Smart Shopping for 7-Irons

By Steve Silverman

The 7-iron is one of the most versatile clubs in any golfer's bag. It can be used in any situation when the golfer is 160 yards or less from the green. While most golfers will use a pitching wedge then they are 80 yards or less from the green, some golfers are more comfortable with a 7-iron that can get the ball high in the air or it can be used to punch a low shot that bounces and rolls to the green.

TaylorMade R7 7-Iron

The TaylorMade club is an outstanding club for an intermediate golfer who is looking for accuracy. The TaylorMade R7 features true balance and a golfer is less likely to mishit with this club. Studies have shown that golfers who are trying to hit a draw (right to left movement) accomplish this shot better with the TaylorMade than other clubs.
(Average price in 2009: $79)

Titleist 7-Iron

One of the oldest manufacturers makes a club that is one of the most popular clubs for low-handicap golfers. This blade requires a well-maintained swing of the club to get the most out of your shot. If you play in the low-to-mid 80s, the Titleist 7-iron will help you get the most out of your club.
(Average price in 2009: $89)

Ping 7-Iron

Many golfers and golf pros consider Pings to be the best clubs for golfers at all levels. It is somewhat forgiving if the golfer misses the sweet spot by a few degrees and it will get the ball high in the air to get over trees and other impediments. The Ping is generally considered one of the most comfortable clubs available to the consumer.
(Average price in 2009: $99)

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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