Dunlop Irons By Year: The Complete List!

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Dunlop Tyres was founded in 1888, over 130 years ago. About a decade later, the rubber specialists entered the sports market by launching its first golf ball.

It wasn’t until the 1960s that Dunlop began manufacturing golf clubs, expanding its presence in the lucrative golf equipment market. In this period through to the late 1980s, Dunlop had a strong foothold with some classic iron releases.

In this article, you’ll find a complete list of Dunlop irons by year.

Dunlop Irons By Year

Here is a full list of every Dunlop iron release:

ImageDunlop Iron ModelRelease YearPrice
Dunlop XTI Irons

Dunlop XTI Irons

2007

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Dunlop Invicta Oversize Irons

Dunlop Invicta Oversize Irons

2005

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Dunlop RG Designs Players Irons

Dunlop RG Designs Players Irons

2004

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Dunlop Pro Series D Driving Irons

Dunlop Pro Series D Driving Irons

2004

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Dunlop Tad Moore TM02 Irons

Dunlop Tad Moore TM02 Irons

2003

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Dunlop Tad Moore TM01 Irons

Dunlop Tad Moore TM01 Irons

2003

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Dunlop Tour Special Irons

Dunlop Tour Special Irons

2002

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Dunlop Tad Moore Blade Irons

Dunlop Tad Moore Blade Irons

2001

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Dunlop RMS Irons

Dunlop RMS Irons

2000

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Dunlop Tour Medalist Irons

Dunlop Tour Medalist Irons

1996

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Dunlop Maxfli Pro Special Irons

Dunlop Maxfli Pro Special Irons

1982

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Dunlop Maxfli

Dunlop Maxfli "Script" Australian Blade Irons

1981

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Dunlop Maxfli Power Flange #5 Irons

Dunlop Maxfli Power Flange #5 Irons

1980

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Dunlop Maxfli Australian Blade Irons

Dunlop Maxfli Australian Blade Irons

1979

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Dunlop Maxfli

Dunlop Maxfli "Made in Australia" Irons

1976

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Dunlop Maxfli Roberto de Vincenzo Irons

Dunlop Maxfli Roberto de Vincenzo Irons

1970

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Dunlop Maxfli Irons

Dunlop Maxfli Irons

1967

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Dunlop Irons: 1960-1979

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An early set of Dunlop Maxfli Blade Irons, released in the late-1960s.

Dunlop released its first notable set of irons around 1967: the Maxfli Blades. These irons epitomized the clean, traditional blade designs popular at the time.

By the 1970s, the Maxfli range became increasingly popular. Dunlop capitalized on this growth by introducing new iterations with improvements, like the Maxfli International and the Maxfli Roberto de Vincenzo irons.

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Extract from a newspaper advert for the Dunlop Maxfli irons.

Iconic golfers including Tony Jacklin, Roberto de Vincenzo, and Seve Ballesteros trusted Dunlop irons during the company’s early years.

By the mid-1970s, Dunlop further updated the Maxfli lineup with its “Made in Australia” version. This model was hand-forged in Australia and featured an ultra-thin topline with minimal offset. In short, you had to be good to hit them!

Case in point, Hale Irwin won the 1979 U.S. Open with a set of Dunlop Maxfli Australian Blade Irons. Check out The Vintage Golfer‘s review below:

Dunlop Irons: 1980-1999

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Dunlop Maxfli Power Flange Irons, released in 1980.

The 1980s marked a period of innovation for Dunlop. Iron releases came quickly, meeting demands for blades and cavity backs — both forged and cast.

Notable releases included the Power Flange #5 driving iron in 1980 and the Pro Special cavity backs in 1982. Dunlop also signed big-name pros like Seve Ballesteros, boosting the brand’s reputation around the world.

The 90s were quieter for Dunlop, as they faced stiff competition from the likes of Ping and Callaway, who were experiencing rapid growth.

In 1996, the Tour Medalist forged cavity backs were introduced. At this time, the Dunlop brand began its transition from premium forged blades to affordable, game improvement clubs. This was a strategy to hit a larger target audience.

Dunlop Irons: 2000-Present

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Dunlop RMS Irons, released in 2000.

The 2000s brought a refreshed commitment to innovation from Dunlop.

Releases early in the decade like the 2001 Tad Moore Blade irons proved Dunlop could still make serious equipment for accomplished golfers.

Tad spoke about these irons on the GolfWRX forum:

These were designed for Dunlop in 2001 and were produced until 2003. I used a rare cast alloy material (Carpenter Steel) that feels exactly like forged.

Tad Moore via GolfWRX

As the decade continued, Dunlop also rolled out cavity backs targeting everyone from seniors to powerful ball strikers.

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Dunlop Tad Moore TM01 Irons, released in 2003.

Dunlop enlisted Tad Moore‘s design expertise once again in 2003, when it released the TM01 and TM02 irons. Both models were cavity back designs — the TM01 was forged while the cheaper TM02 irons were cast from carpenter steel.

Since the early 2000s, Dunlop turned its focus to entry-level clubs and package sets targeted at the beginner golfer. Sadly, the iconic blade designs of the 70s and 80s are now a thing of the past.

Today, Dunlop doesn’t produce clubs under its brand name. Instead, the “Dunlop Sports Americas” acts as a holding company for Srixon, Cleveland, and XXIO.

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Hailing from the South West of England, Jake has been playing golf for over a decade. He founded Pitchmarks with the aim of helping everyday golfers like himself learn more about the game, through instructional content and honest gear reviews. He has a degree in Architecture and a passion for golf course design, along with a lofty goal to play the world's top 100 courses.