One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to buy expensive irons that are wrong for your game and swing. The right set will fit your game and swing as snugly as a bespoke suit. Choosing the best irons depends on a number of factors other than just your playing ability. The size, shape, flex, material and feel of the clubs are key elements to consider. Price also is a serious consideration.
Pay attention to the grips, which are made from different materials and in different sizes. Make sure they’re comfortable and give you a feeling of control. If you buy used clubs, you can have the grips replaced with ones that suit your game.
Seek out “demo days,” which are held at golf courses and practice ranges. On demo days you can try a variety of new models of irons from one or more top golf companies. You can also get fitting advice.