ClubTest 2016: 30 New Irons Rated and Reviewed

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ClubTest 2016: 30 New Irons

Edited by Rob Sauerhaft; Reviews by Michael Chwasky, Mark Dee and Alana Johnson

This year's shiny new irons have it all: hot faces with great feel, improved sole designs to handle any lie, mass where you need it for better ball flight -- plus extra help for those longer, hard-to-hit shots. Which of these 30 models perform best? To find out, 40 ClubTesters smacked thousands of balls during two weeks of testing at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.

Our research partner, Hot Stix Golf, custom-fit each tester and used TrackMan to record ball speeds, launch angles and spin rates. You can get similar, personalized data when you work with qualified fitters.

Our reviews fall into three groups: Better Player (most maneuverable), Game Improvement, and Max Game Improvement (most forgiving). So...let's hit it!

 

GAME IMPROVEMENT IRON REVIEWS

 

Callaway Apex CF 16

 

Price: $1,200, steel; $1,400, graphite
Jon Paterson


Cobra King F6

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Brian Henn


Ben Hogan PTx

Price: $1,352, steel; $1,472, graphite
Jon Paterson


Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged

$1,000, steel
James Westman


Nike Vapor Fly Pro

Price: $900, steel
Brian Henn


Nike Vapor Fly

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Brian Henn


Ping G

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Manfred Koh


TaylorMade M2

TaylorMade M2 Irons
Courtesy of Taylormade


Titleist 716 AP1

Price: $900, steel; $1,100, graphite
James Westman


Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Tungsten

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Jon Paterson


Wilson Staff C200

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Brian Henn

 

BETTER PLAYER IRON REVIEWS

 


Callaway Apex Pro

Price: $1,200, steel; $1,400, graphite
Jon Paterson


Cobra King Forged Tec

Price: $1,100, steel, $1,200, graphite
Jon Paterson


Ben Hogan Ft. Worth

Price: $1,200, steel; $1,300, graphite
Jon Paterson


Mizuno MP-25

Price: $1,000, steel
James Westman


Ping i

Price: $1,000, steel; $1,100, graphite
James Westman


TaylorMade PSi

Price: $1,100, steel; $1,300, graphite
Jon Paterson


Titleist 716 AP2

Price: $1,200, steel; $1,400
James Westman


Tour Edge Exotics EXi

Price: $600, steel; $800, graphite
Manfred Koh


Wilson Staff FG Tour F5

Price: $900, steel; $1,000, graphite
Courtesy of Wilson Staff

 

MAX GAME IMPROVEMENT REVIEWS

 


Adams Blue

Price: $700, steel; $800, graphite
Courtesy of Adams


Bridgestone JGR

Price: $700, steel; $750, graphite
Brian Henn


Callaway XR OS

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Brian Henn


Cobra Max

Price: $600, steel; $650, graphite
Courtesy of Cobra


Mizuno JPX-EZ

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
James Westman


Ping G Max

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
James Westman

Srixon Z 355

Price: $800, steel; $900, graphite
Jesse Reiter

TaylorMade AeroBurner

Price: $400, steel; $500, graphite
Brian Henn

Tour Edge Exotics EXd

Price: $600, steel; $800, graphite
Courtesy of Tour Edge

Wilson Staff Defy

Price: $600, steel; $700, graphite
Courtesy of Wilson

 

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