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Date Posted: 13:01:45 02/05/14 Wed
Author: Pierre
Subject: my best golf club set ever

I am a rather high hcp golfer and struggling for a couple of years to find golf clubs wich I can really hit with confidence. The last set I bought was a so-called "custom fit" from a very famous brand but I was very disappointed : longer shafts and the loft of my new 5 iron was comparable to a 4 iron of my old set, which I could never hit, so again inconsistent play. Sold them on ebay after some maddening rounds.
I can't remember how I came across the 1-iron website but after due consideration, I decided to give them a try. I ordered a combo demo set (5-7 woods, 5-LW irons). First of all, I was impressed because it was almost impossible to identify any spot of dirt on the club faces, the grips looked untouched, which means these people do know about taking care of their customers.
I tried to stick to the instructions, which means I only used the 8 iron at the range for a couple of sessions. To be honest, it took me some time to find the "correct" swing path, and get used to the center ball position. The clubs are extremeley well balanced. I was a little worried because of the additional weight vs the graphite shafts I was used to with my old set, but I hardly noticed the difference.
Last week-end I decided to go for a "practice" 9 holes round, no pressure, just trying to make solid contact. Very nice feeling with the irons, the few poor shots I hit were mainly due to severe conditions (heavy rains the night before and the course was in poor state). The ball flies high. On the face of it, I would say I experience a slight loss in distance wich was expected according to the instructions, but trajectories are much more consistent and straight. The wedges are particularly nice to hit (I was always struggling with "conventional" wedges), hitting them exactly as I hit my 8 iron brings real confidence. As for the fairway woods, I played both from the tee and on the course and have the same result : slightly shorter than my old clubs but much straighter and consistent. I can't wait going back for a 18 holes round.
PS : I am french and wanted to say the delivery service to Europe is excellent.

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[> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Jack, 10:56:20 02/06/14 Thu


As you mention, you just started playing your 1-Irons and initially you should expect a slight loss of distance. It's just a matter of getting used to the feel and timing and ingraining a single-swing. It took me a few weeks but all my distances came back and then increased across the board with every club. You'll experience the same thing.


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[> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Pierre, 13:09:06 02/16/14 Sun

Hi Jack,
thanks for the comment. I played 2 rounds during the we, 9 holes on saturday and 18 holes on sunday. So far the great bonus for my game are the wedges. Never had such clean contact before, especially when hitting from the fairway. Most of the time, I was either topping the ball or hitting much too fat with huge divots, resulting in loss of distance. 1-iron GW/SW/LW give me much more precise contact. I now have something in my bag for the 60m range which I always lacked so far.
As to middle and long irons, I have not yet found the proper swing tempo. I guess the main difference with my previous irons set is the steel vs graphite shaft. My swing speed may have "subconsciously" dropped a little during this learning phase?

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[> [> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Pierre, 06:00:11 02/28/14 Fri

Just wanted to share my latest rounds with the one iron clubs set. Good news is that after a couple of practice sessions and training rounds, I regained a fair distance with the irons (wedges to 7 iron). I compared the lofts of my old set, given that the old 7 had a few degrees less loft than my 1 iron 7, I would say the results are there.
As for the longer irons, 6 and 5, I still have work to do, because the yardage gap is not there so far and I hit them poorly most of the time. If I look for excuses, the course is extremely muddy due to our heavy winter rains here in Normandy, wich means it is almost impossible to get a clean contact...
As I said in my previous post, for high handicaper like me, the most striking benefit comes from the wedges and medium irons.
As for the fairway woods, the 5 is wonderful off the tee and I hit it quite regularly in lieu of my driver, the Loss of distance being more than compensated by increased accuracy. The 7 seems strangely less easy for me. I hit it rather short off the fairway.

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[> [> [> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Pierre, 15:32:11 03/09/14 Sun

Hi guys,
Few more training rounds during the WE. I am now pretty used to the mid-irons, hit them pretty decently. One of the things I discovered is that, among the excellent tips provided by David Lake about 1-iron swing, the "no-sway" seems pivotal. It makes a huge difference for solid contact and I am more confident now. Probably need a few more weeks of practice with the 6&5 irons because it's difficult to get rid of the old "long iron swing" habit...
Things are also much better with the 7 wood off the fairway since I tried to stick to the "no-sway" scheme.

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[> [> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Ray Greenberg (Old guy but stubborn), 10:55:14 02/28/14 Fri

January, 2013 I bought Novas. Feb.,2013 I bought 1Irons, Driver thru GW. The Novas then were not custom sized like the 1Irons, but were single lenght.

I am 71 and my golf glove size is small cadet. I had played Regular graphite shafts for 25 years with standard cord grips.

The 1Iron irons are more consistent than the Novas, but the Novas feel better, because of the grips and the graphite shafts, and the Novas are longer by 15 yards. Here in Palm Desert I hit a 1Iron 9 95 yards and a 9 Nova 110. I have lost about 30 yards on the 1Iron fairway woods although I am straighter.

I want to reshaft the woods to graphite. Can you recommend length and weight of graphite shafts in senior flex?

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[> [> [> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Roy Reed (R2), 19:22:26 03/01/14 Sat

Ray: It is EXTREMELY hard to recommend a shaft for you. Reason is it all depends on your personal swing mechanics. I urge you to seek out a decent club fitter/builder that has the correct tools to properly identify what will work best for you. Such things as your club-head speed, actual and desired launch angle, shaft kick point, WTF measurement, and many more individual characteristics all go into proper shaft fitting and selection. And the price range can be from $10.00 to over $100.00 depending on the shaft. Several of my senior students have slower swing speeds(70-75mph)and actually do much, much better with a women's-flex Aldila shaft. You also need to consider the size of grip - a lot of my students started out with grips that just didn't fit them! Stay away from the "big-box" stores. A good fitter/builder will get you into the shaft and grip you need, and at a very reasonable cost. Hope this helps a little. Hit em' straight! R2

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[> [> [> Re: my best golf club set ever -- Steve Fine (Fine), 15:18:59 03/05/14 Wed

Hey Pierre! Thanx for the feedback regarding the wedges! Those clubs have ALWAYS been a REAL problem for me as well. I am 6'3" and ALWAYS hit my short irons FAT! I just ordered a SW and will get a feel for it and for the 1 iron clubs that are in my future...I hope!!
Steve Fine
Peoria, Arizona

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