March 14

Best Golf Clubs for Lefties- Irons

Equipment Reviews


The Best Golf Clubs for Lefties on a Budget!

It's hard to find golf clubs for the discerning lefty.  It's even harder when you're a lefty that wants quality, but are on a budget.

We can commiserate together as lefty golfers- or we can do something about it!

Look, I get it; I'm a lefty, too! 

My favorite irons were a set of Acer XF Pro's that I got from Hireko Golf many years ago.  I used them for almost a decade, because I just couldn't find anything that could beat them.  Not until recently, when I forced myself to.

It wasn't because they were broken or stopped working; a fellow golfer that was in a bind needed a set of irons, and I gifted them to him.  No, I don't regret it.

But what about you, someone looking for the best golf clubs for lefties, but has monetary restrictions?  There isn't always a Left-Handed Golf Angel out there, ready to donate his favorite irons to the cause.  You gotta find something that'll work!

Like my similar article for righties, the caveat is that these clubs will be component brands.  They're not looking to be on TV; they want to give you high-quality, yet affordable, golf clubs.  You can either build these yourself, or someone like me can do it for you!

Acer XV irons

Acer XV, by Hireko Golf

The first option is based on my favorite model, the aforementioned XF's.  

These are the current-gen, and, unfortunately, they stopped offering the Pro model for lefties.

The normal model XV's will be fine for most golfers, though.  Compared to the Pro model, these have a little more offset and less bounce.  For example, the XV (7-iron) has an offset of 6.5mm and two degrees of bounce.  The Pro model has 2.4mm of offset and six degrees of bounce.

A good deal for $9.95 a head!

Maltby ST-i OS irons

Maltby ST-i OS, by the GolfWorks

These are similar to the right-handed version, only made a little bigger (hence the "OS").

Unlike other oversized irons, which do instill confidence in most golfers that try them, the ST-i OS is different from others.  The designers specifically built them to have the Center of Gravity (CG) located below the ball's equator when at address and impact.  You get real help getting the ball airborne!

Size aside, these differ from their righty counterpart because they lack the rubber pins in the cavity.  Some may view this as a negative, but it's really up to you.  For $14.99 a head, it's still worth it.

pinhawk single length irons

Pinhawk SL irons, by Pinhawk Golf

OK; so, as a lefty, there aren't many single-length irons out there.  But these Pinhawks aren't too bad, at $18.95 a head.

Couple them with an affordable shaft and grip, and you'll still come out well ahead of a new, or slightly new, set of single-length Cobra's.

They're made of 431 stainless steel.  Not carbon steel... but does it matter?

If you're curious about the "one swing" concept and happen to be left-handed, these are your most affordable option.

Alpha Silver Diamond MDC Tour irons

Silver Diamond MDC, by Alpha Golf

If you want a more "modern traditional" blade, but feel like you're missing out because the clubs you're looking at are either 

  • A. Non-existent (because, you know... you're a lefty), or
  • B. Too expensive

You're in luck!  Alpha makes some high-quality (and expensive) club heads, but they tone it down a notch ($16.95/head) with the Silver Diamond MDC's.

You get the modern traditional lofts- a 31-degree 6-iron/47-degree PW- so expect these to lose some distance.  If you have good forward shaft lean at impact, however, don't sweat it.

Silver Diamond Big S irons

Silver Diamond Big S, by Custom Golf Stop

Another Silver Diamond offering!  At $11.95 a head, these are more "big brother" to the MDC's.

In that sense, I mean they're literally bigger; the MDC's are blade-style, the Big S is thicker and has a higher MOI.  Meaning, they have more innate forgiveness (though don't forget about a custom fitting- it can help any club play better for you!).

If you follow the link, I don't know why CSG calls them "Taylormade clones", because they're really not.  Besides, there's a whole discussion about that I've had before, if you want to read it.

Finding the best golf clubs for lefties- specifically in component form- is hard.

For real; it's kind of why I held on to those XF Pro's for so long.  It was like a perfect storm for me, and finding that combination since has been rather difficult.

I Can Build These For You!

If these options appeal to you, don't hesitate to check them out.  Just click the (non-affiliate) links.  If you're able, you can build them yourself; if not, use the contact form below.  You can tell me what you want, we can go over shaft and grip options, build options, and I'll send you a quote!

About the author 

Justin Blair

Justin Blair is the founder of Green Lantern Golf. When he isn't bringing his 10+ years of excellent craftsmanship experience to golf club fitting, building, and repair, he's geeking out about Star Wars (he's watched them all about 8,437 times!) and things like the MCU and LOTR, he's drinking mead and craft brews. If you wanna know more, check out my About Page!

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