Building a Better Set of Irons

It all starts with a fitting session to properly understand the golfer’s needs and select components to meet those needs. This includes swing speed measurement, swing analysis, interview and physical measurements. Iron heads and shafts are chosen and actually hit as part of the fitting session. Using a proprietary system, I can mix and match a variety of heads and shafts for the golfer to test for best performance. Selecting shafts with the proper flex, trajectory, torque and weight specifications are a key element in the fitting process. If necessary, a test club may be built to help fine tune some of the parameters to ensure the clubs are best suited to the individual.

Set makeup is discussed so that all of the appropriate clubs are included in the set. For instance, many golfers cannot hit a 3, 4 or maybe even a 5 iron. These need not be included in the set in favor of higher lofted woods or hybrid clubs if appropriate. On the other end, a gap wedge is a necessity to fill in between the pitching wedge and sand wedge. Should a lob wedge be included in the set makeup? This analysis ensures that the golfer gets all of, and only, the clubs needed as part of their set.

In order to build clubs that deliver the most consistent performance a number of techniques are used. Each shaft undergoes a frequency analysis so that the set is frequency matched ensuring a consistent progression of flex throughout the set. Each club head is weighed and adjusted if required so that the set can be MOI matched ensuring a more consistent feel. Only then will the final set be assembled.

Once assembled, the loft and lie angles are checked for consistency and adjusted if required. A dynamic lie test is later performed with the golfer to determine if the lie angle needs further adjustment under actual hitting conditions.

Loft/Lie Adjustment: Loft and lie angles for irons are not exact from any manufacturer. If you do not have your irons checked and adjusted, you are playing with equipment that will compromise your game. +/- 1 degree is typical and affects shot accuracy most in the higher lofted clubs.

This hand crafting provides the golfer with a set of irons not matched by standard off the rack clubs. Arrange a fitting session and find out how your new clubs can help you enjoy the game more.

Don’t be fooled: Many manufacturers claim to have the longest irons. Its a marketing ploy to sell more clubs as they have reduced the loft by 2-4 degrees. With the design of irons there is almost nothing that can be done to increase distance. So, make sure you take a look at the specs for each iron to ensure that you are making a valid comparison. Make sure you look at the loft difference between each and every club. In order to make the middle irons go further, they borrowed loft from the short irons. These clubs now have 5 degrees of loft between clubs which may result in a scoring issue. Also, the longer irons may only have 2 degrees difference between them so you may notice that there is very little distance seperation between clubs. Understand what you are buying.

I offer a variety of iron head designs from Wishon Golf. Each design designed to appeal to individual golfers needs and preferences. Follow the links below to find out more about each club design. I offer golfers the ability to try each club design with a variety of shafts using the Your Fit system.

To learn more about 979SS irons follow this link.

To learn more about 771CSI follow this link.

To learn more about 755PC irons follow this link.

To learn more about 565MC forged irons follow this link.

To learn more about 575MMC forged irons follow this link.