ClubTest 2016: 30 New Irons Rated and Reviewed

March 11, 2016

Edited by Rob Sauerhaft; Reviews by Michael Chwasky, Mark Dee and Alana Johnson

This year’s shiny new irons have it all: hot faces with great feel, improved sole designs to handle any lie, mass where you need it for better ball flight — plus extra help for those longer, hard-to-hit shots. Which of these 30 models perform best? To find out, 40 ClubTesters smacked thousands of balls during two weeks of testing at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.

Our research partner, Hot Stix Golf, custom-fit each tester and used TrackMan to record ball speeds, launch angles and spin rates. You can get similar, personalized data when you work with qualified fitters.

Our reviews fall into three groups: Better Player (most maneuverable), Game Improvement, and Max Game Improvement (most forgiving). So…let’s hit it!


Callaway Apex CF 16

Cobra King F6

Ben Hogan PTx

Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged

Nike Vapor Fly Pro

Nike Vapor Fly

Ping G

TaylorMade M2

Titleist 716 AP1

Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Tungsten

Wilson Staff C200


Callaway Apex Pro

Cobra King Forged Tec

Ben Hogan Ft. Worth

Mizuno MP-25

Ping i

TaylorMade PSi

Titleist 716 AP2

Tour Edge Exotics EXi

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5


Adams Blue

Bridgestone JGR

Callaway XR OS

Cobra Max

Mizuno JPX-EZ

Ping G Max

Srixon Z 355

TaylorMade AeroBurner

Tour Edge Exotics EXd

Wilson Staff Defy