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post #55 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
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.
Right. Maybe you confused the rule that says a putter is the only club that's allowed to have two striking faces (and even then it's just the Bullseye types that have that "feature").
post #56 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by iacas View Post
Right. Maybe you confused the rule that says a putter is the only club that's allowed to have two striking faces (and even then it's just the Bullseye types that have that "feature").
Don't ever underestimate my ability to be confused.
post #57 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Yes, at my local club, the Pro has a Lynx 1 iron or something like that. I don't think it's that hard to hit, in fact I liked the way I was hitting it, but I will no change it for my 3 wood.

This is a pic I uploaded to twitter. http://twitpic.com/jicfj

Cheers!
post #58 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I used to hit a PING eye 2 1 iron off the tee in high school.
post #59 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

I remember those Lynx clubs. Nice irons in their day.
post #60 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by ctyankee View Post
I remember those Lynx clubs. Nice irons in their day.
Golfsmith has them now. Nice looking clubs.

As for "Have you ever hit a 1- Iron".....define hit.
post #61 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Yes, I have always carried a 1 iron.

Wilson staff really hard to hit consistantly like most old blades.

McGregor JNP really nice club just changed when I changed iron set.

Tzoid Pro. with a S400 Dynamic Gold Tip Stiff 1 inch long. What an unreal club. Mizuno no longer offers them. I would have love the 1 Iron in the MP58 design.

I have tried to replace it with the Cobra Baffler 18 degree with a stiff Graphite but really need to back off to a 3/4 clubhead speed to keep from hooking it. I have a natural draw.
post #62 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Here are the promised pics of my Ben Hogan Apex Forged 1 iron, circa 1993, with Apex 4 shaft. I've gotta concede, as often as it seems I've hit this thing, when I checked the set last night the 1 and 2 clubfaces are pristine compared to 3 and above.







post #63 of 78
Thread Starter 

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Nice club!

Are the rest of your irons ben hogans as well?
post #64 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
Here are the promised pics of my Ben Hogan Apex Forged 1 iron, circa 1993, with Apex 4 shaft. I've gotta concede, as often as it seems I've hit this thing, when I checked the set last night the 1 and 2 clubfaces are pristine compared to 3 and above.

The set up of this looks a lot like my PCs. I've got a couple Apex PC 2 irons - almost picked up a matching 1-iron off Ebay because of this thread, then realized the 2-iron is long and low enough.
post #65 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
Nice club!

Are the rest of your irons ben hogans as well?
I have two sets of Hogan irons, the Apex Grind blades from the early '90s and cavity back Apex Edge from a few years ago. Sometimes I play a mixed set, Apex Edge 4-7 then Grinds 8-E.
post #66 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
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?
The ball flight is much like my 2i off of the tee. I can get a good high flight. It is also easy to do a low punch shot with. Off of the deck its a different story; its usually low to medium height. One thing for sure, I've got to focus when I pull that baby out.
post #67 of 78

Re: Have you ever hit a 1-Iron?

Originally Posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
Here are the promised pics of my Ben Hogan Apex Forged 1 iron, circa 1993, with Apex 4 shaft. I've gotta concede, as often as it seems I've hit this thing, when I checked the set last night the 1 and 2 clubfaces are pristine compared to 3 and above.







Well damn! Your 1i is shinnier and looks better than mine.
post #68 of 78

As you can see by my avatar pic, I have a 1984 Hogan Apex PC 1-iron, part of a 1-E set purchased new after my 1972 Apex set was stolen :-(. Back when my swing was in better tune, I used to hit it all the time for controlled tee shots on narrow / layup holes, and second shots on par 5s. Very hard to hit if your swing is the least bit off, but when you're playing well, hitting a Hogan 1-iron on the button is as good as it gets. Hit poorly, it's as bad as it gets. Hit it well with a little draw and a hurricane has a hard time changing the ball flight. I still play with the 3-E today - they're what I grew up with and other clubs I've tried just feel like a compromise and look like one too. The feedback is very clear, good and bad. You can tell exactly where you hit the ball on the club-face - a groove low, a hair on the toe, anything off-center registers loud and clear. I'm sure this costs me a few shots - anything not flushed loses significant distance - but I play for the good shots. 

post #69 of 78

I have a MacGregor 1-iron in my garage. I (try to) hit it once in a while. The first time I swung it I completely flushed it with a nice mid-flight draw. That was the only time I've ever hit it well.

post #70 of 78

Oh sure, back in the day. Ping Eye 2 1-iron. I was a member at Binks Forest in Wellington, Fl which featured a number of very narrow tree-lined holes. Would hit the 1-iron off the tee, laser straight, about 225.

post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by Jay-Bird View Post

I used to hit a PING eye 2 1 iron off the tee in high school.

Ditto here too.

post #72 of 78
I have a Tommy Armour Ti 100 1 iron. When I was gaming that set, I used it when called for. It was more accurate for me than my 3 wood but was shorter. In the 230 range. Could hit it off the tee pretty well, but did take more concentration off the turf. It has one of those big butt shafts. I think 0.800 as opposed to the normal 0.600.

Don't use it now because it doesn't have a grip.
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