These Are the New Golf Irons in Pro Shops Now

The latest sets for golfers thinking about new irons

The following list spotlights the newest golf irons hitting the retail market now - iron sets (and sometimes individual irons) that run the gamut from "players irons" (for low-handicappers) to super-game improvement irons for beginners and high-handicappers.

So explore what's new in golf irons, and remember that this page is frequently updated with newer sets appearing at the top.

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TaylorMade M3 and M4 Irons

TaylorMade M4 irons, this one a 6-iron
An M4 6-iron by TaylorMade. TaylorMade Golf

In 2017, TaylorMade Golf released the M1 and M2 sets of irons. Now, the next generation in the M Series is ready, and it consists of the M3 and M4 irons.

What's new about these new irons? The big change is the introduction of tech that TaylorMade calls RIBCOR (for "rib core").

RIBCOR, TaylorMade explains, is "a new internal support system ... that works in synergy with TaylorMade’s proven Face Slot Technology to achieve increased ballspeed across the entire face." That means better distance, and another benefit, according to the company, is tighter dispersion.

The company's taglines are "straight distance with incredible forgiveness" for the M4 irons; and "straight distance for the discerning golfer" for the M3 irons. The M3 set is the one designed more with lower-handicappers in mind.

Both sets become available at retail on Feb. 16, 2018. The M4 irons are priced at $899 per set with steel shafts, $999 with graphite shafts. The M4 irons are priced at $999 at $1,199, respectively.

For more details about club specs and other technologies, visit

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Cobra F8 Irons

Cobra King F8 irons
Cobra Golf

The Cobra F8 irons, with several sets in the family, are scheduled to reach retail outlets beginning Feb. 2, 2018. The clubs include built-in connectivity and performance-tracking through the Cobra Connect system that uses grips enabled with Arccos game-tracking electronics.

The Arccos-powered Cobra Connect system uses embedded sensors in the grips to automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot. It works in conjunction with the Arccos 360 smartphone application, which also provides advanced rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses.

Included in the King F8 family of irons are the base set, the Cobra King F8, plus the King F8 One Length, a set of single-length irons. Men's and women's versions are available, and golfers can go with an all-iron set or choose a combo set that combines hybrids and irons.

The MAPs range from $799 to $999, depending on set configuration and shaft choice. Visit for more info.

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TaylorMade M CGB

TaylorMade M CGB iron
TaylorMade Golf

TaylorMade's M CGB irons set is a super-game improvement extension of the M Series of irons from the company. The M CGB irons include much of the same technology found in the brand's M1 and M2 irons; for example, Speed Pocket, Face Slots, 360-degree undercut and Inverted Cone.

But the M CGB irons target higher MOIs for added forgiveness, through the use of tungsten weighting and an ultra-thin leading edge, plus an extremely low and back center of gravity position.

The result, TaylorMade says, is an iron with constistently high CORs throughout - CORs that are "hotter" than in any previous irons by the company.

The TaylorMade M CGB irons are scheduled for retail on Sept. 29, 2017. They come in a 4-PW set configuration, with A-wedge and sand wedge also available. The 8-piece set with Nippon NS Pro 840 steel shafts has an MSRP of $1,199.99. With UST Recoil 460 ES graphite shafts the MSRP is $1,399.99.

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TaylorMade P790 Irons

TaylorMade P790 Irons
TaylorMade Golf

The newest addition to TaylorMade's P700 Series lineup of irons is the P790 set. The P790 irons are pitched by TaylorMade as "a forged players distance iron engineered with new SpeedFoam Technology for golfers seeking the forged look and feel of a players iron with increased distance, forgiveness and playability."

The P790s keep many features that appeal to better golfers, such as a medium-sized clubhead, a thinner topline and reduced offset. The forging is another appeal to better golfers, and the clubs are built to provide the workability and ball flight characteristics those golfers want.

The SpeedFoam Technology shows up inside the hollow-body clubheads and provides clubface support and vibration-dampening. The clubheads have higher MOI ratings compared to previous players irons by TaylorMade, adding more forgiveness.

TaylorMade's P790 irons are scheduled to reach retail on Sept. 15, 2017, in the United States and Canada, and Sept. 29 everywhere else. The stock steel shaft is the True Temper Dynamic Gold 105; the stock graphite shaft the UST Mamiya Recoil 760/780 ES SmacWrap. With steel, the MSRP is $1,300; with graphite, $1,500. See for more info.

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2 New Models of Cleveland Launcher Irons

Cleveland Golf Launcher CBX irons
Cleveland's Launcher CBX irons. Cleveland Golf

Cleveland Golf's Launcher franchise is a long-running and well-known equipment brand. Now the company has two new sets of Launcher irons ready for retail launch in North America on Sept. 15, 2017. Those sets are the Launcher CBX irons and the Launcher HB irons.

Launcher CBX Irons
The spin technology found in Cleveland Golf's wedges is incorporated into these irons, which boast a forgiving cavityback design. That includes Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milling. The set is seven pieces. With steel shafts the men's set has an MAP of $699.99; with graphite shafts, the men's and women's models are priced at $799.99.

Launcher HB Irons
This new version of the Launcher HB set again has fully hollow clubheads and is built for extreme forgiveness. That includes a HiBore crown in the hybrid-like design, which helps create a higher launch angle and more distance than in traditional cavityback irons. With steel shafts the men's set has an MAP of $699.99; with graphite shafts, the men's and women's models are priced at $799.99.

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Mizuno: 4 Models of MP-18 Irons

Mizuno MP-18 Irons MMC Fli-Hi
The MMC Fli-Hi model of Mizuno MP-18 irons. Mizuno

Mizuno Golf has new MP irons set to debut at retail outlets beginning in September 2018: The MP-18 irons, in four models.

Golfers who love classic-shaped irons, with clean lines, thin toplines and thin (or at least thinner compared to most other of today's irons) soles will like the look(s). The topline on the MP-18s is even cambered, to make it appear even thinner.

Such looks tend to appeal most to better golfers, and that's the target for Mizuno's new irons. Although the MP-18 options do include more forgiving irons, too.

The four models are:

  • MP-18: The clubhead size is smaller than the preceding MP-4 and MP-5 sets, but the sole - while still thin - is just a smidge wider compared to the MP-4s. The shorter irons - 7-iron through PW - are even more compact to appeal to the best golfers.
  • MP-18 SC: The SC is for split cavity. Relative to the MP-18 base model, the SC irons have wider soles and thicker toplines, plus more height on the clubface.
  • MP-18 MMC: The MMC is for multi-metal construction. The long irons include eight grams of titanium on the perimeter and 20 grams of tungsten in the toe to boost MOI. The clubhead is still small, but the sweetspot is larger than in the previous two MP-18 models.
  • MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi: These come in 2-iron through 6-iron and are a more forgiving option that can integrated into the other MP-18 sets.

All the MP-18 irons have MSRPs of $150 per club. The stock shafts are the Dynamic Gold S300 for the MP-18; the KBS Tour Stiff for the MP-18 SC; and the Nippon Modus 120 Stiff for the MP-18 MMC.

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Cobra F-MAX Irons (Variable-Length and Single-Length)

The F-MAX One Length irons set by Cobra Golf
Cobra Golf's F-MAX One Length irons. Cobra Golf

Cobra Golf's latest sets of iron are called F-MAX. They are super-game-improvement irons (designed for golfers who need the most help, but playable by all) and come in two models: the traditional set (variable length), and a single-length set. Each set also comes in both men's and women's versions.

Both sets promote clubhead speed with ligher shafts and lighter swingweights. They come with midsized grips, a little larger than is standard on most iron sets.

A progressive offset design boosts trajectory and adds a draw bias, and the center-of-gravity location is positioned to also aid in achieving a straighter, higher ball flight.

The F-MAX One Length version is built with all clubs the length and swingweight of a traditional 7-iron.

The One Length set includes five clubs (6-iron through PW) with an MSRP of $499; the women's single-length set, priced the same, includes the 7-PW plus sand wedge.

The Cobra F-MAX Irons (variable length) come in a 7-piece set (5-PW plus gap wedge) with a price of $599. There are several other configurations available that incorporate Cobra hybrids into the mix. See for details. All the Cobra F-MAX sets reach retail beginning Aug. 18, 2017.

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Ping G400

Ping G400 irons
Ping G400 iron. Ping Golf

The Ping G400 irons are built to fly high and far. How so? Part of the puzzle is the COR-Eye Technology that combines a new top rail undercut. That helps boost face flexion to catapult the ball off the face.

That face, according to Ping, is thinner than traditional stainless steel faces and creates 18-percent more flexing relative to previous generations of Ping irons.

The G400 irons have a composite back-cavity badge that helps tame vibration and manage sound. Along with the Hydropearl Chrome finish, those are nice visual and acoustical touches.

But the key for Ping is the set's high-trajectory, high-distance performance, for softer landings on greens. The Ping G400 irons carry MSRPs of $125 per iron with steel shafts and $137.50 per iron with graphite shafts. See for more info.

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Two New Players Irons from Miura

Miura Golf's 2017 players irons
Miura Golf

"Players irons" is the term golfers used for sets that are built for and markets to low-handicappers. The best golfers, in other words.

And Miura Golf had two new sets of players irons on offer:

  • CB-1008: The CB-1008 irons are forged but have cavitybacks and wider soles than typically found in Miura irons, creating more forgiveness and stability. The deeper center-of-gravity position also helps boost the launch angle, particularly in the mid- and long irons. The MAP is $279 per iron.
  • MB-5005: The MB-5005 irons is a muscleback but with a notch in the muscle that removes and redistributes 15 grams of weight. The blade is lengthened (heel-to-toe), a look at address that may provide a confidence boost in some golfers (shorter blades being associated with trickier contact). The MAP is $329 per iron.
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Miura CB-2008

Miura CB 2008 irons
Miura Golf

Don't let the "2008" fool you, a new line from the popular Miura CB-2008 series hit the market in June of 2017.

Miura Golf is a Japanese brand best-known for its high-end forgings, but the CB-2008 iron set includes many game-improvement features while sticking with the forged manufacturing process.

"The CB-2008 epitomizes how advancements in technology can be delivered to golfers of all skill levels," said Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf.

The irons in the set have midsized clubheads (most Miura irons have very compact heads) with wider soles and larger sweet spots. That design allows for a lower center of gravity and more forgiveness, both of which are also attributable to the pocket cavity-backs.