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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Cally X-12 1 iron in my bag, goes very, very well and still some forgiveness.
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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    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 😣
    Try using the 'proper' side of the club!


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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    my bro in law has just bought round an oldish 1 iron ,ben sayers jobby ,looks like it will be given an outing at the range tomorrow.
    common sense is so rare it should be classed as a super power.

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    Re: Modern 1 iron

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    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 😣
    I blame the modern low spinning ball.

    To hit an old 1 iron well with today's ball you need a really fast clubhead speed, whereas the old balata ball took enough spin to climb for you.

    I don't have a fast clubhead speed and even when I hit my Petron 1 iron well it doesn't climb but follows a low arc, it does get some serious run out though!
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