Why The Edel SMS Is Truly An Iron Like No Other

Edel Golf's Swing Match Weighting System helps golfers find irons to match their swings

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The unique SMS and SMS Pro irons from Edel Golf
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Adjustable clubs have been commonplace in golf for the last two decades, but very rarely in the irons. Until now.

Premium equipment manufacturer Edel Golf (opens in new tab) and its Swing Match Weighting system allows golfers, and fitters, to fine-tune irons to specific golfers and their swings like never before.

The irons feature two 2g weights and one 8g weight, although 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10g are available, and by moving the heaviest weight to its optimal position golfers have the ability to unlock total face control and experience increased distance, dialed-in accuracy and ultimate performance.

When fine-tuned after a fitting, the SMS system can eliminate right or left misses, improve face impact position, add distance and accuracy, and optimize performance all around. Every golfer delivers the club in their own different way and that's where the SMS system comes in.

When the heaviest weight is in the wrong position, you'll certainly know it, and likewise, when it's in the optimal spot, you'll know that you've found the right iron setup for your action. The SMS irons are the first irons to truly fit your swing.

Edel SMS irons

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Edel SMS Irons

The SMS irons (opens in new tab) are a players-distance club made from a forged hollow body construction with Edel's proprietary urethane foam fill, which increases distance and helps to dampen vibrations for a better sound and feel. Great feel also comes from the soft forged 1025 carbon steel construction that is buttery soft through impact.

As well as feeling great, the SMS irons fly a long way too. An incredibly strong plasma welded maraging steel face cup gives distance from across the entire face thanks to increased face flexing on off-centered hits. That means golfers can experience fast ball speeds even when you don't quite catch it out of the middle.

A versatile players sole grind has been developed on the SMS irons for greater turf interaction on different course conditions. A gradual curve of the leading edge makes them easier to hit from the rough and on tight lies. The sole’s curve from its leading to trail edge has been rounded to minimize drag through the turf and increase performance.

Edel SMS iron behind a golf ball at address

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They're a great fit for single figure golfers and mid-handicaps who are looking to find an iron to fit their swing so they can attack flags and shoot lower scores.

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Golfers using the SMS irons with the weight in the optimal spot gained on average 3.30 mph versus their current irons, with an average carry distance increase of 5.60 yards. In Edel's testing, golfers also hit the SMS irons 1.3 yards closer to the center line and just over 2 yards higher. Of the 25 golfers tested, 96% (all-but-one) had a higher ball speed with SMS vs their own irons.

Edel SMS Pro irons

Edel SMS Pro iron

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The SMS Pro (opens in new tab) also feature the innovative Swing Match Weighting system but instead of a hollow body construction, they're a one-piece forged iron made from precision grain forging of the same buttery soft 1025 Carbon Steel as the SMS irons. 

The topline is thinner and the Pro is favored by better ball strikers looking for consistency, feel and durability to control shot shape, distance and workability.

The Pro model comes with a tour-inspired CNC-milled tri-step sole design that has been meticulously engineered for enhanced turf interaction and greater consistency from strike to strike and versatility in a host of lies and conditions. 

Edel Golf bills the SMS Pro as the most technologically advanced players iron ever created.

Edel SMS Pro iron

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Both the SMS and SMS Pro models (opens in new tab) can be used in full sets, or golfers can combo them with SMS long irons and SMS Pro short irons. Each iron comes in various different shaft options and can be tailored to fit your swing and preferences with a full fitting.

Each set of SMS irons also come with a wrench so golfers can move the weights to best fit their swing as their swing changes.

What is Edel Golf?

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Edel Golf is a premium golf equipment manufacturer dedicated to providing pioneered concepts to help golfers score. 

Edel’s fitting processes in the putter category have long been the industry standard in providing nearly infinite possibilities to the golfer to ensure the most accurate fit possible. The brand proudly bucks status quo golf club manufacturing to bring groundbreaking products and services to golfers, whether it’s their revolutionary SMS (Swing Match System) Irons (opens in new tab), the high-performance EAS Putters (opens in new tab) and putter fitting system, or game-changing adjustable weight SMS (Swing Match System) Wedges (opens in new tab).

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x