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    Modern 1 iron

    During the Players the commentators seemed to focus in on some players starting to use 1 irons off the tee. Mainly DJ and Rory.

    Now I know modern 1 irons aren't the butter knives they used to be and close to impossibly for us mortals to hit, so are they worth considering now ?

    Anyone use one ?
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    I have a taylormade UDI, buts it a 2 iron, can only think thats what Rory and Dj were using but could be wrong, they are not butter knives, easy to hit hybrid irons that go a great distance, very fond of mine!!
    its the 18 deg I use, but they also, I believe did a 16 deg one (1 iron)
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Quote Originally Posted by JT77 View Post
    I have a taylormade UDI, buts it a 2 iron, can only think thats what Rory and Dj were using but could be wrong, they are not butter knives, easy to hit hybrid irons that go a great distance, very fond of mine!!
    its the 18 deg I use, but they also, I believe did a 16 deg one (1 iron)
    Might be. They were saying it was a 1 iron, and they had graphite shafts in theirs from what I could see.

    I was looking at the TM UDI and they do do a #1 iron version. Actually clubhouse have a deal on for £89, but lowest they have is a #2 iron.

    Tempted to have a punt on it and see. I know sometimes my driver is a bit hit and miss. A driving iron could be useful, especially in the summer when you are getting a decent run-out.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    I had a Callaway Big Bertha 1 iron a few years ago. A bloke I worked with had it and couldn't get away with it. I struggled with a driver and thought it worth trying. When I got it right it was marvellous, good distance, piercing trajectory. Problem was the sweet spot was 3mm across. The advantage now is that tech has improved forgiveness and sweet spots. Worth a punt, if it doesn't work you will get close to your money back as there are not many out there and that should keep the value high.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    I've hit the UDI 1 iron and it was very easy to hit, not a butter knife at all. Keen to get one in the bag.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Might be. They were saying it was a 1 iron, and they had graphite shafts in theirs from what I could see.

    I was looking at the TM UDI and they do do a #1 iron version. Actually clubhouse have a deal on for £89, but lowest they have is a #2 iron.

    Tempted to have a punt on it and see. I know sometimes my driver is a bit hit and miss. A driving iron could be useful, especially in the summer when you are getting a decent run-out.
    Did you have a punt on it? only 4 & 5 iron available now...
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    I've got a Srixon U45 2 iron. Its a real asset in the bag, can out drive most of my PP with it on a pure one.
    A wind cheater & fairway finder, but word of warning. It can be a pain to judge roll out, even more so with the recent dry weather.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    I've got a Srixon U45 2 iron. Its a real asset in the bag, can out drive most of my PP with it on a pure one.
    A wind cheater & fairway finder, but word of warning. It can be a pain to judge roll out, even more so with the recent dry weather.
    I have the same club and it's a great piece of kit.

    For any decent ball striker its a no brainer in when courses are dry and running or windy links tracks. They just hit penetrating lowish running shots and don't want to go left like a hybrid.

    I only ever think about putting hybrid back in the bag when its wet and soggy and even then think nah, 2 iron all day.

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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Srixon U45 2 iron.... Love that thing, its an arrow.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    I've still got my Ping 1 iron from the 1980s.

    Every now and then I take it out to the range but can't make any sense out of it.

    Shame - used to play without woods when I was younger, and that thing went better than my driver nowadays. Mind you I can't hit a 4 iron either now 😣
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