Argolf AR-F35 Irons Review

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Easy to hit with abundant forgiveness, the Argolf AR-F35 irons are all about making golf more enjoyable.  Interesting looks, satisfying feel.

Introduction

Although Argolf has exhibited steady growth over the five years we’ve been covering them, they’ve retained that boutique moniker – offering not only unique, high quality putters and irons, but also the associated personalized service we all crave.  So it was no surprise that I was greeted on the Argolfusa website while researching the AR-F35 irons with this popup:  “Get our experts’ advice on your purchase! Have a PGA Pro call you back!”  What a great way to ensure the customer gets the best putter or club for them when they can’t visit the Argolf fitting studio or one of their affiliate shops.  Cheers to team Argolf – now on to the review.

Looks

While many products in the Argolf family achieve eye appeal by way of precision milling, the cast AR-F35 irons rely more on balanced lines and interesting curves.  In the bag, the arch framing the cavity drew me in for a closer look, which led to the discovery that it’s formed by a deep undercut.  The thick silver point of the badging creates an interesting juxtaposition.

The toe is tall, but new golfers and those who struggle with consistent contact should find the face inviting.  The sole is wide but in balance with the overall head size.  The top line is of moderate thickness with crisp edges that provide a slimming effect.

And for golfers looking for something truly unique, Argolf can create a distinctive mokume finish as shown above.

Sound & Feel

The AR-F35’s had a crisp feel at contact with both Surlyn and urethane covered golf balls.  Equally satisfying was the moderate ‘snap’ sound that was consistent across the face.  Determining strike location took some concentration which isn’t startling for irons designed for forgiveness.  Golfers looking for feedback should check out the Argolf AR-F15 irons [full review HERE].

Performance

It’s always a nice feeling when the first swing with a new club launches the ball effortlessly down the range, which was exactly what happened with the 7 iron I initially grabbed.  As I hit more balls, the AR-F35 irons continued to demonstrate how easy they were to hit.  The Argolf website states that the irons are designed for golfers with moderate swing speed, so I’m a good match, but clearly the perimeter weighting was enhancing the playability – and enjoyment.

Trajectories across the set were a fairly normal, mid height.  I was gaining a few extra yards over my gamers, but nothing dramatic.  It was when I turned on the grouping feature while reviewing data collected with my FlightScope Mevo+ [full review HERE] that the AR-F35’s consistency really jumped out.  The left/right dispersion was fairly typical for me, but the flatness of the oval distance wise was certainly noteworthy – and welcome.

Spin was a bit on the low side, but with typical game improvement lofts the irons strike a nice balance between distance and playability.  To find the right balance for you, Argolf offers an impressive array of KBS shafts – plus those PGA professionals available to help you with the optimal fit.

Conclusion

With the addition of the AR-F35 irons, Argolf expands their lineup to golfers who need some extra forgiveness.  I really like that Argolf designed the AR-F35 irons so that golfers can “have more fun and consistency on the golf course.”  If you want to enjoy the game more and enjoy the mystique of uniqueness, check out the Argolf AR-F35 irons.

Visit Argolf HERE

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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4 Comments

  1. Seems really good !
    Made in France ? U.S. ? China ?

    • Matt Meeker

      I don’t see anything on their website currently, but for clubs tested in the past, the heads were made in France with assembly for the U.S. market done in Jupiter Florida.

      – Meeks

  2. Don’t want to sound harsh but the looks of these reek of a cast component Callaway X18 clone, circa 2004.

  3. These look like open mold designs. Very reminiscent of some old Callaway designs

    Not impressed

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