Ladies Golf Irons
Selecting ladies golf irons for your golf bag can be a very complex decision. With so many different options on the market, you may be left feeling confused as to which ones are right for you.
Just like golf balls, putters and drivers, ladies golf irons are designed for the feminine touch. More specifically, they are made shorter, lighter (with more flex) and with a slower swing speed in mind. At first glance, you might think these qualities will hurt your chances for stellar golfing, but its quite the contrary.
The fact that ladies irons are lighter and designed for a slower swing speed will actually (or hopefully!) lower your golf score.
Okay, we know that ladies clubs are different from men's. But what gets more confusing is the techie stuff behind the way the various ladies irons are made. For example, there are ladies golf irons designed for those of you who want to improve your game (isn't that most of us?). But certain irons are better suited for the more experienced, or lower handicap players (my hat is off to you gals).
If you are new to the game, or an average player, I would definitely suggest a graphite shaft over a steel shaft. Graphite is lighter and will give you greater ease and speed when swinging.
I'm a lightweight so swinging a steel shaft club would be like me swinging a sledgehammer. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but pretty close. I prefer lightweight - and the girlier the better!
If you're a beginner or having challenges hitting the ball straight, choose irons with maximum forgiveness. Yes, even ladies golf irons can be forgiving, and thank goodness for that. A larger club head with perimeter weighting (basically meaning that the "sweet spot" for hitting the ball correctly is a larger space), is going to help you.
The choices for ladies irons go even further, including blade style club heads, cavity backed, forged blade, etc. I'm not super technical by nature, so I won't attempt to go there, but there are some great sites that dive deeper into the mechanics of various types of clubs. Ladiesgolfirons.com has great information and reviews on ladies irons if you want to get educate yourself even more before making a purchase.
Some good brands that make great irons for beginners to mid-range golfers include, Nike, Ping , Adams and TaylorMade.
As always, the best thing to do is talk to a golf pro, or take a lesson and see what she would suggest after watching you swing.
I'd love to get your feedback on the irons you use! Whether you are a beginner or advanced, please share with us your favorite clubs and why they are a favorite.
For tips on using various clubs, visit the golf tips for women page .