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Single Length Irons - Their Past and Their Future
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July 27, 2016
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Over the past few weeks, I have received many inquiries about single length irons. So I thought I would delve into this topic and examine both the pros and cons of this system.

First I will provide a bit of history. The concept of having all your irons the same length has been around for about 30 years.  In 1986, a man by the name of Eric Cook introduced the concept to the public. Eric was a club maker with a business in Ottawa. He had an engineering background. Many of you may remember Eric as a pioneer in single frequency shaft matching, where each and every club has the same frequency. I still use this method to fit many of my customers. Eric felt that having shafts that were all the same frequency or flex yielded a set of irons that felt more consistent throughout the set. Whether you were swinging a 3 iron or a Pitching Wedge, the feel would be the same. He then began to think that having all the clubs the same length would also yield a higher degree of consistency throughout the set. 

The logic was sound, but…

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