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Do I need a 5-iron? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the need for a 5-iron. WRXer ‘DarkAirPlane’ is new to the sport and kicks off the thread, saying:

“Beginner here. I would like to purchase a set of 2021 T300 irons. I’m thinking I should order 6-W1 in order to be somewhat close to “traditional” lofts. Do I really need the T300 5 iron (23 degree loft)? 23 degree loft is more like a 4 iron. I don’t think I can generate enough speed to hit 23 degrees longer than the t300 6 iron (26 degrees).”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • PNW: “Nothing wrong with doing that at all, and it might help simplify things as you’re starting out. And you’re right that 23* is more like a modern-traditional 4 iron, so it won’t be easy to hit as a beginner even in a Game Improvement set. I would say save yourself the money and go without the 5 iron. As you get better and you figure out you need a club in that spot there will be options at that point to order a single club, either 5 iron or maybe hybrid.”
  • Vater: “It’s refreshing to hear you be honest and smart in talking about what clubs suit you. T300s, questioning needing a 5 iron, swing speed… I’m certain you’re going to enjoy the game and get pretty good through this kind of outlook – instead of forcing yourself into blades and 2 irons…I have a jacked 5 iron at 24 deg, and I put a Recoil shaft into it. With the stock shaft, it was pretty hit or miss, and I’d just go to my hybrid. Now that I’ve made it fit me, it’s useful for the gap between my new hybrid and my 6 iron.”
  • bellken: “No, you don’t need a 5 iron. You can always order a 5 iron later if you decide you want one. I ditched the 5 iron a while ago.”

Entire Thread: “Do I need a 5-iron? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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  1. Bob

    May 20, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    What’s a 5 iron? If it has 24 degrees of loft, maybe not. If it has 32 degrees loft, yes.

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