I can only speak for us here at The Golfworks, but we are not advocates for one length irons. That is why we do not have any models that are designed for doing that kind of build. You can adjust the weights on the KE4 MAX some, but not enough to be able to make all the head weights the same weight (the weight of the #7 iron, if that is the length you wanted to make all the clubs). Nothing wrong with one length, but the distance dispersions are narrowed with same length clubs and in my opinion, it presents issues in the shorter clubs. Still, just my opinion. One way that is slightly more doable with a weight adjustable head might be to go with 3 lengths. Make the 5,6 the same length, the 7,8 the same length and then 9,PW the same length, progressing 1/2″ or 1″ between, whatever works for you. I still think a traditional 1/2″ progression is the best way, but experimenting never hurts if you got the time and patience.

As far as the MPF shafts, the current versions do play stiffer for the given flexes. Would be worth a try.

As far as the lie, that is part of the idea of one length, they have the same length so they should have the same lie. The one thing you need to keep in mind is that if you can’t get all the head weights the same, the shaft will not droop the same at the one length, therefore the same lie might not be proper lie. If all the head weights are the same and the lengths are all the same, then yes, the lies should be all the same. That lie should be whatever is the correct lie for you at that length based on a lie board test and how the sole contacts the ground. Might be 63.5, but might not be. Would need to do the test.

I know that’s a lot, but you need to know what should be considered. Hope it helps.

Britt Lindsey

Hi Brit,

Thank you so much for the suggestions. I was aware of the club head weights, but the differences in weights didn’t register until you mentioned it. Thank you for pointing that out.

A difference of 20 grams at the tip of the shaft is a lot in swing weight, and the clubs will play differently though having the same shaft length. At least in tennis I can tell the change in swing weight by adding only 2 grams of lead to the tip of my racquet.

I’m curious about the one length concept because I’m almost a blank slate, and from what I’ve read, it’s the best way for beginners to play and improve without having a lot of time for practicing. But your suggestion for having just 3 variable lengths with a 1/2″ progression piqued my interest.

I’m committed to testing and experimenting to find what works for me. I like journeying :) So, if I were to test out your suggestion for having just 3 variable lengths, what iron should I test? I have the 7 iron in 37.5″ length, so ordering a 5 iron in 38″ would make sense. What do you think? Am I missing anything? And should I wait to do so until I figure out the shaft and flex?

I’m having a demo session next week at a local store. I’m going to ask them to measure the club head speed and probably try out the Ping G430 irons in different shaft and flex. What else do you think I should do? You mentioned the lie angle test.

I’m curious and excited about the journey. I’m learning so much already. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it. Take care.

hoang