It’s rare that I last a whole year without making major changes to my clubs, but this year I did. In fact, I even am using both the single length sand and lob wedges now- which I never thought would happen.
My handicap is 5.1 which is where I had hoped it would would be at this time and the gaps I had hoped for with the irons were mostly realized. I struggled with the 5 and 6 irons- both with solid contact and with trajectory. Recently, however, I have felt more comfortable hitting them and trajectory has been higher.
Consistency is supposed to be the primary reason for single length irons and I can’t say that I have found that. My iron game has been up and down over the year, much like it usually is. The single length concept really doesn’t make a difference for me. It’s not a liability either. It really doesn’t matter much. The design and feel of the irons is more important. My Cobras feel great when struck well and generally I like them.
If someone gave me $1000 to spend on a new set of irons, would I buy a single length set again? Probably not. Because I don’t see much difference playing single length., I would prefer to have the wide selection of regular iron sets to choose from. That being said, I will keep my Cobras through the year- because I don’t have $1,000 (or even $500) to spend on a new set.
So the Cobras will make the trip to Scotland this summer- but that’s a post for another day. For now, there is so much snow and that snow has to go!