I have a set of Taylormade Rocketbladez Tours that start at 47 for the PW but end up with a 3 iron at 19*. I guess it makes sense for the big SGI or UGI type irons to jack all the lofts. But I’ve never understood it for the player or blade irons that the PW loft is coming down to 46* to 45* but the 3 and 4 irons still end at around 21* or 24* respectively. I’m no club designer but my thinking would be to make the short irons more traditional and bump lofts for help into the longer irons.
From the club designer point of view, why do we see flighted iron shafts, progressive offset, weight added to soles and material injected slots/cavities/faces in long irons, but few progressive loft sets? Is it basically that most players need the higher loft in the longer irons to get them in the air? Just looking for an expert’s opinion.