Super for all Players
Help for everyone
There’s a stigma attached to super game-improvement irons that only high-handicaps should be using them. Certainly, the player who comes over the top like a lumberjack and has no desire to practice can use all the help these clubs provide, but what about better players?
There’s a place for them, too. Just as many tour players opt for utility irons or even clubs found in this category to replace their long irons, you should, too, Mr Single Figure golfer.We ran a test using Foresight Sports’ GC2 launch monitor with a 4-handicap player pitting a game-improvement 4-iron against a super game-improvement 4-iron.The results were enlightening.
The game-improvement 4-iron carried 155 metres, reaching its peak height at 14 metres. Its landing angle was shallow at 27.3 degrees, leading to 27 metres of rollout after landing.
The super game-improvement club carry was nearly identical (156 metres) but had a peak height of 18 metres and a 36-degree angle of descent, resulting in a softer landing and cutting the rollout nearly in half at 14 metres.
That’s the difference between being over the back of the green and being on the back of the green. And there’s no stigma when marking down a 4 instead of a 5 or 6. – EMJ