pinestreetgolf, on 14 June 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:
grantc79, on 14 June 2018 - 08:21 AM, said:
Honestly I'd make the arguement for single length. What tees you play from can be governed by how hard you hit it.
Unless you are a really low handicapper with a really low swing speed I would argue it doesn't KILL you to hit the ball shorter. I'm giving up 10-15 yards per club from 4-7 iron and still playing single length irons despite the distance loss due to the fact that I'd rather never have the errant shots (meaning dramatically off line) due to length and weight inconsistency.
For the vast majority of people single length irons drastically tighten up dispersion which will lower scores. The random dead right and dead left shots pretty much go away from my experience.
We've had this debate a million times, but I'll point it out again - dispersion tightens up when you're shorter because golf misses are in degrees.
If I'm 2* open on a 180 yard 7 iron, it will miss by X. If I'm 2* open on a 155 yard 7 iron, it will miss by less than X. The further the ball travels more dispersion you have. That's how physics works.
SL isn't making your dispersion tighter. Being shorter is making your dispersion tighter. You can't measure 7 versus 7. You have to measure yardage versus yardage. And the dispersions at 160 versus 160 will almost certainly be very similar.
If you honestly think you now "never" have errant shots (eye roll) and that your errant shots with VL weren't your swing and were "length and weight inconsistency" then I have some ocean front property in Kansas to sell you.
It is a combination of both but I think you are missing a variable.
For me and from everyone I've seen try it and from all the video reviews online the dispersion tightens up dramatically across the board.
Obviously if you miss a 100 yard shot it won't have the ability to travel as far off line because its not going as far as a 200 yard shot. That said, my 200 yard shots with single length don't vary anywhere near as much as my 200 yard shots with variable length. This is despite the fact that I gotta hit a 4 iron with a single length set and a 5 iron with variable length.
The length of the shaft plays a huge role in that because frankly I just don't mishit many and when I do mishit them its a lot more minor.
As soon as I transition to my driving iron, fairway wood, or driver the degree of misses goes up pretty dramatically due to the length of the shaft on the club.
If you haven't tried it you might not get where I'm coming from but its a fact.