Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?
Originally Posted by bogeyhitter25
Seriously, but read the TM thread where I talked about it. People defend it, and constantly tell me I'm crazy for caring. But I don't want to have to carry 4-AW, then 5-GW, then 6-FW, etc. It's a viscous circle that never seems to end. We started with D and 2 wood, then 1-9, PW, SW. This made perfect sense, the 1 iron was just shorter than the 2 wood. Then, we removed the 2 wood to carry a 3 wood, and took out the 1 iron, so we had 2-PW, SW, and we now had room for a LW. The 2 was too hard to hit, so the 5 wood and 3-PW set came to be. D-3-5 3-PW, SW, LW became the normal set. Now we had all sorts of options. The 1 iron was the same as the 3 wood, the 2 iron the same as the 5 wood. The 4 wood could split the gap to add an extra wedge.
Then the delofting... Now you have iron numbers shrinking for no reason. Now we have 4-AW, why? Because golfers have fragile egos and need to feel like they hit the ball farther. It's so frustrating for good players to constantly have to redefine their distances every time they buy new clubs. I don't care how far I hit my clubs, as long as I know
how far I hit them. I don't need a PW that's 45°, nor do I want one. I like the 48° PW just fine.
So, whenever I buy new irons, I choose the weakest lofts.
The problem is, I have friends who play these delofed TM clubs, and all I hear is, "you only hit your PW 130 yards?" "I can hit my 5 iron as far as you hit your 4!" This annoys me to no end. They also get a new set, and rave for a week about the new technology "hitting it farther". Fools!