Since the new U.S. Amateur champion is using single length irons, is it time to recognize this concept has validity? Do you think manufacturers will now begin to consider offering a same-length line? Thanks for your thoughts.
I’m always interested in unusual equipment designs or swing methods. The reason? Because so very few of us ever have any REAL success with the conventional. That sounds harsh, but it’s true.
Moe Norman’s genius was in developing a grip and setup that he was able to repeat with ease. That said, most of Moe’s legend was developed on practice ranges and in clinics, where it is easy to repeat one’s setup. He had a number of tournament wins, but nearly all of them were in Canada (and I don’t mean that to be derogatory. I am a great admirer and student of Moe and his successors. His record is what it is).
We all know that it’s tough to get our game from the practice tee to the course, and that’s because the course (uneven lies and funky angles) makes repeating that address position difficult, when it’s so easy to repeat on the practice tee. Most shots are missed before we even draw the club away from the ball.
And that is why the single length clubs, and Bryson Dechambeau’s swing, are intriguing. If he has found a way to overcome the inconsistencies one has in setting up to the ball, the results may be quite interesting indeed.