What Are Forged Golf Clubs?

By Patrick Foley

There are two main processes in which irons are produced. The two processes of producing irons are forging and casting. Forged irons take a more expensive process but create very strong, durable clubs. Forging irons is a meticulous process in which a piece of metal is placed between two mallets or presses and is slammed and pressed into a certain shape. The metal piece is then finely machined and drilled until a perfect club head is formed.

Creation of Forged Irons

Forged irons go through a much more hands-on and expensive process. Therefore the average forged irons cost more then cast-produced clubs. These irons are formed by skilled workers who heat the metal up and pound the iron into shape.


Forged irons are extremely durable due to the process in which they are created from a single piece of metal. Unlike clubs formed by casting, there are no weak spots caused by naturally occuring gas bubbles when pour the molten metal. 


Feel is increased in forged irons, which means mis-hits can be felt easier. This helps a golfer know how he is hitting the ball.

Common Misconceptions

Many feel that shots struck by forged irons go farther than those of cast-processed irons, but that isn't true. Power is determined by the mechanics of the golfer's swing, not the club head.

Choosing Forged Clubs

Determining the types of irons that you want to use should be done on personal feel and performance. Whatever feels right for the golfer is what he should choose.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.


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