“If you are looking for new golf irons set of 2020, then this guide is surely for you.”
Irons make a major portion of a golf bag and are used more than any other club in the equipment. Where the right iron can make the game, a bad one can break it.
Thus, it is important to have a decent information before buying new golf irons.
With every passing year, companies are coming up with better technologies to make the irons even better.
Here, we enlist some of the best latest models that have or are about to hit the market.
New Golf Irons Coming Soon 2020
The table below shows our pics for the new golf irons for 2020.
|Cobra Speedzone Irons
|TaylorMade Golf P790
|Extreme Tungsten Weighting
|Cleveland Launcher UHX Iron
|HONMA C3i Wedge
|Hollow Design with Tungsten Weighting
|Cobra Golf King Forged Tec
|Muscle Back Design
|Callaway Epic Forged Iron
|360 Face Cup Technology
|Mizuno MP-20 MMC Golf Iron Set
|Carbon Steel Chassis
|Callaway Golf 2020 Mavrik Max Iron Set
|Shorter Blades with Narrow Soles
|Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo
|Hollow Body Design
|Cobra Golf T-Rail Combo Set
|Taylormade Sim Max
1. Cobra Speedzone New Golf Irons
“Speedback Shaping With Carbon Topline”
Cobra is all set to release the Speedzone series which would succeed Cobra’s F9 irons, “the fastest irons ever made”.
This set has got big shoes to fill but with the changes the company has mentioned, I think it would be a job well done. Let’s find out what the company has changed and what sort of performance we should expect from this set.
Construction and Technology
Cobra has made massive modifications in this new set including fundamental changes in the design of the irons. In the F9, Cobra tried to experiment with a multi-material shaft but unfortunately, it didn’t work out. There were complaints regarding structural integrity and hardware to keep the iron intact.
Therefore, in this latest set, Cobra went back to the traditional shaft materials including steel and graphite. These are tried and tested material and their performance remains more or less the same despite slight modifications.
Furthermore, Cobra has implemented carbon topline design which includes carbon inserts. Carbon is a lighter material that spares some weight consequently lowering the center of gravity (COG).
Speed and distance were the trademarks of the F9 irons and the “Speedback shaping” made it possible, therefore, the company has left it intact in this latest set. Perimeter weighting with tungsten is used to lower down the COG and increase the moment of inertia (MOI) for more speed.
To improve the feel, Cobra has implemented a co-mold medallion which is supposed to create a feel zone. As per the company, it dampens the vibrations to improve feel and acoustics. F9 irons had the same technology and it worked just fine, however, as this one comes with slight improvement let’s see how that works out.
Considering the changes Cobra has made in their upcoming iron set, we believe it would definitely outperform its predecessor. For starters, the new model offers a variety of shafts with respect to material and degree of flex. The previous model didn’t give this liberty to the user which was kind of a bummer for the golfers.
By providing multiple shaft options, Cobra has basically widened the spectrum of this set. Unlike F9, golfers with low to medium handicap index can take maximum advantage of these irons. In addition, those who are relatively new to the game can get their hands on graphite shaft with normal flex. It would basically increase the swing rate which can compensate for the off-center strikes.
On the other hand, golfers with a low handicap can get a steel shaft with stiff or senior flex. It would provide better accuracy and control over the shots to experienced players.
If you are wondering about the feel, we believe the feel of the new model would stay more or less the same. This is because the company has not paid much heed to it. However, you should expect to see major differences in speed and distances with the new set. This one has increased MOI, which would outperform its predecessor when it comes to speed.
2. TaylorMade Golf P790 2019-2020 Forged Irons
“Titanium Body With Same Distance Boosting Technologies”
P790 is part of only better-player irons series by TaylorMade along with P730, P760, P750, and P770. Fundamental designs of all these irons are the same but subtle changes in their structure affect performances significantly.
The series was released back in 2017 and now it has made a comeback with slight modifications. Let’s see if the new model is any better.
Construction and Technology
Among the mentioned series, as the model ascends we witness a gradual increase in the speed. P790 was at the top when it came to delivering speed and distances. Therefore, it is safe to assume that this was there to deliver distances. Moreover, the changes TaylorMade is about to bring further confirms this theory.
In the previous P790, TaylorMade used a carbon steel body which is a good material. However, in this new 2019-2020 model, the company has utilized titanium which is even a stronger metal. Replacement of carbon steel with titanium is supposed to increase the power-hitting of this set.
Apart from that, the company has not touched anything in the P790 and left it pretty much intact.
Perimeter weighting with tungsten still remains a fundamental part of the design. It essentially increases MOI which carries the ball to longer distances with greater speeds.
Furthermore, the head would feature the same urethane foam injected inside it. However, with the titanium covering it, we might experience improvement in the feel.
As the purpose of this set is to deliver distances, it would definitely improve itself in that particular area. With the addition of titanium, we should expect a decent increase in the speed of the irons.
Furthermore, an overall increase in the power makes it a little bit forgiving which is why golfers with a medium handicap can also put it to use. Enhanced power would make up for the slightly off-center shots which work in favor of an average golfer.
Although the head has the same urethane foam inside it, we should expect improvement in the feel. In addition, with harder material like titanium covering it, it would become more firm and solid. Therefore, you would get decent feedback which helps during the launch of the ball.
The increased power would contribute to the carrying distances by enhancing it. Therefore, you should expect to get a few more yards with the new P790 irons.
3. 2020 Cleveland Launcher UHX Iron Set
“Same Great Design Minus the Minor Flaws”
Launcher series of Cleveland has had some success in recent years. However, the irons were not flawless, so in their new UHX model, the company has tried to address those drawbacks. Let’s see how improved this latest model is.
Construction and Technology
Cleveland HB, the predecessor of this model, was remarkable at launching the ball. However, it failed to deliver speeds and distance which was pointed out by critics several times. Therefore, UHX comes with rectifications of the mistakes the company made in HB.
Although the basic design is pretty much the same, it comes with a few subtle changes. The material used in the face is the same but has inserts which contribute to the power of the club. Therefore, the speed of the ball would definitely increase.
Furthermore, it has a V-shaped sole featured in both hollow and cavity back design. It essentially improves the turf interaction which retains the speed at impact making it both powerful and forgiving.
You would like to hear that Tour Zip grooves and laser milling still remain part of the new design. These fine lines on the face are responsible for producing optimal spin which gives the golfer much-needed accuracy.
As we see it, the purpose of these irons is to make the launch effective and easy and they do a fine job at it. Essentially, the provision of optimal spin and loft angles allow you to launch the ball in the right direction. As the face design remains the same, performance in this regard would be more or less the same as the HB.
However, you should expect to see major changes in the speed and carrying distances with the new set. We now know that several other companies have implemented steel insert design and it has worked in their favor. Therefore, it is safe to assume that we would witness a massive increase in the speed of clubs.
Furthermore, with more power, you should expect a bit of forgiveness as well from UHX. The increased power carries the ball to longer distance despite off-center strikes. Hence, the golfer who has recently joined the category would also be able to take advantage of this new set.
What impresses me in this set is its price. Unlike most companies, instead of hiking the prices, Cleveland has maintained the prices in their new models. Because of being affordable, a wide base of golfers would benefit from it.
4. HONMA XP-1 Iron Set 2020
“Holistic Design With Single Piece Tungsten”
Founded by the former CEO of TaylorMade and Adidas, HONMA has a bad reputation for keeping secrets. However, what this company is good at is producing fine clubs for accomplished golfers.
Instead of replacing their previous models, HONMA has launched a totally new series called XP. The targeted audience of this set is golfers with low to medium handicap, that essentially comprise almost 80% of the total golfers.
Construction and Technology
The shaft of HONMA XP-1 features strong steel which is great for clubs and for now it is the only option available to the players. However, being strong and rugged steel does not allow much of flex so it does not compensate for the low swings. Therefore, golfers with a medium handicap might find it hard to hit with it.
Accomplished golfers, on the other hand, would be able to take maximum advantage of this set. The steel gives them a decent solid and firm feel which provides nice feedback. Conversely, accuracy and precision in the launch get enhanced.
As far as the material of the shaft goes, HONMA might realize the mistake and rectify it in forthcoming models.
Apart from that, clubs have a holistic design that improves performance by imparting precision in the shots. It makes the irons consistent which consequently allows the player to understand his/her irons better.
The sole of the irons is very thick, the purpose was to increase the MOI, so it could deliver more power. The thickness is achieved with the induction of a single heavy tungsten piece in the head. Therefore, the design delivers maximum speed and distances you would find in this category.
With accurate loft angles with a powerful face, these clubs perform pretty great on the course. You would get an almost ideal launch when you hit the ball with a lower launch. Regardless of the area you play, you would get optimal launch because of perfect loft angles.
Moreover, despite only coming with a steel shaft (for now), these irons are pretty forgiving. Perhaps, the steel shaft and strengthened face increase the power so much that it delivers fine speed even on mishits.
Furthermore, the speed with these irons should not be your concern because they launch the ball like a bullet. It flies straight on the intended trajectory with greater speed to reach your targets. The distance you get from them is similar to, if not greater, than other irons available in the category.
5. Cobra Golf 2020 King Forged Tec
“Microspheres And HD Tungsten Weights”
TEC was launched back in 2018 and it rocked the market with its enormous popularity. Now again, featuring a few subtle changes, it is all set to steal the show in the coming year.
Just like the previous model, looks are the most noticeable feature in this set. Apart from the looks, here is what you get in the latest model.
Construction and Technology
Shaft material is the same, steel, and is available in both regular and stiff flex. For the targeted audience, the steel in these irons works efficiently as it cuts down the flex and minimizes the vibrations. Consequently, you get a solid and a firmer feel.
New TEC irons feature hollow and muscle back design which we have seen in most of the latest models. It essentially lowers the COG which in turn increases speed to enhance carrying distances. Moreover, it makes it a bit forgiving which is a rare feature in better-player irons.
The strategic placement of the tungsten weight similar to that of the previous model plays a key role in performance. It basically brings the COG to the lower middle side of the face making it more accurate and precise.
In addition, it has an injection of urethane foam spheres inside the face which improves the acoustics and feel of the irons. The microspheres absorb excessive vibration and create a responsive and softer feel to satisfy the players.
Furthermore, these irons offer a larger sweet spot despite compact head size which increases the ball speed and distances.
TEC irons perform exceptionally well in terms of distances and speed. Furthermore, it would not trouble you with the high spin rates or inaccurate loft angles. With the right launch, your ball goes straight on the intended trajectory and gives you a few extra yards. These few extra yards give you an opportunity to make the hole under par by bringing the ball near to target.
The additional forgiveness comes in handy when you are out on the golf course. It basically allows you to reproduce the same shots again and again which gives a headache to the opponents.
Just like the original model, the latest one also stands out when you compare its looks with other irons. The sleek design looks good in hand which surely catches the eye of everyone in the course.
Cobra Connect, another praiseworthy feature, allows you to keep a record of your shots in the smart device. It gives you an opportunity to realize the mistakes in your shots and rectify them in shots to come.
6. Callaway Epic Forged Iron
“Heavy Tungsten Suspended With Urethane Microspheres”
The next entry on our list for noteworthy new golf irons 2020 is Callaway Epic Forged irons. Callaway has always maintained itself amongst top manufacturers of golf equipment by constant delivery of quality clubs and balls. The competency of designer and skills of their craftsmen are unmatchable.
For the coming year, Callaway keeping its tradition alive has released a new set of irons that is all set to rock the stage. Let’s dissect it.
Construction and Technology
Callaway has always provided its users with a variety of options to choose from. Similarly, in this iron set, they made the shaft available in both graphite and steel. Golfers who are struggling with low swing rates can get their hands on graphite shaft to improve the game.
Better golfers, on the other hand, can get a steel shaft for more power and solid feel and feedback.
Callaway has implemented suspended tungsten core which is relatively new in the market. They have used urethane microspheres to suspend the tungsten weight. As per the company, it increases the distances and improves the launch of the club.
For the face, the company has used tried and tested technology called 360 Face Cup. It essentially uses a shallow and flexible rim around the perimeter which flexes and on the impact release to generate fast ball speeds.
You would also notice VTF patterns on the face which are believed to provide optimal spin. This, in turn, provides better control on mid and long shots in addition to the distances, cool, isn’t it?
We see a significant improvement in the feel of these irons and this is by the implementation of suspended weight technology. It basically is firm yet very smooth, you are getting me, right? Usually, we find a similar feel in the irons used by pros. Therefore, it is very comforting and delightful to have that kind of feel in this iron set.
In addition, the turf interaction has also seen quite an improvement. Thus, it is easy to launch the ball from fairways and sandpits with this new set of golf irons. It is probably because of the right loft angles and VTF patterns on the face of clubs.
With the right launch, it keeps the ball on the intended trajectory with higher speeds. Conversely, you get near to the target in a lesser number of strokes than your opponents.
Having said that, you would not be able to get much forgiveness from these irons. You would have to strike consistently at the center to get the right launch. However, for the intended user base of this set, it would not be an issue.
From the durability point of view, these irons would not wear out anytime soon. The sturdy construction and solid material make sure they serve you a good amount of time.
7. Mizuno MP-20 MMC Golf Iron Set
“Exceptional Feel And Loft Angles”
You would know that Mizuno holds a reputation for being the best golf brand when it comes to the production of irons. Japanese put a lot of effort into the design and executing it flawlessly. MP-20 is the latest addition in their lot which is coming to fill the shoes of previous model MP-18 irons. Let’s see what we are getting ourselves into.
Construction and Technology
Feel is usually an elusive and unquantifiable characteristic of a club, it either has it or lacks it, there is no in-between. For quality like that, the company needs to put extra effort and Mizuno has done exactly that.
They have coated the head with extra layers of copper to improve the feel. The sensation you get with soft copper covering the nickel face has no competitor in the industry. Therefore, you get improved accuracy in your shots with the provision of feedback from the clubs.
To improve it even further, there is a harmonic impact technology to fine-tune the head’s geometry which provides better sensation on impact and decent feedback.
In addition to the feel, Mizuno has done quite some work to improve the aesthetics of clubs. They essentially have refined it by making the toplines slightly thinner and soles narrower. This not only makes the club look great but also improves its turf interaction.
In this set, long irons have a lower COG, but it ascends up as you move towards shorter irons. Basically, the difference in COG defines the loft angles and as all of them feature different COG, loft angles would be different.
The shorter one delivers low launch angles and vice versa. The point being, it enables you to play the shot from virtually every part of the course including the pits.
On the shaft, you would find a 60 round grip which I personally like as it provides maximum control over the irons.
Mizuno’s new irons have lived up to the hype that was created before its launch. It seems like all the hard work and efforts of their engineers and craftsmen have paid off. The feel surely has improved which leads to better feedback and accuracy in shots.
The fluctuation in loft angles allows you to play the shots virtually anywhere from the course. Be it sandpit, fairways or rough, you would be able to launch right on the desired trajectory.
When it comes to consistency, these are one of the best ones at it. However, consistency demands consistency from your part as well. It requires you to hit at the center for optimal launch, spin rates, and distances.
The chrome finishing on the face shines like the sun in light and looks like silverware. I would say it looks good in the hand and appeals to people watching you play the shots.
8. PING Blueprint Irons
“Shorter Blades With Narrower Soles”
For those who are looking for premium irons that meet the requirements of pro and low handicappers, Ping has come to rescue.
Ping is one of the best golf brands in the market and their new irons always grab many eyeballs.
The price of this set is higher than the rest of our list of best new golf irons 2020, but the quality is too good to leave out. Let’s find out why it made it to our list.
Construction and Technology
Ping has used a variant of steel that they have come up with on their own and it is the strongest one available in the market. The strengthened steel minimizes the flex that dampens the vibration to provide a firm and solid feel.
Furthermore, with additional strength, it becomes powerful enough to send the ball longer than its competitors. The muscle back design also contributes to that which has been forged with carbon steel. In addition to providing strength, it enhances workability and improves trajectory control.
Ping has basically kept the blade length shorter with narrow soles to gather all the force within a confined area. The shorter but stronger contact area when hits the ball, it sends it with great speed to greater distances.
Moreover, it features tungsten toe as well which was also featured in the previous model. The weight expands perimeter weighting to maintain high MOI for additional precision, forgiveness, and control.
Just like the premium irons, this set does not disappoint in any aspect. All the attributes are right up to mark making it one of the best performing irons available.
Essentially, because of the rugged steel and additional tungsten weight, their feel is pretty solid and firm. It is the kind of feel that you seek when you try to hit the ball hard.
Upon hitting, the ball does not go off the path as the loft angles are the light which helps in the launch. Moreover, the spin rate is optimal which maintains the ball on an intended path. Because of the better turf interaction, it is not that difficult to launch the ball even from sandpits and fairways.
The best thing in these irons is their forgiveness which is rare in clubs in this category. Although the target audience does not seek much of it, no one says no to some sort of compensation for mishits.
9. 2020 Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo
“Deeper and Lower weightings”
Coming to replace Launcher HB which was known as “best forgiving iron ever made” HB turbo has big shoes to fill.
The predecessor of HB turbo was just too good and had success in the market. Therefore, the company has not changed much in the design but have made a few subtle yet significant changes.
Construction and Technology
The target audience of this set is the golfers who are struggling to lower down their handicap index. The major issue with this lot is their low swing rate which cannot hit the ball with power. Therefore, the ball does not cover too much distance and lands far away from the target.
To counter this, Cleveland has made the shaft from graphite similar to what was used in the former model. Graphite is a lightweight material which is producing a fine degree of flex to compensate for low swing rates. Therefore, golfers with a low swing rate can hit the ball with maximum power.
The change I mentioned earlier is in the HiBore crown which has been redesigned. Now, it features even lower and deeper weighting to increase the ball’s flight and create ease in hitting.
As you descend the iron number, you would notice that it goes from long hybrid irons to simple short irons. This fluctuation basically results in a change in loft angles that prove to be useful in several different scenarios.
Being an improvement iron set, it is pretty forgiving and easy to hit with. Thus, despite lower swing rates, you can hit the ball straighter and longer thanks to graphite shaft.
Moreover, the additional weighting in the face makes it even more powerful and enhances the speed and distances even further. The point is if you were lagging behind because you could not hit that far, this set has come to your rescue.
The transition from hybrid to short irons comes in handy and allows you to play shots from all around the course. Thus, be it sandpits, shore or the fairway, with the right selection of iron, you can make accurate and precise shots.
In addition, because of the additional strength and larger sweet spot, these irons are pretty forgiving. A larger sweet spot ensures contact with the ball even on mishits. The powerful face takes over from thereon.
An area where we still have not seen much of the improvement is in the paint job. Just like the HB, it starts to wear off after a month or two. However, it does not affect the overall performance so it should not be taken as a deal-breaker.
10. Cobra Golf 2020 T-Rail Combo Set
“Hollow design with Baffler Rails”
Cobra has always put extra effort in making their irons attractive apart from being highly functional and sturdy. Similarly, in this set, Cobra has poured a lot of hard work to make this set a show-stealer. However, looks are not its only features, let’s find out what else you would be getting.
Construction and Technology
Cobra has designed this set for golfers who are having a tough time in lowering their handicap. Therefore, the material in the shafts of this set is graphite. It essentially helps the golfers who have lower swing rates by compensating it with additional flex.
The overall design of the irons basically resembles the hybrid clubs making them versatile and improving playability. It essentially is a hollow design that improves the launch and increases the carrying distances of the club.
Cobra has utilized a new technology called “Baffler Rails”. This is said to improve turf interaction. It glides smoothly through every turf condition consequently giving an accurate loft and launch.
The face features forged design and offers high strength with variable thicknesses. The E9 technology in the face makes sure no distance is left behind when you hit the ball to the pin.
Swing rates do not matter when you are playing with these bad boys. Regardless, how slow (by golf standard) you hit; the ball will go flying towards the pit. Furthermore, because of improved turf interaction, the launch would be great regardless of the surface.
The hollow design imparts power in these which is why their speed is unmatchable. In addition, because of the larger sweet spot, even the largely off-center strikes do not stop you from reaching the target.
However, it is the look that impressed me rather than the actual performance. A clean full black iron surely looks good in the hand, especially on sunny days. You are bound to catch the attention of everybody once you pull it out of the bag, that is how good it is.
11. Titleist T-300
“Cavity Back Design With Max Impact Technology”
Titleist didn’t do quite well with the production of improvement irons back in days. However, with the release of the AP series, the scenario took a complete 180. It was their first improvement series that rocked the market and established its name in improving golfers. Now, again this year, Titleist is coming up with new improvement irons called T-300. Let’s find out what these have to offer.
Construction and Technology
The construction of this set is unique as all the irons have different designs to fulfill the required purpose. The longer blades in T-300 feature tungsten weighting to improve the MOI which gives them power. Shorter blades, on the other hand, do not feature any sort of weightings.
Tungsten proved to be of very little benefit in shorter blades, so the company has removed it. However, it didn’t affect the performance, strength or loft angles of the shorter irons.
Titleist has implemented “Max Impact Technology” which is supposed to deliver maximum distances without sacrificing forgiveness. In order to achieve it, designers have developed a unique polymer similar to what we find in their balls.
The polymer has dampening qualities that improve the acoustics and feel of clubs.
The cavity back model is popular among struggling golfers which is why Titleist has implemented it here as well.
However, it is quite different from what we see in typical improvement irons because of certain changes in design.
The cavity back in these irons is “fast-feeling” and “lively-sounding” and has a thinner topline with less offset, and this gives them a classic look. The profiles of the irons smoothly transition from shorter irons to Vokey wedges.
The performance of these clubs on the field is remarkable and worthy of praise. T-300 irons forgive like none other despite their shorter and narrower face. It has to do with the tungsten weighting that sends the ball to the intended trajectory despite off-center strikes.
As you hit the ball, it goes exactly at the intended trajectory without deviating from its path. Spin rates are much lower with these clubs which increase the distance in every shot by making them go straight.
Loft angles are strong in all irons throughout the set. Shorter irons offer maximum playability even to the single figure players. Because of improved turf interaction and right loft angles, these allow you to play the shot from virtually anywhere in the course.
The design of T-300 does not look like improvement iron, it resembles more with premium irons. Thus, it is bound to catch the attention of everyone when you pull them out on the course.
FAQs [New Golf Irons]
Q. How long does a golf club last?
It depends on the club and the material used in it. Some have the potential to last a complete decade while others wear outs in a month.
Q. Is Titleist coming out in 2020?
Perhaps not, the company released a new series of its clubs in 2019, so they might take a break in 2020.
Q. Do pros use graphite or steel irons?
Pros usually use steel because it offers less flex and solid feel. However, it can vary from person to person
Q. Are graphite irons any good?
Graphite irons offer greater flexes which increase the power at impact. Therefore, people with low swing rates can take maximum advantage of them.
For a golfer, it is wise to keep updating his/her equipment with the passage of time. Therefore, we have tried to enlist some of the innovative designs that are about to or have been released in the market.
My personal favorite among all is the Cobra T-Rail Combo set because of the versatility and good looks.
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