Single Golf Irons
American Golf gladly offers a selection of single irons to accommodate for completing a golfer’s current set or acting as a one-off replacement iron. Single Irons are useful for providing a certain distance gap which isn’t already filled within a golfer’s current iron combination while also being required to supplement a lost, stolen or broken club. A golfer may also wish to take full advantage of the single iron section in order to try a new model by just purchasing an individual iron to try. Our single irons are available across some of golf’s leading brands such as Benross, TaylorMade, Ping, MacGregor and Titleist.
American Golf provides the opportunity for a free custom-fitting on selected single irons. Available both in-store and online our extremely popular free fitting service caters for all golfing requirements. Wle are all built differently, which is why we recommend taking advantage of our renowned custom-fitting service to ensure the single iron is made to measure for you. Our custom-fitting service would run through making sure you purchase the correct single iron for you including the relevant loft, flex and shaft
Our Single irons fitting process would kick start by identifying the correct gap/loft you wish to add or replace in your bag. Single irons can be found in a range of lofts from anything between 18 to 58 degrees. Although Titleist’s latest utility range consists of a U500 and U510 model, the U510 model does deliver a 16 degree 1 driving iron, this would normally be found in a custom order and not stocked as a single iron. Aside from that extremely unusual and difficult piece of equipment to use, the lowest lofted and longest driving iron would therefore start at around 17 and 18 degrees equating to a 2 iron. A 3 iron would follow at around 21 degrees, then a 4 iron at around 24 degrees, a 5 iron at around 27 degrees, a 6 iron at around 30 degrees, a 7 iron at around 34 degrees, an 8 iron at around 38 degrees, a 9 iron at around 42 degrees and typically a pitching wedge between 46 to 48 degrees. Although wedges can be found in a different section, replacement/spare wedges in the form of an iron set can also be found in the single iron department. Therefore the additional lofted clubs that can also be available are a gap/A wedge set at around 50 degrees, a sand wedge at around 54 degrees and a lob wedge at around 58 degrees.
Following the choice of which single iron a player would desire to purchase. Our fitting process would deliver in finding the best shaft option right for the player. The most suitable flex option is dependent on a golfer’s club head speed, the two should correspond with each other in order to match the club’s ability to bend parallel to the speed of the golfer’s swing. Our single iron department includes the option of X-Stiff, Stiff, Regular, Soft Regular and Junior flex. This allows the golfer to feel in complete control of the club head’s path and thus prompting a more confident delivery towards impact. Choosing the correct shaft is critical in order to ensure the golfer receives the full benefit of using these excellent pieces of modern-day golfing equipment.
Within the single irons section, both graphite and steel can be the available shaft option depending on the club’s make and model. While the modern game is edging towards prioritising graphite as the most ideal and sole shaft component situated in a driving iron, the more traditional option of a steel shafted driving iron is still very much alive. The same goes for single irons away from the driving iron style, as all replacement irons depending on the stock available come in both graphite and steel options. Graphite is a slightly more expensive component to steel, but is now massively more favourable in the longer irons as its lightweight and increased forgiving feel allows a golfer to increase their swing speed and thus maximise distance. The more elite player may still favour venturing down the steel route, especially if their ball striking ability is well on point and therefore the player may feel in more control with a sturdier steel shafted single iron. Whether it’s a replacement iron, or a gap filling driving iron, American Golf highly recommends taking advantage of our full free custom-fitting process to ensure that your single iron is made to measure perfect for you.
Single Golf Irons Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you replace golf irons?
As a keen golfer, you should be replacing your golf irons every 3 to 5 years, or every 300 rounds of golf. This is to avoid the wear and tear of well-loved golf irons impacting your game. If you didn’t choose a set for your golf bag and instead chose to purchase single golf irons, it should be easy to work out which need replacing when, especially if you favour using a particular select few. Golf clubs and golf irons are constantly being crafted and innovated by some of the biggest brands in the industry, so replacing your irons every 3 to 5 years also ensures you will stay on top of the new designs and engineering once they reach the market.
What are the lofts of golf irons?
Golf irons’ lofts tend to span between 18 degrees and 43 degrees. Breaking these down, a standard 2 iron has 18 degrees of loft, 4 irons around 24 degrees, 5 irons around 27 degrees, 6 irons at 31 degrees, 7 irons at 35 degrees, an 8 iron between 37 to 39 degrees, and finally the 9 iron between 41 and 43 degrees of loft. A higher loft indicates a golf iron that has higher forgiveness and a higher launch, and golf irons with lower lofts offer greater distance and tighter lines. If you’re considering new single golf irons or are ready to upgrade, use our store locator to arrange a fitting, or take a look at a custom fit for brands like Ping.
Which golf irons to buy?
This depends on how seasoned a golfer you are. For confident, regular players, you won’t need the same forgiveness that a casual player or beginner would need. Therefore, the golf irons to buy for more proficient players would have a lower loft with greater distance and precision. If you’re a seasoned golfer who doesn’t struggle to control their shots and accuracy, then lower loft single golf irons are the right option for you. For those who aren’t as confident in their golf game, golf irons with higher lofts will have higher forgiveness but will potentially compromise on distance and pin-point precision.