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Date Posted: 05:58:14 06/30/15 Tue
Author: David Lake
Subject: Re: Great concept. Great clubs. But...
In reply to: Paul 's message, "Great concept. Great clubs. But..." on 10:39:39 06/29/15 Mon

There is a point of diminishing returns in adjustment of loft angle at each of the two extremes, the one being at the 19 loft angle (#3 iron) and the other being at the 59 loft angle (LW). By making a loft angle 15 (#2 iron) the vast majority of golfers would never be able to hit a shot over three feet off the ground, and even the strong golfer would see a big compression in yardage gap between the #3 and #2 irons.

All club lengths and club-head lie angles should be the same within each functional grouping of golf clubs. What you have to bear in mind is that there is a distinct difference in design function between irons, fairway woods, and drivers. An iron is designed to pinch the ball against the turf using a down and through type of swing which requires an upright swing plane and a descending swing arc into the ball. On the other hand, fairway woods are designed to sweep the ball from the turf which requires a flatter swing plane and, hence, a longer club length than an iron. A driver is designed to sweep a ball that is teed up 1" to 2" off the ground which requires an even flatter swing plane than a fairway wood and, hence, a longer club length than the other woods within a set.

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[> [> Re: Great concept. Great clubs. But... -- Paul, 12:45:48 07/02/15 Thu

Mr. Lake,

Firstly, thank you for your prompt response. The information your have provided explains quite a lot. I'm guessing then, if there is an upper limit, that there is a ratio between the length of the club and the loft angle beyond this extreme in order to maintain the desired yardage gap and if so do you know what it is??

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[> [> [> Re: Great concept. Great clubs. But... -- David Lake, 18:06:45 07/02/15 Thu

There is a point of diminishing returns in adjustment of club length at each of the two extremes of the W-T-F measurement ranges, the one being at the 39.9" range and above and the other being at the 32.9" and below. In either case there would be a negligible affect (if any) by further club length adjustment and, in fact, could hamper the golfer's performance. It might be of interest to note that we have had many customers over the past 17 years (women and juniors) who have W-T-F measurements in the 28" - 32.9" range that play our golf clubs and have vastly improved their games as a result. As well, we have many current and former NBA players as customers (W-T-F measurements of 41"+) because we are the only ones who can fit them properly.

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