Single length golf clubs for the irons only!
We’re getting closer and I know you might be impatient by now but we want to get right, not fast. I take it very seriously when I recommend something to others. Unlike golf pros that will endorse anything for a buck, I refuse to promote something I wouldn’t use for my self.
We’re real close on what is the 5 iron through the AW. We have the five iron flying higher than our earlier version. I’ve tried so many different address positions, swinging more upright and then back to my old set-up that I’ve lost count. I can say one thing. I think the one ball position is a plus and it does make it more likely that one would take the same position more often if there were only one to learn or perform.
The problem with the hybrid so far is I think it has to be longer than the irons. Bryson makes his 3 iron longer than the rest of his irons so it just makes sense that you need some length to help with the lower lofted golf club. For instance, his irons are 37.5 inches long, (about seven iron length) but his three iron is 39″ long.
The first hybrid we made, (keep in mind this hybrid weighs like a seven iron 242 grams) with a steel shaft just like the rest of the iron set. Poo poo terrible! Muy malo! So I built a hybrid with the graphite shaft same length. Nada! Just as bad. Then I built the hybrid with a graphite shaft and made it 39.5 inches so I could choke up some and try different lengths. I also made the shaft a bit softer, more flexible. Walla! What a difference! Ball jumped up in the air and I was pretty satisfied.
Don’t get out the Champagne yet! One BIG problem. In order for the hybrid to be a full 272 grams they had to make the head bigger. More mass. The typical hybrid four head weight is about 249 grams. The bigger head needed in order to get 272 grams makes the club head to big to cut through the grass like I would want. That’s probably why Bryson doesn’t have one? No reason why we can’t go with a standard hybrid weight and just under standard length.
While Bryson’s three iron is 39 inches long his fairway wood is 44 inches. So there is somewhat of a contradiction here. Shorter irons, woods and long irons standard?
Nest step is I have a complete other set of heads coming in with all graphite shafts. Lets see how the graphite shafts do along with the possibility of steel shafts in the 7,8,9,PW,AW and then graphite in the 5 and 6 irons. Being I will be at the PGA show this week it might be until the end of the month until I can put them together for testing.
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