If you’re just an average golfer, the irons you decide to play will actually make a big difference in your golf game. In this post, I’ll be giving my thoughts on the 3 best irons for average golfers so you can pick the right one for your game, and I’ll also talk about the best place to pick each of them up.
When we were trying out all the irons we ranked them all based on how forgiving they were, how the launch angle was, and also how much they cost. We tried the best we could to find a cheaper option as well as a more expensive one.
That being said, here are the best irons for average golfers:
I don’t know which one will be right for you and your swing but all three are great choices. If you’re already used to one of the brands then I’d recommend you stick with it. They’re all extremely easy to hit though and should be better than what you’re currently playing. Continue reading for my full review of each and info on where to get them for the best price.
The 3 Best Average Golfer Irons
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#3: Cobra F-Max
These are a great set of irons for the average golfer because they won’t break the bank but they still offer all the benefits you’d want such as distance, forgiveness, and high ball flights. They are an older model but they still hold up to this day and are one of the easiest irons to hit.
Out of all the irons we’ve tested over the years, these irons seemed to be the best at fighting a slice (it obviously won’t fix it but it’ll help straighten it out). The majority of weekend golfers have this problem and it can be one of the more frustrating things on the course.
These were the 2018 model and they do have a newer version out which are very similar. They could be a bit tough to find but you can normally find some used ones for a really good price.
Here are the PROS:
- They have a reasonable price tag.
- They’ll help with a slice.
- The short irons launched high.
- They feel solid even on mishits.
Now the CONS:
- I didn’t find them to be the best out of the rough.
- They have a bit of a draw bias so if you hit the ball straight you might get a bit of a pull.
Overall, one of the best irons on the market for the weekend golfer. Here’s a demo video:
#2: Taylormade M4
These are one of the more complete irons on the market and that’s why they come with a steeper price tag. These irons are a bit of an older model as well but they still perform really well. If you’re just an average player you don’t need to go out and spend a bunch of money on clubs. Save some cash and put that towards lessons.
They’re not as forgiving as my number 1 pick but they’re the longest of the three when struck pure. That’s the main thing an average player should be looking for. Keep the ball in the fairway and you’ll lower scores.
Complete beginners will want to go with one of the other two but the M4 will be perfect for the “better” average players because they can be grown into as you get better.
Now the PROS:
- They offer the most control out of the 3 irons (draw/fade).
- They’re the longest when struck pure.
- You’ll be able to grow into these clubs more than the other 2.
Now the CONS:
- They’re the most expensive of the 3 irons.
- They’re the least forgiving of the 3 irons.
- The long irons are harder to hit compared to the others.
Overall, one of the most complete irons on the market. See our full review here. Here’s a demo video:
#1: Cleveland Launcher
The launcher series is definitely my favorite game improvement clubs and I’d highly recommend trying them out if you haven’t. They are the most forgiving and easy to hit irons I’ve ever tested. They have a newer model out now that is awesome as well but these will be cheaper.
They’re great for players with slow to mid swing speeds and have the most forgiveness by far. They’re great for beginners, high handicaps, seniors, and anyone else who struggles with hitting the ball straight.
They’re probably also the highest launching iron on the market (for me anyway) which will help a lot with your confidence. That should also give you a bit more distance.
They’re shaped more like a hybrid club and will probably take a little bit to get used to them, but if you’ve used hybrids in the past it’ll be an easy transition.
They won’t be the best for low to mid handicaps because they don’t have a whole lot of feel to them and they aren’t the best for working the ball around (draw/fade).
Let’s cover some PROS:
- They’re great from on/off the fairway.
- They have a lot of forgiveness but still offer respectable distance.
- They sound and feel solid through impact.
Now the CONS:
- They’ll take a bit of getting used to with the shorter irons.
- They don’t offer a whole lot of control with the ball.
- There isn’t a lot of feedback on mishits.
Overall, my favorite irons for keeping it long and straight. See our full review here.
Here’s a demo video:
My Final Thoughts
If you’re an average golfer who’s in the market for a new set of irons, these three are great options. If you just want max forgiveness and straightness, go with the Launcher.
If you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend much, go with the F-Max.
If you want something with a bit more feel and workability and want something to grow into, go with the M4.
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Last update on 2022-06-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API