Golf irons are designed to be extremely durable and can last anywhere from three years to a lifetime if properly maintained. Generally, a good set of golf irons can last between 8 and 12 years, or 300 rounds of golf. Of course, this number can vary depending on how often you play and how well you take care of your clubs. If you play regularly, you may start to notice deterioration of the slots and club head after five years.
These imperfections will have a negative impact on the performance of the plates. Signs of wear and tear include sunken grooves, scratches on the face and sole of the club, or chips and dents on the club head. When it comes to which material will last longer, both wrought and cast iron will stand the test of time for many years of use; however, wrought irons are usually of slightly better quality and should have a slightly better service life. The proper length of the golf club angle of repose and an axis that is suitable for the player's swing speed can certainly make the player point in the right direction.
Low-handicap and regular golfers usually replace their iron game after about 300 rounds or about four to five years. Golftec Vice President of Instruction Nick Clearwater suggests replacing your irons every 30 months to ensure they have the latest technology that can give you better forgiveness, workability, distance, throw and stopping power. To make sure your golf clubs last as long as possible, it's important to take good care of them. Clean them after each use with a damp cloth and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
If you're looking for used clubs, be sure to check their condition before buying them.