MacGregor MT-Pro Irons Review

The Best Value Irons For Ball Strikers

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Ryan Heiman
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I filled my bag with MacGregor MT-Pro Irons for the last 4 rounds of golf. These irons maybe one of the best looking models for 2024. Add to that they are the best value irons on the market.  Plus the fact that these are ball strikers irons; you have a combo that is darn near impossible to beat.  I also tested them on the range and in the Office by Carl’s Place DIY Simulators.  The combination of on-course testing and FlightScope numbers proved that these are the best affordable ball striker’s irons for 2024.

This is the definitive MacGregor MT-Pro Irons Review for 2024.

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Forged Milled Irons

Milled putters have been around for years, but the use of milling has been limited in its other uses.  We’ve seen some driver faces milled and milled wedges, but not as many milled irons.  The MacGregor MT-Pro Irons are milled and forged irons.  They are one of the best looking irons regardless of price.  The milled back of the head looks classy and clean.   The forged head just takes these milled irons to the next level.  These feel soft, crisp and clean at impact.  They look just as good in the bag as they feel hitting shots.  These irons impress in both the looks and feel departments.

“Pro” Irons

Looks and feel don’t have much to do with the performance of the club.  We still need to hit them like the pros do.  These irons have the “Pro” designation which means they are for the better ball striker.  These have a thin topline, minimal offset and are overall pretty compact. There isn’t much forgiveness baked into the design, however these aren’t butter knives that only elite golfers can hit; they also have some redeeming qualities making them playable for players.  Their deep, thick muscle helps launch these strong lofted irons.  The low mass also helps with forgiveness.  While the rest of the back is basically like a blade, the muscle balances out ball striking and forgiveness.  These have just enough forgiveness that good ball strikers can miss the sweet spot a couple times during a round and not be too penalized, but with good consistency will be reward with outstanding shot and shape control.

“Value” Irons

MacGregor is banking on golfer’s frustrations with the rising costs of golf clubs.  If you search PGA Tour Superstore you’ll find the average price of a set of irons over $1000.  Especially if you are looking for blades or something of a true “ball strikers” irons, you are probably closer to $1200.  Sure if you want cast super game improvement irons you can find something around the $500 price point.  The MacGregor MT-Pro Irons are $500 for a 5-PW set or $600 for 4-GW (this is the set I played) That is 1/2 the price of a comparable set of irons in this category.  There are a few other DTC brands that are close in both design and price, but I think these are the best value for ball strikers.

Performance

I grew up playing blades.  I might be odd, but I actually strike the ball better with blades than I do with game improvement irons.  I don’t get along with big soles and thick toplines, I don’t need offset nor do I need super high launch.  I want a compact, thin iron I can control.  The MacGregor MT-Pro Irons are a modern version of a blade iron.  These are not a true “butter knife” blade, but certainly compact and thin.  On the course they do exactly what I want with some modern touches.  These irons have strong lofts for good distance.  The strong lofts paired with the low thick mass which means good launch to balance the long carry.  I found the progression from 4-iron to GW interesting as the muscle on the back of the club got bigger as the loft got higher.  To me it seemed a little reverse, but it certainly works.  The 4-iron hits really well as does the GW.  I could hit the long irons consistently well attacking greens from 195yard and in, while still getting precises with a GW from 110.

MacGregor MT-Pro 8 Iron Stats

Data from Flightscope MEVO+ 2023 Launch Monitor

➜ Spin: 7851 rpms

➜ Launch Angle: 26.0*

➜ Dispersion: 2.4 yds

➜ Club Head Speed: 91.5 mph

➜ Ball Speed: 117.2 mph

➜ Total Distance: 156.3 yds

➜ Carry Distance: 150.3 yds

Summary

MacGregor is coming in hot for 2024.  They have produced a set of irons that is exactly what ball strikers are looking for without breaking the bank.  Good golfers don’t all have country club memberships nor funds for expensive forged blades.  The MacGregor MT-Pro Irons offer a modern blade for ball strikers at an incredible value.  I went classic DGS300 shafts for these irons, but you can get numerous choices  (only a few have an up-charge) to match your needs.  If you have some decent ball striking skills, you would love these irons with their great milled looks, easy launch, compact shape and excellent modern performance.  These are the best value for ball strikers in 2024.  (even if they were double the price they’d still be great irons).  The 2nd year of the return of MacGregor I’m even more impressed.  These are worth considering because of both performance and price.      

For more information: MacGregor Website

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Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
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