Best New Super Game-Improvement Irons
Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the award-winning super game-improvement irons on the 2016 Hot List.
Released on 2/2/2016
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The visual aspect is a big problem
in Super Game Improvement Irons because
more people should be using Super Game Improvement Irons,
but they won't use them because
they're worried about the look down here
when they should be focused on the look out there.
Or the look on the score card.
I mean, you know,
I actually played Super Game Improvement Irons
for about a year and a half because
I simply found they made the game easier.
You know, I'm a single digit player and
most people wouldn't think that,
and they're lookin' at me going,
Why do you have these in your bag?
And I'm just like,
You're not trying to make the game harder,
you're trying to make it easier.
But, still, most of the designs of these things
are targeted for slower swingers,
you know, beginning golfers who need a lot of help,
Grandma and Grandpa who can't quite haul the mail
like they used to with their swing speed.
You know, and they've done a great job,
and part of the way they do that is, I mean,
look at the size of this thing.
That's like Shaquille O'Neal's shoe on the bottom of this,
it's so wide.
But what it does is
it brings all the weight down to the bottom
and it accomplishes two things by having the wide sole.
All the weights down so it's gonna help them
get the ball in the air, and then as you know,
the tendency of those less skilled,
is they're gonna hit it fat a lot of the times.
This helps them plow through the turf and get through there,
and get a reasonable result out of it.
Yeah, and there are lots of other subtle things
that they do to help this type of player, right?
The shafts routinely are lighter weight,
whether they're steel or graphite.
I mean super light weight shafts that maybe better,
higher swing-speed players wouldn't wanna play.
Yeah, and some are even more flexible in the tip
to help get that little extra kick.
Yeah, gettin' a little extra kick.
And we don't have good players in our process
hit Super Game Improvement Iron.
But I will tell you that every time
we have a 10, 11, 12 handicap with a
Super Game Improvement Iron, they take two swings
and they say, This is un-frickin' believable
how easy it is to hit these clubs.
Which is why a lot of them, including some tour players,
have them in their bag for their long irons, right?
I mean, long irons are hard to hit
for literally every skill level.
These make them almost foolproof,
but, like you're saying, people need to get over them.
What you're playing there, that's not a hybrid.
Well, it is a hybrid, but it's a 6 Iron.
Yeah, and again, you're talking about larger head size.
When you make the head size larger,
you make that trampoline a little bit more effective,
especially off center.
I need help.
I don't generate a lot of club head speed.
I need help because I need more distance
from those center hits, but I need more help on
those miss hits.
And that's what a Super Game Improvement Iron is gonna do.
It's gonna make the game better than
your ability level would lead you to believe.
Yeah, and I know that first hand.
Professionally we know that.
But personally, my 18 year old son,
big strapping guy, 6' 3,
you'd think would never.
I put a set of these in his hands,
he started gettin' the ball up in the air.
The eyes widened.
And you know what?
Now he can't wait to play golf.
And when someone can't wait to play golf,
then a club's served its purpose.