Equipment

Golf irons & changing conditions


Sion Bebb

11 September 2023

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Broadly speaking, there’s summer golf and then there’s winter golf. Both seasons have their ups-and-downs. You may love the warmth in summer and the tee being freer in the winter, but how do you prepare your game for the changing of the season? How does golf change?

As we creep into autumn, you’ll be wanting to have your thermals and mittens nearby for when you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. It’s sensible to be dressed for the colder weather, but one thing you may not be aware of is how it can affect your clubs. Please join us as we explain how the latest TaylorMade golf irons will help see you through the wintertime.

 

Adapting your game to winter golf

TaylorMade P790 irons
TaylorMade P790 golf irons

Conditions in the colder months can have a significant effect on how the game is played. For example, the colder temperatures reduce the elasticity of the metal in your irons. This means they won’t bend as fluidly as when you’re playing in the warmer months as there’s less efficient transfer of energy from the golf iron to the ball.

Another thing to consider is that colder air is denser, so there will be more resistance acting on your ball as it travels through the air. So in short, the cold temperature affects will give you slightly less distance on your shots through the bag. Keep in mind you may need to club-up when you’re out on the course this winter.

The ground is also wetter and muddier in winter, so when you come down onto the ball it can be harder to make a clean connection with the turf. While we hate hitting muddy shots or playing on difficult lies, it’s important to anticipate them. It’s good planning to have an extra towel in your bag to keep your clubs in working order should you be hitting through murky turf.

These are just some of the reasons why winter golf is more difficult than in the summer. If you want to keep playing happy all year round, you’ll need to be heading out on the course with golf irons that are appropriate for you.

 

Which golf irons should you try?

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As you can see from the illustration above, TaylorMade makes a variety of quality golf clubs and different models that cater to players of specific abilities.

The Stealth HD irons are perfect for higher handicap players that are looking to gain some consistency and improve their scoring. These irons have been engineered to give you distance above all else, and provide you with a slight draw-biased ball flight. This is a great choice of club to help you stay on the fairway as the rough gets wetter and boggier.

TaylorMade wants to see you succeed on the golf course, and their brand new P790 golf irons will see you breaking new boundaries and shooting lower scores. The mass has been distributed in these irons to give you better launch and playability in your longer irons and more control in your shorter irons. These irons also have a large sweet spot so if you strike the ball well it’ll go right where you want it to. And my word, don't they look pure!

If you’re a low handicap player and are on the lookout for some blade-like irons that will let you hit a variety of shot shapes, you’ll be very taken with the latest P770 irons. TaylorMade has refined the features on these clubs, giving it less offset, a thinner topline, and shorter length to make it even more visually pleasing than previous models.

Don’t let the changing of the seasons put you off your golf! There’s no better feeling than mastering your iron shots. If you’re on the lookout for some new irons, we’d be more than happy to help, just contact us in the pro shop.

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