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Ask an Equipment Expert: Are single-length irons right for my game?

March 6, 2019

Each month, we tap experts from the equipment industry to answer your most commonly asked questions. In this installment, Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D at Cobra Golf, discusses how to determine if single-length irons are right for your game.

Q. I'm thinking about trying out single-length irons, but how do I determine if I'm a good candidate? - Jackson, Jupiter, Fla.

Half of the golfers we’ve tested perform better with single-length irons, so, really, consider yourself a likely contender.

I always tell people to think ‘7-iron’ when experimenting with single-length irons, and to not overthink how they look at address. If you’re able to make your normal 7-iron swing throughout the set, you’ll do well (though some players seem to have a mental block due to the different look.)

Go to a demo day or golf shop that carries our One Length irons and give them a try on a launch monitor. If you’re like the majority of players we’ve tested so far, you’ll know almost right away if you like the single-length setup and performance or not, which in itself is empowering.

Keep in mind, however, that if you struggle at all with your short game, single length can help quite a bit. It’s happened time and again. And, as you can guess, you’re likely to opt out if you like to manufacture shots with the shorter clubs or consider your short game your strong suit.

– Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D, Cobra Golf