My top 10 irons 2018 list has a few rules. And I make the rules so you’re not allowed to argue.

Firstly, I’m not saying these are ‘the best’ irons out there. I’m saying that from all the irons I have hit over the past 12-18 months, these are my favourite from each brand.

So there’s only one model per brand which made this list even trickier to put together and most brands have a few models which I really like.

And remember, I am a mid-handicap golfer so have made my choices based on the irons I would be most happy putting in my bag for the 2018 season.

There are some lovely sleek blades out there which would get a lot of people’s vote but I’m not convinced they are going to help me shoot my best scores.

Feel free to have your say in the comments section or tweet me @JamesSavageNCG

Since this list was created we have also reviewed the Ping i500 and i210, the Mizuno JPX919 and the Srixon Z85 range.

10. Top 10 irons 2018 – Cleveland Launcher HB

Best irons 2018

So easy and fun to use. These are ideal for players who need a bit of help getting the ball in the air.

I need the opposite so out of all the irons here this is the model I’d be least likely to take on the course.

But it’s great to see a brand investing in this type of club as I think it will help lots of golfers enjoy the game more.


Men’s steel Set (5-PW): £570 (single iron: £95)
Men’s graphite set (5-PW): £648 (single iron: £108)
Women’s graphite set (5-PW): £648 (single iron: £108)

Read and watch our full review here.

More information can be found on the Cleveland website.

James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

Handicap: 17

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