Originally Posted by Sixshooter
I am looking to buy new irons this season. currently playing with Macgregor JNPs reshafted with Nippon shafts. I have been using the same irons for over 20 years and think my swing could use a little more help than these irons give me. My dilemma is that my miss is a pull hook. I know that it is fundamentally a swing error (a little bit of a flip) that I am working on. That being said I don't want to exasperate my problem but the idea that offset promotes a hook is not an absolute and I have read a lot of controversy on the topic. I am looking at the Callaway apex which has the forgiveness that I want or maybe the AP2 which has less offset. This is a big expense
and I don't want to get it wrong. Thanks for any info
Doesn't really cause much of anything with the swing. The distance it is offset versus less offset clubs is not that big in the grand scheme of the golf swing. Meaning, you are only talking about a fraction of an inch. Lets just look at AP2 versus AP1. Apex didn't show their offset.
AP2 for a 7 iron has an offset of 0.110"
AP1 has a 0.145"
Taylormade Steelblade has it at 0.154
So you are talking about 0.035 to 0.045 inches.
Less than a tenth of an inch. Now think about it this way, that is less than a tenth of an inch moving at, lets say for a pro, 94 miles per hour. For an amateur, I would guess 70-80 mph.
Look at it this way, lets say 75 mph, that is 110 feet per second, or 1323 inches per second. So think about that. The club face is adjusted only 0.045 inches. Yet the club moves at 1323 inches per second. The club face is moving WAY TO FAST for anything significant to happen.
Basically the only thing offset might does is look different. Basically it causes you to line up with the face closed because the toe to heel relationship is off, so your eyes probably want see the heel and toe line up to be square, but since the toe is further back, you bring that more forward, so you close the clubface more at address.