By Tom Wishon
Let’s face it. The reason irons exist is for accuracy and shot consistency – to get the ball as close to the hole as possible and as consistently on any approach shot or par-3 tee shot into the green.
The reason there are several irons in a set is of course to provide us golfers with different irons to hit the ball different distances. And the way the different irons have been designed to hit the ball different distances is by making each iron with a different loft AND with a different length. The lower the number on the iron, the lower the loft angle on the face and the longer the length of the shaft, graduating down to the higher the number on the iron, the higher the loft and shorter the length.
This has been the way irons have been made forever because it has always been accepted that irons have to graduate …
Read the rest of what Tom has to say about Single Length Irons – What’s It All About and Is There An Advantage Over Conventional Irons in the March 2016 Monthly Handicap Improver here: