Re: 1 Iron Golf Clubs
Originally Posted by allin
You nailed the problem exactly, but I think it is even worse than you indicate. To get a 3 or 4 iron to hit the right distance means the loft is far less, probably almost like a 1 iron. Now you've got a club without sufficient loft to get the right spin, making it very susceptible to any swing imperfections. The end result is a long iron that is actually harder to hit well than a normal long iron despite the shorter shaft length. On the short irons, one has to add too much loft and you now have a very poor geometry of longer shaft than optimum for such a loft, creating again to a club that's far harder to hit well. The golf club has evolved pretty well over the years to create a good compromise between length and loft - "solutions" such as this company's set are just misguided marketing attempts.
As I recall the last mass manufacturer to try this was Tommy Armour with their set in the late 80's that were all the length of a six iron; the product was poorly thought of and died a very quick death.