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post #37 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
Thought John Daly was the only person to own one?
Did they release them to the public?


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A 1-iron has 15-16 degrees of loft.
What loft would a 0 iron have?
Yes they were released to the public, I had one when I played the 845 irons. Same loft as any othe 1 iron.
post #38 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
I wonder what a bladed 1 iron would be like 0_0

My hands hurt just reading this, much less thinking about it.
post #39 of 78
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Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by LBlack14 View Post
Yes they were released to the public, I had one when I played the 845 irons. Same loft as any othe 1 iron.
so why call them a 0 iron them if they were the same as a 1 iron?
post #40 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

A Northwestern 1 Iron. Blade. Have hit it once. Man, I feel bad for all of those worms I killed.
post #41 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I owned one, but it was a LONG time ago, when Nicklaus used to play one. I could hit it OK, but not consistent. (Surprise) I'd rather hit a well hit 3 iron than a poorly hit 1 iron.
post #42 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I have a Hogan Apex Forged 1 iron sitting in the corner, among my backup irons. In fact, I took a few indoor practice swings with it the other day. It has a new grip as of a few months ago. I think I last used it in the spring, a handful of tee shots over one or two rounds. It goes further than my trusty Cobra Oversize driving iron from the mid '90s, but the Cobra is much easier to elevate, particularly off the turf.

I got that 1 iron as an addition to my Apex Grinds, when I ordered them on closeout sale from Edwin Watts in late 1992. Those clubs were suddenly half price at $299, since they were clearing out for the new model Apex Forged. I ordered the Grind 1 iron but apparently they didn't have any, so they threw in the 1 iron from the new Apex Forged set. I was a bit annoyed because it wasn't a perfect match but I never complained.

The first time I used those clubs I threw the 1 iron on the ground at a Las Vegas driving range and hit one effortless slight hook after another, about 235. Off the tee it was 245. My buddy was impressed but it seemed like nothing. I was in my early 30s. In fact, long irons were nothing in those days. I still have a hard time imagining how we got to here, when anything below a 4 iron is considered unwieldy. Let's just say I'm glad I took up the sport before the wimp era. But I do agree the ball probably made a difference. When I got my current Haig Ultras off ebay about 18 months ago I brought the 2 iron to the course and tried a tee shot on a 375 yard par 4, seemingly a safe option. I was stunned when it was nothing but a low stinger, jarring to my hands.

In the mid '90s I used that Hogan 1 iron often when my driver was off, which was frequently. I distinctly remember one summer week at a golf resort in which I'd alternate the driver and 1 iron every day, comparing distances. I was annoyed that the driver was always 15-25 yards further than my best 1 iron, because I really wanted an excuse to dump the driver completely in favor of the 1 iron.

I'll try to take some pictures and post them in this thread in the next day or two. Nothing remarkable about a 1 iron.
post #43 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I hit a titleist blade 1 iron one time, I played the last 5 holes of a blowout round with *only* the 1 iron. It was fun, I hit a few good ones 250ish. A few duffs that went 100 yards, and some solid putts, lol.
post #44 of 78
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Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by banghaooo View Post
Never heard about that...what does a 1-iron mean???
It's a low loft iron.
post #45 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

never hit a one iron. to be honest i feel like i would be wasting my time.
post #46 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I've got one that is left handed ( i am right) sometimes I put it in the bag with courses that have a ton of trees and narrow fairways. It makes for an awesome backwards putter that has a little loft. Great for getting out of jams.
post #47 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
so why call them a 0 iron them if they were the same as a 1 iron?
Good question, same reason some manufacturers called their PW a 10 iron I suppose, just to be different.
post #48 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I have an old Wilson "driving iron." I've hit it a few times, but have never hit one remotely reasonable shot with it.
post #49 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
What was it like?
was it a blade or a cavity back?

I personally havn't.

the closest I've gotten to is a Bladed 3 Iron from the 70's/80's.
It was really hard to hit as the head was barely bigger than the ball.
I have a set of 78 Wilson Staff Tour blades, 1-pw and there is a course here in Portland Or I'll put the 1i in the bag. Off of the tee its not a problem, off of the deck I go on and off and can hit the 2i almost as far. It is no harder to hit than any long iron. BUT the best thing(s) is looking at ppl when I pull a 1i out of the bag. Then it starts, "only God can hit a 1i, blah, blah, blah". The look on their faces is priceless when I rip it off of the tee and put it out there around 230 in the fairway. Okay, I can be a dic at times, but damn the looks are worth it!
post #50 of 78
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Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by Blades4me View Post
I have a set of 78 Wilson Staff Tour blades, 1-pw and there is a course here in Portland Or I'll put the 1i in the bag. Off of the tee its not a problem, off of the deck I go on and off and can hit the 2i almost as far. It is no harder to hit than any long iron. BUT the best thing(s) is looking at ppl when I pull a 1i out of the bag. Then it starts, "only God can hit a 1i, blah, blah, blah". The look on their faces is priceless when I rip it off of the tee and put it out there around 230 in the fairway. Okay, I can be a dic at times, but damn the looks are worth it!
lol.
Kinda like me and my bladed 3 iron.(I don't play with good golfers btw handicap 28's)
I sometimes take it out in a practice round and 2/3 times I can hit a good 190 yard shot from it.

What is the ball flight for a 1 iron like?
Does it rise up or does it stay low?
post #51 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by Seven Iron View Post
I've got one that is left handed ( i am right) sometimes I put it in the bag with courses that have a ton of trees and narrow fairways. It makes for an awesome backwards putter that has a little loft. Great for getting out of jams.
That's legal?
post #52 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
That's legal?
Why wouldn't it be? Of course it's legal.
post #53 of 78
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Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
That's legal?
yeah.
well I'd say so.
Is there a rule against playing with different handed clubs?
post #54 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
yeah.
well I'd say so.
Is there a rule against playing with different handed clubs?
I thought if you used a putter backhanded it counted as an extra club. Sorry if I'm wrong (i.e. an idiot) but that's what I thought.
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