Single Length Golf Clubs•
Posted on December 22 2016
Is Bryson DeChambeau on to something?
The idea of single length golf clubs it not a new thing. Years ago the Tommy Armour company tried to market a set of equal length golf clubs and failed. You can get all the history about single length golf clubs by combing the internet.
I’m not concerned with the history here or the ability for a golf club company to sell higher profits. My question is, does this golf club configuration actually make it easier for golfers to play? With all the talk about making the game easier, shorter, golf courses that are only 6 holes long and even making the hole bigger, is single length golf clubs a possible positive contributor to making golf more accessible and enjoyable for the average golfer.
When I mentioned these golf clubs to my good friend Larry Wilson he said that he already had a set of single length golf clubs. Doesn’t matter which one he hits, they all 100 yards!
I am going to make a best effort to find out if this idea has merit above and beyond a tour player like Bryson DeChambeau. I will study this topic from a practical point of view. I will not consider this a search for extra power or pinpoint accuracy, although those could be the results we find. My concern is with ease of play and consistency.
Keep in touch with this Blog for the latest as I post videos of the progress so far. You will see day one of the study below and I will post day two as quickly as possible.
Oh one thing before we start the video. I guess you are asking what is the difference between the single length golf clubs and a standard configuration? Well, in a standard set of irons the weight of the club heads are staggered by seven grams. For instance, a six iron club head weighs about 257 grams and might be a golf club once assembled at 38 inches long. A five iron would have a golf club head weight of 250 grams (seven grams lighter) and have a total length after assembled of 38 1/2 inches. As the golf club shaft lengthens the club head weight is diminished by seven grams per golf club.
In a single length set of golf clubs all the golf clubs are the same length, (approximately 37 to 37 1/2 inches) and all the golf club head weights are identical. About the same head weight of a seven iron. The difference per golf club head is the loft.
That means that with every golf club the same length, no more moving the golf ball around in your stance. You stand at the same distance form the ball on every club. You only need to learn one stance and set up that works for every club.
Now please watch the video for more details….