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Poll Results: What's the longest iron you hit consistently good?

 
  • 8% (8)
    2 iron
  • 17% (17)
    3 iron
  • 27% (26)
    4 iron
  • 27% (26)
    5 iron
  • 13% (13)
    6 iron
  • 5% (5)
    7 iron
95 Total Votes  
post #73 of 85

My longest iron now is a 4-iron that I hit fine. I used to have a 3-iron, but switched it for a 21º utility club.
 

post #74 of 85
I just put my 3 iron back in my bag. Hit it 3 times last week and absolutely cover the stick. It's about a 200-210 club for me.
post #75 of 85

No 1-iron in the list.

I used to have a full iron set, 1 thru PW and used every one of them. I couldn't hit my woods well so I often just left them out of the bag.

These days I've got a 4-iron but would like a 3-iron eventually, but in the mean time as I get my game back into play I'm running hybrids where the longest irons used to fit.

post #76 of 85
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post

No 1-iron in the list.

Lofts have changed over the years. I don't know any company that still sells 1 irons. For instance the 712U driving iron from Titleist with 18* Loft is considered as an 2 iron.
post #77 of 85

Yeah, just wish they'd standardize things so we could compare apples to apples, maybe set the parameters based on Iron Byron at a specific setting or something.

One of the InTheBag threads I read recently showed one of the pro's (Phil maybe) with a 2-iron bent to a 1-iron, plus I think he also had a "stock" 2-iron in his bad as well.

post #78 of 85
Thread Starter 
I think this whole thing is ridicolous too. Why don't sell sets starting with a 1 iron? And PW nowadays with 45* loft. Who pitches with a PW?
post #79 of 85

1-iron off a tee. 4-iron off the ground.

post #80 of 85
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Originally Posted by Reval14 View Post

I think this whole thing is ridicolous too. Why don't sell sets starting with a 1 iron? And PW nowadays with 45* loft. Who pitches with a PW?


I do, pitch with anything from my 35 degree 8i to a 58 degree wedge and sometimes chip with a fairway wood.

post #81 of 85
Thread Starter 
And why is the 46* iron called a wedge?
post #82 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reval14 View Post

And why is the 46* iron called a wedge?

My dad has an old sand wedge that says "sand iron" on it

post #83 of 85
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grndslmhttr3 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reval14 View Post

And why is the 46* iron called a wedge?
My dad has an old sand wedge that says "sand iron" on it

Originally the PW had about 50* loft. Nowadays a 50* wedge is called "approach" or "gap" wedge.
post #84 of 85

Longest iron I hit consistently well??  8 iron. Without keeping stats I'd say I probably hit more greens with an 8 iron than I miss, but it really could be my 9 iron.

 

7 iron through 5 iron I'm sure my accuracy would be below 50% with these clubs.

 

I hit more greens with my 4 hybrid. I'll often choke down the 4H and play a 3/4 instead of hitting a full 5 iron.

post #85 of 85

My longest now is iron-5. If I want more distance I take my hybrid, but that's it. Besides that, I'm not a long hitter at all.

Taking lessons now once a week, also for the first time I compete in tournaments and matches every now and then. Not very succesful, but I consider it to be a good experience and training. I'm really determined to get better, love the game.

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