Dan Box
By Dan Box

In recent years the golf equipment world has seen the growth of a brand-new category of irons - Players Distance.

These are designed to look like a blade which is aimed at an elite or single figure golfer, but perform more like a game improvement iron with plenty of forgiveness, easy launch and stronger lofts for distance.

Callaway and TaylorMade are two of the biggest names in the iron game, but which of their latest players distance irons comes out on top in this head to head of their flagship models in 2022? Find out what we think here...

Callaway Rogue ST Pro Irons

Callaway Rogue ST Pro Irons

RRP: £949 (4-PW)

Callaway call the Rogue ST Pro their fastest players irons, designed for single digit handicappers and featuring all the best technologies of the Rogue ST range but in a compact profile.

The irons again use Callaway's AI technology to generate a Flash Face Cup, promoting a higher launch and faster ball speeds for more distance right across the face. This is also aided by the addition of 48g of tungsten weighting, an increase of 188% over the previous Mavrik irons.

You can also read the full written review HERE.

TaylorMade P790 Irons

TaylorMade P790 Irons

RRP: £1149 (4-PW)

The P790 has been the industry standard when it comes to irons of this type, and they continue to go from strength to strength in providing an iron with blade like looks and plenty of forgiveness with this latest update.

TaylorMade have used 69% lighter SpeedFoam Air in the irons to save weight which can be redistributed to offer better launch, whilst a thin-wall construction and face produce faster ball speeds and a better feel.

You can also read the full written review HERE.

Which should you use?

Both of these irons are excellent in looks and performance, and they fit into a category that so many golfers would benefit from if they could find a way to set aside their 'golf ego' and give themselves a little more help.

The beauty of irons like these two is that other golfers won't even realise that they aren't blades when they look in your bag, so you can keep the dream alive for that bit longer even if your handicap is not quite where you wish it was.

The TaylorMade P790s are aimed more towards the mid-handicappers as they are geared slightly more towards easy launch and feature a slightly bigger blade length which will inspire more confidence in those people who struggle with their iron game.

The Rogue ST Pros are probably more suitable for the single figure golfer, perhaps a good player who is losing a bit of speed or isn't the most consistent ball striker, as they tend to be a little sleeker than the P790 - particularly in the long irons.

As always though, we suggest that you test these irons for yourself before deciding which is best for you. Watching our reviews, doing your research and getting a proper iron fitting is essential to make sure that you're giving yourself the best chance to score well.

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