sims… Eventually they arrive and can’t hit these things to save my life!! Forgiveness my butt, I play a set of mizuno mp14s/Ben hogan 99 apex’s currently and will continue to do so.
Muscle back/blade, and Forged all the way! To make matters worse, I had a heavy top at the range and the speed pocket rubber insert on my 5 iron is now pushed inside the club. What the heck man! Beautiful clubs, but jeez, don’t make things like they used to I guess.
Wish I would’ve known what I know now and went with something different.
The new Apex DCB Iron allows more golfers to experience Apex than ever before. It delivers the look, feel and performance of a forged players club with the forgiveness of a deep cavity back. The deep cavity back and enhanced sole width are engineered for easy launch and solid turf interaction out of a variety of lies.
The deep cavity back and enhanced sole width are engineered for easy launch and solid turf interaction out of a variety of lies. The forged 1025 mild carbon steel body and our patented urethane microspheres deliver exceptional sound and feel at impact, while the improved shaping helps enhance feel through the turf.
Rogue ST MAX are Callaway’s longest iron ever, with refined game-improvement shaping for golfers who want incredible speed, forgiveness, and all-around iron performance. For the first time in the industry, they’ve combined high strength 450 steel with our A.
I. designed Flash Face Cup. This delivers more ball speed and better ball speed consistency. They’ve applied our new A. I. Face Optimization for Rogue ST MAX. It’s unique for each model and loft to create spin rate consistency across the face.
It creates high launch and COR plus a more controlled landing angle to help hold greens. New precision tungsten weighting features up to 62g of high-density tungsten, a 260% increase over MAVRIK. This provides improved launch conditions and maximizes speed across the face.
Their patented urethane microspheres are now pushed further up the face in Rogue ST irons (up to the 6th groove) to enhance sound and deliver pure feel while maintaining fast ball speeds.
Acquired the SIM Max #7 Rescue club about six months ago to replace my (Callaway Strata Ultimate 7 iron with a 34degree loft), which has proven very difficult for me to hit, as a beginner, of two years.
The SIM Max Rescue club allows me to hit 130 yards, or so, with way more ease and accuracy than the evil 7 iron. Yesterday, the recently ordered SIM 2 Max #3 hybrid arrived. Tomorrow, a regulation 18-hole course with this new club is highly anticipated.
The Callaway Strata Plus #3 fairway wood that I’ve been using has worked well for me. However, due to the good success with the #7 SIM Max Rescue club, it will be nice to see how well the #3 works for me.
The SIM2 Max #3 has 19 degrees versus 15 degrees with the Callaway Strata Plus 3 fairway wood. Hoping for straighter shotsy from the fairway with a little more loft and more success, with longer shots form the rough, with this new club.
Senior Flex. ZX4 delivers an incredible address profile with outstanding, powerful forgiveness. These irons feature Mainframe technology, a milled pattern on the backside of the face to optimizes COR for faster ball speed and more distance with every shot.
A hollow design enhances forgiveness across the face for high-flying, straight shots. Progressive grooves in the 8i through PW are sharper, narrower and deeper for more spin and stopping power on approach shots onto the greens.
I now have the 4 ZX utility now in the bag after success with the 3. The clubs have a high ball flight, similar to a hybrid, but with more control. The clubs are easy to knock off a little distance by gripping down and this keeps the flight high.
They are great tee shot and fairway clubs and are way more consistent than long irons. They retain the feel of a well struck iron from anywhere on the face. They look like a traditional iron, which is nice, and are a great blend with my ZX7 irons.
The shaft is great and the perfect weight for these clubs, slightly lighter than a traditional steel shaft.
I went to a top 10 rated fitter and asked to have all the brand names covered to avoid bias. I have played Hogan custom built forged irons since college golf back in the 1970’s. I knew I needed forgiveness, distance and softer feel.
It came down to Mizzuno Pro, Ping I525 and two Srixion models the 4 and 5. These clubs had the forgiveness on mishits and soft feel I was looking for. I did upgrade the shaft to a low torque Nippon and had then tip stiff custom cut.
Golf Pride dual core grips with one extra layer of tape on the lower hand as well.
Srixon ZX7 pitching wedge is a delight. Nice balance, wonderful feel. The Nippon Modus 120 stiff shaft has a nice lively and controllable response. This is a superior club from my others, frankly, and I love pulling it from my bag.
Fun and accurate. Having lived and worked in Japan, I have much faith in clubs made there. I respect the attention to detail.
A HIGHER LAUNCHING OPTION FOR PLAYERS WITH MODERATE SWING SPEEDS OR AGGRESSIVE SHAFT LEAN. Introducing Nickel Chromoly – A new material with so much additional ball speed, our engineers switched their focus to feel and stopping power.
At 35% stronger than our original Hot Metal material, 4335 Nickel Chromoly enables a high-energy 8% thinner clubface. Combined with Mizuno’s vibration controlling V-Chassis and deep CG design, the JPX923 Hot Metal irons are as enjoyable and controllable as they are long.
The HL model is a higher launching option for players with moderate swing speeds or aggressive shaft lean. The Combo sets includes JPX Fli-Hi long irons for ease of launch at slower swing speeds. TECHNICAL DETAILS Harmonic Impact Technology: Fine tuned head geometry delivers ideal impact feel and feedback Seamless Cup Face: Thinned areas revolving 360 degrees around the perimeter increase rebound area for maximum ball speed across the entire face CORTECH Design: Optimized face thickness distribution to maximize COR AREA Variable Sole Thickness: Increase overall face flex area for add CORAREA Acoustic Sound Ribs: Precisely dial in specific vibration patterns for a solid, explosive impact sound Beveled Trailing Edge: Aggressive relief on the trailing edge for reduced turf drag Combo Set Design: Integrated Fli-Hi hybrids for ease of launch 4335 Nickel Chromoly: 4335 Nickel Chromoly is 20% stronger, allowing for an 8% reduction in face thickness, resulting in higher ball speeds.
V-Chassis: Engineered via Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology, the V-Chassis allows the top line to be thinner without sacrificing feel and sound. White Satin Brush Finish: A modern elegant, yet durable non-glare finish Club # Loft ° Lie Angle Offset (inch) Length (inch) 5 25 60.
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