Do you want to know how to choose the best irons for your golf? In this article we explain it to you. Do you need help or advice? Contact us.

What should we consider when choosing irons?

Designing and building a set of irons is something very important since the mistake we make when designing the set will have a direct impact on the rest of the set that completes the bag in the next few years. Custom golf clubs.

There are certain aspects that we must consider and of main importance when designing and creating a set of irons, I detail them below: 

  • Age
  • Handicap
  • Practice days (driving range or field only)
  • injuries 
  • What type of work does the player do on a day-to-day basis (standing, sitting, doing physical activity, etc.)
  • What is the objective of the set of clubs (work or leisure)
  • Brand preferences or player brands.
  • Cast Steel or Forged Steel.
  • Hand size and grip purpose.
  • Metric parameters of the set that the player is currently playing as a starting point.
  • Ball height
  • Spin with the Driver and with the iron, is it optimal?

What parts do we find in a golf iron?

The iron, like the putter, wedge and woods, are made up of Head, Grip and Shaft.


The head is a part of the shaft that in the first place has a part of choice for design and performance. The design of the head the first thing that has to happen that the player likes. Their performance has to be directly related to the player's level and handicap. Despite the fact that a player may like a head if its level is not optimal for him to play it, we should not recommend it.

The heads are found in different types: 

  • Foundry: are those heads that many commercial and non-commercial brands have, which are made with a model that is filled with molten metal and then left to dry for a stipulated time in order to give it the treatment to be able to take it to have the final finish . The manufacturers work with different materials in order to give a sound to the face so that the impact is as soft and sweet as possible, but the defect is that, since it is cast, the material is not perfect and has porosity and has a high risk of breakage. because the material is hardly removable.
  • Cast Forged: They are made of a cast steel with properties similar to those of forged steel but manufactured in parts and then assembled in terms of adaptability but with limitations. The designs are usually more of the wrought iron line but lower in cost. Also the construction is less reliable as the clubs are slightly different, giving the player worse feedback, but in return the feel and sound are quite satisfactory.
  • Wrought: The heads of this type are manufactured in 1 single piece and with a quality of steel and a sensation without equal in golf. The sweet spot is smaller, which forces the hit to be of higher quality and more consistent. The construction is more consistent and highly refined. Good players only look for this sensation since they receive immediate feedback from each hit. They are heads that require more care and maintenance in terms of periodically checking the lie and loft. Being made of a softer steel, they have a tendency to rust from use and form points in the impact area. As a general rule they are more expensive in terms of sale. 

How to choose the right head

The head in the first place is recommended according to the level of the player since the offset (angle formed by the hosel of the iron with the face of the iron) the higher it is, the easier it will be for the player and the more easily the ball will be lifted. It is the 33.3% of a golf club.

Secondly, we must recommend a head that the player likes and that he understands that the ones we recommend are designed for his performance and his evolution as a player, as well as liking the head and its design.

The fitter's job is not to choose the head but to recommend the player according to his tastes but thinking about the absolute performance of the player. 


The shaft in the irons is the vehicle that makes the head work at peak performance. It is together with the grip the 33.3% golf club.

The shafts, as we have commented in previous articles, are the most important thing and the priority that a fitter has to have, since his work must focus on selecting the right shaft for the player and the set up of the specification is very important when it comes to of carrying out the other 33.3% of the golf club the assembly and specification of each club of the player's bag. 

In this case, the specification and assembly is a reference to additional parameters such as tip cut, length, swingweight, frequency between shafts, pureing, MOI, lie and loft. 

How to choose the right shaft

It is a very complex section when it comes to explaining it, but if we have all the terms like the ones I mentioned at the beginning of the article, since from those parameters we can determine physically and online the types of shafts in irons more appropriate to the player. For this, the recommendation is to hire an iron fitting and begin to structure the bag in the most appropriate way.


The grip is the part of the club that is actually in direct contact with the player, the size of the grip directly affects the mobility of the wrist and the tension of the muscles of the forearms and neck. In addition to this, it has a significant impact on the length of the wrists on the downswing. 

It is important when selecting the grip to also take into account the type of grip that the player may like and the level of sweating of the hands. 

How to choose the right grip

When choosing a grip we must take into account the following: 

  • Grip size, according to the player's hand.
  • Grip texture.
  • Level of sweating of the player's hands
  • Grip brand that the player likes.

Create the irons designed for your game

There are signs that give you to understand that the irons are not the right ones for you, ask yourself the following questions and if your answer is YES to any of them, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • During the round, does my performance drop a lot from the first 9 holes to the second 9 holes?
  • Have I noticed a substantial loss of distance since I bought them until now?
  • Do I have physical problems with pain in my elbows, hands or neck every time I practice?
  • Do I have loss of accuracy on short or mid irons that I previously knew I wouldn't miss?

When it comes to making irons with Handmade Custom Clubs it is very simple, you just have to request an appointment with us and enjoy the experience.

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