Was hoping you would elaborate a bit on the loft spacing in iron designs. The TS1’s for example, are not near the 4* per iron spacing you see in most club designs (with 3* in the longer irons). 2.5*, 2.5*, 3.5*, 3.5*, 4*, 4.5*, 4.5*…it’s just a bit odd/non-conventional to me. I’m wondering if proper distance gapping is what is looked for/tested…and is therefore present in the irons, and the stated loft “is what it is” so to speak…but still produces 10-15 yards gap between clubs?
Anyway, if you would please elaborate, I would appreciate it.
Thank you in advance, Muskie
Loft gapping is individual as you can get and for those that want to take the time and truly analyze, they can most likely find that “perfect” progression, for them with the clubs they have chosen. In theory, through modeling and maybe even robotic testing, you could come up with a consistent loft/gap/ distance number, but it could be different for each design even if the lofts are the same between the two designs you are testing. Also, if you change the shaft, you can change the results. So, one shaft, one head, one club head speed, one attack angle would yield one result. Difficult to extrapolate that data and say that is the “true” loft gap needed for every player. There are other reasons why it is up to the individual player to work and determine what loft progressions give them the gapping they need, but hopefully this is enough to explain why there are variations. As designers, we simply start with a progression that generally should give the player an acceptable and playable gapping for that particular design.