Watch Those Grooves
One of the least heralded innovations, which has had the biggest impact on the way that the game is played, is the design of your grooves.
Ping introduced 'U' grooves that increased the amount of back spin imparted on the golf ball, even from the rough.
That little innovation has resulted in the emergence of 'bombers & gougers', who can attack the pin from the rough (gouge) after a wild shot from the tee (bomb).
The USGA equipment rules team is now attempting to close down the way that the grooves are designed an introducing restrictions (as they have done with head sizes, COR and MOI).
There is no question that if you are serious about your golf game and are looking for a high quality forged Iron set then you are going to be looking at Titleist Irons.
What I like about the Tileist Irons is that they bring all the traditional quality of Titleist precision together with modern design. A thinner face allows a deeper cavity to be constructed and the 10 grams saved is used to position weight to the perimeter and to optimise the CoG positioning. That will mean a club that is much easier to use for all golfers up to a 16 handicap.
Look at the hosels and you will see how weight is redistributed lower on the long irons (to make it easier for you to get the ball airborne) and slightly higher on the shorter irons (offering you more control).
Along with all these benefits the Titleist Irons come with all the expected qualities, especially feel. Notice the Vibration Dampening Chip on the rear of the club to reduce unwanted feedback and to strengthen the face. Great clubs, but if you are considering a new set of Irons talk to me and I can translate the marketing noise into a good description of how a particular club will help your golf game.