A lot of golfers dream of getting the best golf iron sets available. But there are literally dozens of brands to choose from, with their own advancements in technology that boast of them having the best golf iron sets around. For the average golfer, it’s a tough choice as to which one to go for, since a lot of companies now offer a full set. To make things easier, here are three of the best companies to get your irons from:
Mizuno. Mizuno is a Japanese sports brand founded in 1906 by Rihachi and Rizo Mizuno in Osaka, Japan. They started off with selling western sundries, including baseballs, until they decided to make and sell their own in 1907. In 1933, Mizuno established its own line of golf clubs, the Star Line, and they have not looked back since. Their brand continues to be one of the best, especially when it comes to golf irons.
Mizuno golf iron sets combine the best of craftsmanship and technology to produce irons that are recognized by golfers from all skill levels. All of their irons go through the same process to produce the best results: from computer-aided designing to their patented Grain Flow Forging, all the way to hand-grinding at Mizuno Technics, Mizuno really goes above and beyond, much like the country they were established in. Combined with their unique custom fitting technology, you can’t go wrong with a Mizuno.
Titleist. Easily one of the most recognizable brands in golf, Titleist has been around for more than 20 years. Started off by Philip W. “Skipper” Young as a rubber-processing business, he began dabbling into golf sometime during the 1920s, after playing, and probably losing, a round with his dentist. He missed a sure putt, which apparently was caused by the weight of the ball being off-center. Since then, Titleist has been one of the biggest names in the sport. But their success with golf iron sets did not start until the arrival of Bob Vokey in 1996.
Wedges became the specialty of Titleist since then. Bob Vokey, an avid golfer himself, often spends a lot of time on the PGA Tour, working closely with professionals to ensure that only the best goes into his designs. Utilizing this knowledge with almost 40 years of experience in making custom golf clubs, the name Vokey and Titleist have left a mark for golfers everywhere.
PING. PING is a family-owned company that started in the garage of a certain Karsten Solheim in Redwood City, CA. In 1959, he developed and patented a putter design that will set the standard for other putters to follow: the PING 1-A. He gave it the name because of the sound it makes upon hitting the ball. He started becoming a household name for irons upon the release of the K1 iron in 1969, which introduced innovations such as perimeter weighting and investment casting, a process still used today for making cavity back irons. Since then, PING putters and irons have become one of the top choices for professionals and amateur golfers alike. To this day, PING remains one of the largest American manufacturers of golf clubs.
Holding patents to designs such as the Anser, as well as helping some of the game’s best win at the Masters, PING is definitely a go-to company for any golfer looking for golf iron sets. With years of dedicated experience to making clubs, you can’t go wrong with PING.
There are other sports companies that offer irons used by top golfers, like Nike, Callaway, Dunlop Sports, and Cobra Golf just to name a few. But these three in particular offer the best golf irons that your money can buy. A lot of professional players either have Mizuno or PING irons, and go with any of the three for their wedges. At the end of the day, choosing the right iron set is still more important than getting a name-brand product.