Do game improvement irons actually improve your game?

There is diversity of thought among golfers about true effects of game improvement irons. Some are skeptical about their utility, while others think that they are the best thing that has ever happened to golf. Obviously neither of these two extremes is exactly accurate, but still, the question of the extent to which game improvement irons actually improve our game still stands. By the way, game improvement club is just another name for a forgiving club, and extremely forgiving clubs are called super game improvement clubs. In the past, these sorts of clubs used to be popular only among beginners, but because of the fact that pro golfers started using them on tournaments, many experienced golfers are switching to game improvement irons now. But i think it would be fair to note that professional golfers aren’t altruistic about which golf clubs they’ll play with. They take in huge advertising fees to play with certain types and brands of golf clubs, so it is possible that their choices are influenced by this. The process of choosing game improvement irons for beginners is quite different from that of choosing clubs for experienced golfers. I won’t get into the intricacies of choosing forgiving irons here, but if you’re interested, you might find this tutorial helpful.

Few studies have been conducted to measure just how big of an impact game improvement irons have on your ultimate result. The findings aren’t very clearly correlated with research, because there are many factors that might influence the distance that your ball covers. So we can’t exactly pin down how much impact super game improvement irons have. Among golf experts, it is generally believed that because of lack of experience, beginners benefit from using game improvement irons much more significantly than experienced golfers do. Because of this, professional golfers tend to prefer using irons that are not designed to be forgiving. They have the skill set necessary to make pure strikes, so they have little use for forgiveness offered by game-improvement clubs. That forgiveness often comes at the cost of accuracy, so if you’re getting no benefit from it, because you don’t make any mistakes anyway, it actually becomes hindrance rather than help.

It also seems like your muscles get used to playing with certain type of club, and switching from regular irons to extremely forgiving ones isn’t easy. That same research has shown that it took golfers at least few months to reach the results they had before switching to different type of iron.

When comparing game-improvement irons to blades, we should also consider price. The former tend to be more expensive than the latter. Lately, more and more golf manufacturers have started making game improvement irons and fewer and fewer are sticking with old fashioned concept of blades. I think that just like hybrids, game improvement irons are better suited for mass-market, so brands are prioritizing them over blades, which is a shame. Personally, i prefer forgiving irons myself, as i don’t have years of experience, but i know a lot of people who’ve had great experience playing with blades. It just requires golf lessons, a lot of practice and years of experience to master the art of hitting regular irons properly. Still, i think at the end of the day, it’s a skill worth learning. After all, game improvement irons might fix your results, but they won’t cure your slices or other problems you might have with your swing. That’s why i try to play with clubs that are forgiving, but not too much so.

 

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