Best New Super Game-Improvement Irons 2018

Golf Digest editors E. Michael Johnson and Ashley Mayo discuss why super game improvement irons matter and what kind of golfer needs them most.

Released on 1/30/2018

Transcript

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So with all the help that game improvement irons offer,
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does anyone really need to consider
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super game improvement irons?
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[Mike] You bet.
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People who are in this category,
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every swing is a random event.
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They need help with launch, they need help with speed,
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they need help with forgiveness,
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All the help.
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[Mike] A conversation with Mr. Green in Regulation,
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is a pipe dream for most of 'em,
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but in this category, help is on the way.
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[Ashley] And so do manufacturers provide that help?
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Do we see thicker toplines, is that one of the ways?
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Well, thicker toplines give you a confidence
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and address and certainly if you are more confident,
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that you're gonna hit a good shot,
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you're gonna hit a good shot.
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They also have wide soles, as you know,
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so they're able to move a lotta weight, really low.
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[Mike] I mean, in some instances, 50, 60, 70 grams
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of tungsten weighting is down low just to help these people
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get the ball in the air.
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And then lastly, is the speed component.
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To launch the ball in the air, you need some sort of speed.
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If you are a slow swinger, how do you get that?
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In this category, a lot of the options have
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graphite shafts.
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[Ashley] Yeah.
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[Mike] Often really light-weight.
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[Ashley] And so what kind of golfer,
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if someone is sitting at home
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and watching this, and they have -
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they want a list of questions to ask themselves
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in order to kind of diagnose themselves into this category,
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what would you say one or two or three of those
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questions should be?
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Yeah, well for starters, they need to be
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brutally honest with themselves, right.
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A lot of people don't even wanna look at this category,
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because they don't wanna admit that their game needs help.
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That's number one.
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But if you're hitting a lot of fat shots,
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or you're not getting the ball in the air very easily
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those would be two signs right here,
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that the clubs in this category can really help you.
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So no shame, these clubs are designed for a reason
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and you shouldn't be embarrassed about using them.
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There's nothing embarrassing about playing better golf.
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Nothing.
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