Good evening guy’s got a question in some irons sets I see on the market especially in lower handicap iron sets it seems to me that in the long irons the head size look really small but in the same set the middle and short irons look bigger,,,,,,,to me wouldn’t make more sense to have the longer irons 3,4,5 maybe 6, to be bigger sense the longer irons tend to be harder to hit yet keeping the the topline thin ,no offset ,maybe even a bigger muscle pad etc ,would that be better inspiring more confidence at address?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Your thought process on the size of irons within a set is sound. The nature of “traditional” sets is to have smaller profiles in the long irons, which we are in agreement does not make sense for most players. The dimension we are really talking about is the blade length. Toe height and heel height will generally always be larger as you move to the mid and short irons in a set. I think you are seeing that modern sets, with the much stronger lofts, are starting to blend the shorter irons and longer irons better in size, but realize that a #4 iron and in many cases a #5 iron is now the longest iron in a set. Also, hybrids and driving irons, with their larger sizes, have become the norm for what was the hard to hit traditional longer irons. When we design new irons, we are very aware of the profile size and I believe our transitions are more consistent and the playability of the mid and long irons reflect this. I think if you looked at our PTM forged irons, you would see they are in line with what you suggested. Blade length can give you stability in the lower lofted irons and that is definitely a plus for most players.