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Single Length - why stay the same for wedges?


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#1 mgrowc1

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:23 PM

This could be a stupid question but I have been interested, at least conceptually, in single length irons.

My limited understanding is that most of the benefit is around the repeatable swing and the longer irons (4/5/6/7) being easier to hit. Most of the disadvantage I have heard of is around the wedges and short irons being challenging. So my question is why not have two difference lengths, say 4-9 and then an inch or something shorter for the wedges. My old set had the same length for my 50/54/58 and it worked well for me. Or even single length from 4-9 and then transition down maybe? I am sure someone thought of this but assuming there is some reason not to do it as I have not heard of anyone doing it?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:43 PM

I e always thought the same thing, but never had chance to try it out. Makes sense though

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Perhaps DeChambeau will also consider shorter wedges after his disastrous short game effort at the Ryder cup! A good friend of mine was just fitted with a complete set of Cobra One Length woods, hybrids, and irons all with Fujikura Pro shafts by Mike Schy, DeChambeau's long time teacher and club fitter. He hits them great with the exception of the SW and LW, which he has now replaced with his old clubs.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:08 AM

I think it's a great point.  I believe many players have better touch, when they are "closer to their work".  Similar to a putter.

I believe wedges should only be as long as "necessary".  No longer than that, just so they can be setup to the same as a 7 iron.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:25 AM

I know for sure someone on this board has done this, it was 4-7 in 7 iron length and then 8-P in regular lengths.

I think that would definitely help a lot of people

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:01 PM

Check out items 4 and 6 in the following blog post.  

https://mygolfspy.co...e-f7-one-irons/

David Edel talks about wedges fitting into single length in this blog starting at 25:00 minutes.  

https://golfsciencel...e-length-irons/

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:57 PM

I think that there will be a Two Length option offered by Cobra before long...

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

I haven’t had a chance to come back to this post in a few days but glad to see that it wasn’t as stupid a question as I thought it might be. I will not be making the change as I just got fitted earlier this year and loving my clubs but interested down the road.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 02:18 PM

I started the year with cobra f7 all on length, struggled went back to Mizuno a then back to cobras and finally got them working. I did however stop at gw and had a normal 54 and 56. Still working on yardage gaps in the middle. I love them, tried f8 but I hit the f7 better and they last better compared to f8 durability.

I was playing driver, 17 fairway, 21 fairway and 23 fairway but one is going. Was playing rogue x 5,6,7 or jpx 900 4 turned to 24 and 5 ruled to 27
Then cobra f7 at 6,7,8,9,p, gw and the. The normal 54/56.

Now that golfing is about done here, going to do a lot launch monitor testing to get the middle of the bag set up before the start of spring golf.

Picked up a 5 Cobra f7 one length and 4 and 5 hybrid I’m thinking  d, 17, 21, cobra hybrid 4 then 5 hybrid or 5 iron,  then 6-gw, 54,56 and putter.

Iron play has been the weakest part of my game, so over the past month it has been working great.
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hybrids tbdr
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Callaway Super Soft and Cut 3 os surlyn / I might entertain a ping g400 or 410.

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