I am 67 years old. I took up the game 12 months ago and have been diligently practicing on the range and with my artificial grass surface and net in my garage every day, two or three hours per day. My problem has always been lack of consistency, even with the short irons, and I have never had any success with the along irons. I eventually gave up on the long irons and took them out of my bag and replaced them with hybrids, which were easier to hit. Half the time I hit the hybrids and mid-irons fat or thin, and about one in three of my short irons were mis-hits. I almost never hit pure shots--strikes that compressed the ball and generated that satisfying "scrunch" sound.
Last week I read David Lake's website at 1IronGolf.com and found his logic compelling, so Ibought a set of used irons (3-W) from him for $399, hoping that I would have results as good as those described in blogs by others. I held back ordering the driver and the woods until I tried the irons.
Our days later my irons arrived, and they looked brand new. I immediately took the eight different irons to my net and hit each iron, one after the other, one time each. Each strike was pure. I was totally convinced. Three minutes after I had made the eighth swing, I was on line spending $700 dollars for the driver and 3, 5, and 7 woods.
The change in my game has been miraculous. The average distance has shot way up, in part because the clubs were fitted to my wrist-to-floor distance, which makes the lie angle optimum. Another reason for my increased distance is that any swing with one of the irons, whether as practice or while on the course, is equivalent to practicing with any one of the other irons. Previously, practicing with my eight iron, for example, was of no help with my swings with the other irons. Now, I could practice all day with just the 3-iron, and all the other clubs would benefit equally. Thus, my consistency has increased dramatically. Of immeasurable help also comes from the increased confidence that comes with consistently great ball strikes, which fosters even greater consistency, which in turn increases confidence, and so on.
I've read hundreds and hundreds of blogs about golfing, subscribed to two golf magazines, and viewed hundreds of YouTube videos, and done all of the practicing I described above, but none of those things has had as much of an impact on my game as have my eight new (used) irons by 1 Iron Golf. My game experienced a quantum jump in the space of a few minutes.
I will venture the uninformed guess that these clubs might not be for the Tour professional who can take advantage of the perhaps 2% gain in distance that occurs by using mid and long irons that are slightly longer than the 1 Irons, but for the average golfer with a handicap of 10 or higher.....they should stop what they're doing right now and measure their WTF and then go to 1IronGolf.com and order a used set of irons from David Lake.