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2020 Golf Gear Guide: New Irons on the Green

For whatever your game needs, equipment designers are busy tweaking existing lines for better performance and sometimes introducing entirely new clubs for 2020 golf gear.

Check out a number of the irons introduced for this season.

1. Callaway Mavrik

Price: $799 for the quality and Max versions on steel shafts or $899 on graphite shafts; $899 for the professional model on steel

Each Mavrik iron’s face designed using AI to maximize distance and forgiveness. The Mavrik irons even have an interior tungsten bar that lowers the middle of gravity and encourages a better ball flight for this 2020 golf gear.

2. Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo

Price: $799.99 on steel shafts, $899.99 on graphite

The Launcher HB Turbo irons designed like miniature hybrids, with a good sole, thick topline, and a hollow-body construction that lets the skinny HT1170M chrome steel face flex more efficiently at impact.

3. Cobra King Speedzone

Price: $799 on steel shafts, $899 on graphite

Nearly all this club cast from stainless-steel, but Cobra added two carbon-fiber strips to strengthen the topline within the 3-iron through 7-iron. That saved 3 grams of weight and allowed Cobra to reposition it low and back to tug down the middle of gravity.

4. Ben Hogan Icon

Price: $770 (chrome) for seven clubs (4-PW), $800 (black)

The new Hogan Icon irons are for accomplished golfers who want to curve and switch the ball in several directions and control its flight. Golfers will see virtually no offset, a brief blade length, and a thin topline. The lofts are very traditional.

5. Ping G710

Price: $175 per club on steel, $190 on graphite

The new, hollow-bodied G710 offers the first flexible face of any iron Ping that has ever built to get more ball speed and boost distance. This club takes the crown as the largest, most forgiving, and most potent iron in Ping’s stable making it optimal 2020 golf gear.

6. PXG 0311 Gen3

Price: $425 per iron

With the discharge of its 0311 GEN3 irons, PXG thinks it’s cracked the code to deliver significantly more distance and better performance for players who can afford the hefty sticker price.

7. TaylorMade Sim Max

Price: $899.99 on steel shafts, $999.99 on graphite

The Speed Bridge bar connects the lower portion of the top to the topline, stiffening those areas and allowing TaylorMade to form the face thinner and faster.

8. Titleist T100•S

Price: $137 per club on steel shafts

The standard T100 iron replaced the Titleist AP2, one among the foremost popular irons among accomplished golfers and tour pros over the last several seasons. The T100•S has an equivalent check out address and blade length, but its lofts are 2 degrees stronger, which should give lower-handicap players more distance. 

9. Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220

Price: $109.99 each on steel, $129.99 each on graphite

Designed with a cup face, the 4- through 7-irons are hollow, which allows the hitting area to flex more efficiently at impact for more ball speed. The hollow design also allowed designers to shift the middle of gravity down and farther back.

10. Wilson Staff D7 Forged

Price: $899 on steel, $999 on graphite

When golfers look down at this cavity-back design, they’re going to see only slightly of offset, a modest topline, and a clean look. The distance-boosting technology is within the sole, where two rows of Power Holes were designed behind the vanguard.

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