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Cobra F7 One Length for High Handicapper


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#1 Redstorm2011

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

My friend is a high handicapper (25+) and is an occasional golfer, maybe plays 1-2 times a month. He's got a set of TM Burner Plus irons and is absolutely confident and hits his 7 iron well, but not so much with the other clubs. He gets thrown off by the setup position for different irons, which is causing the mishits (and hes got a SGI iron). He'd rather just hit his 7 iron, come up short and then just bump and run onto the green rather than trying to duff another iron.

He doesn't play that much but wants to play more. We are also in NYC so going to the range and practicing isn't as easy/accessible. Obviously, practice is really what can help him regardless of irons but all signs are pointing to this set being a big help for him, even from a mental/confidence standpoint.

I think this might be the perfect time for him to jump in since the adjustment period would be much easier than someone who plays frequently. Besides the one length aspect, are the F7's pretty forgiving? What do you guys think?

Edited by Redstorm2011, 16 May 2018 - 11:34 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:14 PM

Absolutely go for it! I love the F7s. The SL concept really works, and the feel of the clubs is wonderful also.  Plus, cheap right now. How can he lose?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

I'd say it depends on his swing speed. If he's fast enough to get the 4, 5 and 6 up in the air, I'd say go for it. If he's got a lower speed, he's going to need to replace 4 and 5 with the hybrids.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:11 PM

I’m a high capper getting better - F7 one length irons 5-G and F8 one length 4 hybrid ... great combo - seriously thinking about getting F8 one length 3 hybrid and 5 hybrids!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

I don't have an official handicap, but it would be similar to what your friend's is (mostly because my putting and short game are total crap).  I play about once a week as the weather allows, so being in PA, not so much during the winter.  I recently purchased the F7 one length thinking they would add some consistency to my game.  After about 5 rounds and a number of range sessions (perhaps not giving them enough time), I sold them while they still had decent value and went back to my normal set.  For me, I saw no improvement with the F7s.  While they are one length, they are not 'one weight' or 'one look,' and I found that I just didn't hit them any more consistently than my Taylormade Rbladez (which is an off-the-shelf set), and didn't hit them as long either (but the Rbladez are graphite, so that no doubt helps).  Perhaps it's because I've only ever played conventional irons, but I found I had better control and better strikes with the variable lengths.  

So my personal but limited experience is that the one-length provided no benefit.  Obviously lots of folks like them and it can't hurt to give them a try, but for me, I've finally figured out that "It's the swing, stupid."

Edited by jordan2240, 16 May 2018 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Am a 16 index, playing the F-Max One Length 7-8-9-PW-GW, and they are lowering my index and making my strikes more consistent. However, I am using the F-Max hybrids for 4-5-6. Quality clubs.
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