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Afriend of mine recently asked me the question ‘ What’s the best set of golf irons under £400?’ I have been using my old trusty and now rusty set of Taylormade RBZ irons for the past few years ,I now have the money to upgrade my irons and my limit is £400. My old irons were a fantastic set of clubs, easy to hit and felt great.They can still be purchased on AMAZON &Ebay in good condition for less than £200 but I think it’s nice to have a change every now and then.
The other reason is a friend of mine has just started playing golf with a set of secondhand PINGS purchased from a charity shop, they are very old and not really helping his game to be honest. So he asked me ‘ What’s the best set of golf irons under £400?’ which got me thinking and searching online to see what’s out there for the both of us.
He and I want a NEW set of clubs so we have kept this search to all the major online stores like AMERICAN GOLF, CLICK GOLF, ONLINE GOLF, AND GOLFBIDDER. We also found our chosen set’s of irons on AMAZON & Ebay but they were secondhand which is fine but we wanted new. I have put a link for them at the bottom of this post for the secondhand sets we found.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A SET OF IRONS UNDER £400?
Build quality is very important as I won’t be changing these clubs for a few years so a set of Dunlop irons are out of the question. I have found that all the top brands are great quality, CALLAWAY, COBRA, WILSON STAFF, TAYLORMADE, and Benross a new British manufacturer are all available for under £400. This really surprised me as most of these brands target a set of irons around the £599 entry price point.
PERFORMANCE AND DISTANCE
The first question my friend asked me when I told him my choice was ‘ Will they give me good distance?’ For a beginner or high handicapper, this is always the number one question asked. My reply will always be the same, it’s the player that generates the distance, not the club. You can hit a bad shot with a set of clubs costing £1000 and it will still be a bad shot. It’s no different with a cheaper set of clubs. If you strike the ball well it will go further and at our level, the difference in distance will be unnoticeable. There are many Youtube videos that show you that a well-struck ball with the chosen irons under £400 will go just as far as a well struck shot with some new Titleist 718’s.
WILL THEY BE FORGIVING?
The irons we have chosen are game improving clubs so YES they will be forgiving, but again even the best clubs in the world won’t help you if you hit your shots fat, or shank them. Only lessons will improve them.
If you strike the ball just off center then Yes they will help with this type of shot. I’m sure after using your old clubs for so long you will see the difference immediately after purchasing these clubs.
The soles are wider to give you more forgiveness, and it’s easier to get more distance out of every impact location. You’ll feel confident over the ball, and you have the technology to hit good shots more consistently. To help you hit the ball farther, Callaway has included the progressive lengths and lofts through the set for longer distance shots from each club.
WILL THEY LOOK THE PART?
Our chosen club for under £400 will not look out of place on any first Tee, you will be proud of the clubs you pull out of your bag. Trust me NO ONE will laugh at these unless they don’t know what their talking about. You will tell any golfer the brand of these clubs and they will say ‘WOW NICE IRONS‘ and all for under £400
Looks shouldn’t be the main focus when buying a set of irons but if you don’t like how they look you won’t feel confident using them.
SO, WHAT’S THE BEST SET OF GOLF IRONS UNDER £400?
We couldn’t choose from two sets of golf irons, so we have listed both below.
Cobra Golf XL Steel Irons
Get into golf with these easy to launch irons from Cobra. They have been equipped with Ultra-Lightweight shafts and clubhead designs produces enhanced speed for effortless distance and launch for Ultimate Game Enjoyment. These irons create a blend of spin, launch and and distance thanks to the low, back CG weighting.
These excellent irons also feature:
Offset, easy to hit clubs
Maximize distance and forgiveness
Low, back CG weighting delivers spin, launch and distance
1 year guarantee
Callaway Golf XR OS Steel Irons
Product details Handicap guide Low Medium High With an industry leading Cup Face Technology, the Callaway Golf XR OS Steel Irons these irons are exceptionally fast and forgiving. This face has been inserted onto a wider sole design that is easier to hit and more forgiving. They're easy to launch and easy to pick up distance with the Face Cup for players who want to add ball speed and hit the ball farther. The Callaway Golf XR OS Steel Irons also features: Industry leading face cup for exceptional distances Easier to Hit More forgiving for added confidence 1 year guarantee and True Temper Speed Step 80 Steel Shafts Revolutionary ball speed from cup 360. The improved face cup technology even acts like a spring on shots hit low on the face to increase ball speeds. Also, with the multi-piece construction Callaway have implemented a new heat treatment in the face cup for even more ball speed, with a soft heat treatment on the body for better feel. These irons are easy to launch with a Centre of Gravity that’s lower and further back. It’s easy for you to get a ball flight that leads to more distance. The soles are wider to give you more forgiveness, and it’s easier to get more distance out of every impact location. You’ll feel confident over the ball, and you have the technology to hit good shots more consistently. To help you hit the ball farther, Callaway have included the progressive lengths and lofts through the set for longer distance off each club.
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