Tommy Armour Irons By Year: The Complete List!

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Tommy Armour was a Scottish-American professional golfer who won three majors in the 1920s and 30s. He’s undeniably one of the greats of the game.

Following his death in 1968, Armour’s legacy has lived on through a line of golf equipment marketed under his name. While the company has changed hands numerous times, it has a track record of noteworthy club releases.

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

Tommy Armour Irons By Year

Here is a full list of every Tommy Armour iron release:

ImageTommy Armour Iron ModelRelease YearPrice
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 2021 Irons

Tommy Armour 845 MAX 2021 Irons

2021

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Tommy Armour 845 MAX Irons

Tommy Armour 845 MAX Irons

2020

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Tommy Armour 845 Irons

Tommy Armour 845 Irons

2020

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Tommy Armour Atomic Irons

Tommy Armour Atomic Irons

2019

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Tommy Armour TA1 Irons

Tommy Armour TA1 Irons

2018

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Tommy Armour EVO Plus Irons

Tommy Armour EVO Plus Irons

2007

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Tommy Armour Morph Irons

Tommy Armour Morph Irons

2006

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Tommy Armour Kintyre Irons

Tommy Armour Kintyre Irons

2006

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Tommy Armour Silver Scot MB Irons

Tommy Armour Silver Scot MB Irons

2006

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Tommy Armour Silver Scot CB Irons

Tommy Armour Silver Scot CB Irons

2006

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Tommy Armour Stripe Irons

Tommy Armour Stripe Irons

2004

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Tommy Armour 845HB Irons

Tommy Armour 845HB Irons

2004

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Tommy Armour 845M SilverBack Irons

Tommy Armour 845M SilverBack Irons

2003

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Tommy Armour 845C SilverBack Irons

Tommy Armour 845C SilverBack Irons

2003

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Tommy Armour 845U SilverBack Irons

Tommy Armour 845U SilverBack Irons

2003

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Tommy Armour 845FS Silver Scot Irons

Tommy Armour 845FS Silver Scot Irons

2003

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Tommy Armour 845 Vault Irons

Tommy Armour 845 Vault Irons

2002

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Tommy Armour 845 EVO V-31 Irons

Tommy Armour 845 EVO V-31 Irons

2000

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Tommy Armour 845 EVO V-25 Irons

Tommy Armour 845 EVO V-25 Irons

1999

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Tommy Armour 845s Oversize Plus Irons

Tommy Armour 845s Oversize Plus Irons

1998

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Tommy Armour 845s Oversize Irons

Tommy Armour 845s Oversize Irons

1998

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Tommy Armour 845s Titanium Irons

Tommy Armour 845s Titanium Irons

1998

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Tommy Armour Ti 100 Irons

Tommy Armour Ti 100 Irons

1997

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Tommy Armour 855s Silver Scot Irons

Tommy Armour 855s Silver Scot Irons

1994

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Tommy Armour 845s Silver Scot Irons

Tommy Armour 845s Silver Scot Irons

1987

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Tommy Armour Silver Scot PGA 709 Irons

Tommy Armour Silver Scot PGA 709 Irons

1981

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Tommy Armour Irons: 1980-1989

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Tommy Armour Silver Scot PGA 709 irons, released in 1981.

The first Tommy Armour iron highlighted was the Silver Scot PGA 709 released in 1981. These classic forged blades offered a clean look and enhanced feel thanks to the use of carbon steel. During this period, the PGA brand faced stiff competition from other blades like the MacGregor Tourney irons.

By the mid-80s, the PGA brand was renamed Tommy Armour. Not long after, a breakthrough came in 1987 with the release of the 845s Silver Scot irons.

One of the earliest examples of irons featuring cavity back technology, the 845s had a straight leading edge, strong top line, generous offset, and a solid feel.

Overall, they had a perfect blend of power and accuracy. This appealed to a wide range of golfers — from scratch players to those with mid-to-high handicaps.

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At this time, the Ping Eye2 irons were the most popular in the game. Club designer John Hoeflich was tasked with producing a better-looking Ping Eye2.

[Our goal was to] duplicate the technology behind the PING Eye2 in terms of locating the center of gravity in the same place in each iron, which was kind of a revolutionary concept at the time.

John Hoeflich, Club Designer

The 845s remained in the Tommy Armour catalog for an impressive 7 years, selling over 660,000 sets and solidifying the company’s reputation in the golf industry​​.

Tommy Armour Irons: 1990-1999

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Tommy Armour 855s Silver Scot irons, released in 1994.

As Tommy Armour built upon its cavity back designs in the 90s, greater emphasis was placed on oversized clubheads and weight distribution.

In 1994, the successor to the 845s arrived — the 855s Silver Scot irons. This iteration expanded the sweet spot by concentrating more weight around the perimeter, especially low in the clubhead. Also, this low CG improved launch.

The 1997 Ti 100 model was notable for integrating titanium into the clubface to enhance the spring effect and push distance to new heights. Lofts were made stronger for the first time during this period to maximize distances.

Tommy Armour Irons: 2000-2009

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Tommy Armour 845 EVO V-31 irons, released in 2000.

At the turn of the millennium, Tommy Armour introduced new player’s cavity (845 V-25) and game improvement (845 V-31) irons to cater to different needs.

Sets like the 2002 845 Vault irons blended modern distance with traditional feel by combining tungsten weighting with soft carbon steel.

One feature that improved Tommy Armour clubs at this time was Variable Face Thickness technology. First used in the 845 Silverback irons, VFT manipulated the clubface thickness to boost ball speeds and MOI on mishits.

Tommy Armour Irons: 2010-Present

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Tommy Armour 845 irons, released in 2020, alongside the original 845s irons (image: MyGolfSpy).

After almost a decade of inactivity, Tommy Armour launched the Atomic irons in 2018 — available exclusively at Golf Galaxy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The classic 845 line was revamped in 2020, with the standard 845 model cast from 431 stainless steel and incorporating a two-piece design with VFT technology.

For added forgiveness, the 845 Max model incorporated a wider sole and greater offset. Today, these are marketed as an entry-level set for the beginner golfer.

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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.