As fellow equipment junkies, I’m sure many of you have already heard about mine and Tom Wishon’s Sterling Irons single length irons. We’ve been getting tons of press and great reviews (we’re in Sports Illustrated Golf Magazine this month on page 87) and I’ve brought them up here and there over the last year or so.
Usually with golf clubs, you only get to see the end-product that comes with all the marketing hype and fancy words meant to get you to buy the product. But it’s not too often that you get to hear an in-depth first-hand experience from one of the co-creators of a club design about what went in to making the clubs you see on the shelves.
As our alternative, I am hoping to do that for you today. I’m going to share with you our story and include photos which have not been seen anywhere else!
How it All Got Started
In 2007, I was pursuing a golf career and had come far from being a 27-year old 14-handicapper four years prior. However, I hadn’t yet broken 70 in a tournament. Obviously, to make it as a pro you need to be able to shoot that low on hard golf courses. As such I was looking for ways to break that barrier.
I was already playing all my clubs in the same spot in my stance (except for driver) and I remember wondering if all my irons could be the same length that perhaps it could help take my iron play to the next level.
The problem was that in a variable length set, each head weight is progressively different to accommodate the various…
Read the rest of what Jaacob has to say about Jaacob Bowden’s and Tom Wishon’s Sterling Irons single length irons in the December 2016 Monthly Handicap Improver here: