The name of the game in golf is to hit the ball more accurately and further. The reality is most recreational golfers who play occasionally want that distance, but won’t put in the time to practice to get tour-level precision.
Enter the Air Force One APX Game Improvement Iron set. Before you determine anything that says game improvement can’t apply to you, take note that many tour players don’t play with blade irons, they have some cavity back irons as even they don’t hit it precise all the time. Even more true with the Champions and the LPGA tours, and they are pretty good golfers.
Now add the interesting technology of these clubs – thin faces where the club is charged with nitrogen gas, so the ball gets extra zing. Nitrogen is used in shock absorbers because the gas molecules are very stable and predictable. So, inject a certain amount of gas combined with the face dimensions and you get a predictable spring-like golf ball launch.
Originally a part of Powebilt Golf, Air Force One is now a stand-alone company focusing on its proprietary technology as of the start of 2016.
Golfers need different qualities based upon the length of the shot required, so the AFX club sets have three different club head configurations within the set. The two longest clubs, the 3-4 Nitrogen Charged hybrids, feature 17-4 stainless steel heads that are internally pressurized with Nitrogen.
The 5-7-irons utilize a Nitrogen Charged, 431 Stainless Steel clubhead, each being hollow inside — delivering power and a solid feel. The oversized clubface and heads have a progressive offset that aids getting the ball airborne easier, and that appears to be a good idea when you are trying to hit the green from 180 yards away.
Shots close in can use a little zing combined with accuracy, so the Nitrogen souped up 8-PW irons feature an oversized face, progressive offset and an undercut cavity back to aid in getting the ball up and airborne.
Now, the superb part. These are very reasonable for what you get in the dollar versus technology department. $499 for a complete set, and there are some custom options within that ordering process plus a 30-day performance guaranty. And shipping is included. Don’t expect to see these at the two biggest box golf stores anytime soon. When you work on commission, then a $499 set of irons is not as attractive to sell to the customer versus the average of $799.
Additionally, their drivers using the same nitrogen technology come up high on the playability list over the last three years as well. For the purist concerned about the rules, these clubs are USGA legal.
So the bottom line is you get some fascinating technology that has been proven in other industries, why not golf?