If One Size Fits…

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When you win the U.S. Ama­teur and throw in the NCAA Cham­pi­onship the same year (2015); folks no­tice. Add to that a Ho­gan cap, a sin­gle plane swing, and irons that are all the same length-ev­ery­one no­tices Bryson Decham­beau. When he turned pro last year and joined Rickie Fowler at Co­bra, it was just a mat­ter of time be­fore the com­pany came out with a one-length set of irons. That time is now. Though Decham­beau says he takes a sci­en­tific ap­proach to the game, and that nei­ther he nor Co­bra orig­i­nated the con­cept. Back in the 1930s, Bobby Jones, him­self, pro­moted a set with pairs of irons the same length. In the mid-1980s, a Cana­dian com­pany called Iso-vibe of­fered one length sets. And in 1989, the Tommy Ar­mour com­pany pro­duced their EQL length clubs. Since 1997, 1 Iron Golf has been mak­ing them. And Wil­son Golf also makes Ster­ling Irons Sin­gle Length sets. The idea, here, is to make your stance and ball place­ment con­sis­tent, so the same swing can work with each shot, mak­ing the game eas­ier and shots more con­sis­tent. Of course, there are no guar­an­tees. And as all one-length club mak­ers-em­pha­size, you can’t just cut all your shafts, re-grip, and let fly. It’s about match­ing swing weights, flex points, and club heads weights. In the past, dis­tance gap­ping be­tween clubs was lim­ited by club­face tech­nol­ogy. As we know, there barely seems to be a limit now. The Co­bra KING F7 One Length irons, built on the stan­dard 7-iron length, in­cor­po­rate the same tech­nol­ogy as the new KING F7 forged irons (now called ‘pro­gres­sive’ sets). This tech­nol-ogy in­cludes: TECFLO cav­ity con­struc­tion, a PWRSHELL thin­ner face and sole for a larger sweet spot and ac­cu­racy, a T.O.P. poly­mer medal­lion to lower the cen­ter of grav­ity (for dis­tance ( and for­give­ness), and CNC groove milling for spin and tra­jec­tory control. It all adds up to a club­face with which Jones would not be fa­mil­iar, but a one-length set that play­ers strug­gling with con­sis­tency and ac­cu­racy should check out. www.co­bragolf.com.

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