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My son's 13, about 5'5". He wants a 1-iron. Where would one acquire such a thing?
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  • CwebbCwebb Members  6028WRX Points: 331Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    Older clubs on Ebay. Lots of options
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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3907WRX Points: 1,274Posts: 3,907 Titanium Tees
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    A 3 iron today will be like the loft of a 1 iron from yesteryear.
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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1648WRX Points: 496Posts: 1,648 Platinum Tees
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    Haha! All good answers. Thanks guys. I think this kid could hit a zero-iron. He’s an exceptional ball striker. Me, on the other hand...
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    It’s not about hot good they can hit it. Almost zero chance a 13 year has enough speed to hit a 1 iron high enough without adding loft at impact, which teaches bad habits and defeats the purpose. Most shouldn’t be playing a 3 iron
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    leezer99 wrote:
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    iteachgolf wrote:
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    It's not about hot good they can hit it. Almost zero chance a 13 year has enough speed to hit a 1 iron high enough without adding loft at impact, which teaches bad habits and defeats the purpose. Most shouldn't be playing a 3 iron<br />
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    iTeach - what are the major influencers of ball height or is it strictly swing speed? From what I understand most pros average around 30 - 33 yards at apex. Anything you recommend to hit those moon shots like JDay?<br />
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    Speed, spin loft, and contact<br />
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    Won’t hit moonball long irons unless you have speed like Rory, Day, etc. Optimal launch and spin numbers results in a 6 iron only going 75’ high or so at 80mph. Rory and the high speed guys can hit 6 irons 140+’ high. It’s even more skewed with a 3 iron let alone a 1 iron
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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1648WRX Points: 496Posts: 1,648 Platinum Tees
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    Well, he's hitting his driver past 3 bills now, in competition...He's 2 clubs longer than I am, and he's playing little US Kids irons. Speed isn't his problem. Paying to reshaft his kiddie irons with stiffer shafts is the problem.
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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3907WRX Points: 1,274Posts: 3,907 Titanium Tees
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    Well, he's hitting his driver past 3 bills now, in competition...He's 2 clubs longer than I am, and he's playing little US Kids irons. Speed isn't his problem. Paying to reshaft his kiddie irons with stiffer shafts is the problem.<br />
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    What is his swing speed?<br />
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    I call complete BS. I am around some of the best junior golfers in the country and they aren't driving it over 300. We are talking about elite athletes as well into their late teen years. I won't say there is no way, but it is highly unlikely a 90 lb 13 year old can generate the 115 mph swing speed to drive the ball 300 yards.<br />
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    Please post swing and post the numbers from Trackman/Flightscope and I will eat my own words.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7336WRX Points: 662Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,336 Titanium Tees
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    5’ 5” 13 year old hitting the driver 300+??<br />
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    Please, Please, post a swing video so we can see this prodigy in action. Sounds like something to behold.<br />
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    As far as the clubs go. You certainly shouldn’t bother to reshaft the kiddie clubs. At 5’ 5” and a 110+ mph driver speed he should be using men’s standard clubs about a 1/2 inch under standard length and probably a degree or two flat.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    Well, he's hitting his driver past 3 bills now, in competition...He's 2 clubs longer than I am, and he's playing little US Kids irons. Speed isn't his problem. Paying to reshaft his kiddie irons with stiffer shafts is the problem.<br />
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    Well I teach guys swinging 125-130 mph and none swing fast enough to hit a 1 iron at a playable trajectory. In fact none of them even carry a 2 iron. I’m talking guys flying a blade 3 iron 250-260 yards and going 270+. There’s no way your son has the speed to play a 1 iron.
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    I played a 1 iron in high school. My nickname on the team was Ace. It was an old Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron. Don't listen to the arm chair QBs. If he wants one, get him one.
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  • extrastiffextrastiff Members  1366WRX Points: 266Posts: 1,366 Platinum Tees
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    My son's 13, about 5'5". He wants a 1-iron. Where would one acquire such a thing?<br />
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    please be a responsible parent and talk him out of this:)
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    ckay wrote:
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    I played a 1 iron in high school. My nickname on the team was Ace. It was an old Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron. Don't listen to the arm chair QBs. If he wants one, get him one.<br />
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    Except that an old 1 iron is closer to a modern day 3 iron and the old ball spun WAY more. It was 15-16*
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  • zzyzxx33zzyzxx33 Members  1181WRX Points: 153Posts: 1,181 Platinum Tees
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    I say get him an old Eye 2 1 iron. He can use it to learn how to learn to hit a stinger like Tiger did.
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9406WRX Points: 893Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,406 ClubWRX
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    My 8 yr old asked for a GAPR 2 iron and I almost punched him.
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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1648WRX Points: 496Posts: 1,648 Platinum Tees
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    ckay wrote:
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    I played a 1 iron in high school. My nickname on the team was Ace. It was an old Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron. Don't listen to the arm chair QBs. If he wants one, get him one.<br />
    Yeah - golf is supposed to be fun. I once had a cast GI MacGregor set with a 2 iron. It was a good club, good set. I suck.<br />
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    And, he's not bombing a US Kids driver. He games an M2 w adult R shaft (way too wobbly - changing that one out).
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    ckay wrote:
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    I played a 1 iron in high school. My nickname on the team was Ace. It was an old Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron. Don't listen to the arm chair QBs. If he wants one, get him one.<br />
    Yeah - golf is supposed to be fun. I once had a cast GI MacGregor set with a 2 iron. It was a good club, good set. I suck.<br />
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    And, he's not bombing a US Kids driver. He games an M2 w adult R shaft (way too wobbly - changing that one out).<br />
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    Chang his bag, if he could hit the golf balls like you said, he can certainly be playing a shorter set of adult golf clubs.<br />
    Utility irons will be a good replacement for the 1 iron, since you couldn't get pass the 3 iron in the modern set of irons, Just get the utility irons for him with appropriate loft to replace the 2 and the 1 irons.
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  • ckayckay Members  4699WRX Points: 746Posts: 4,699 Titanium Tees
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    iteachgolf wrote:
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    ckay wrote:
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    I played a 1 iron in high school. My nickname on the team was Ace. It was an old Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron. Don't listen to the arm chair QBs. If he wants one, get him one.<br />
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    Except that an old 1 iron is closer to a modern day 3 iron and the old ball spun WAY more. It was 15-16*<br />
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    Yes that is the case, but I didn't know this was a conversation about today's 1 iron vs. any 1 iron.<br />
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    In either case, if he wants one, get him one!
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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1648WRX Points: 496Posts: 1,648 Platinum Tees
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    ...and, maybe he's not hitting the M2 for a while. During my lunch break a few minutes ago he called me and said, "Dad. I have a serous problem." Seems he broke the head of his M2 today on the course or range. It appears to be about a 1" crack across the carbon fiber crown near the hosel. He's had it about a year so maybe they'll replace it(?)
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    Gotta love Golfwrx
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    <br />
    ...and, maybe he's not hitting the M2 for a while. During my lunch break a few minutes ago he called me and said, "Dad. I have a serous problem." Seems he broke the head of his M2 today on the course or range. It appears to be about a 1" crack across the carbon fiber crown near the hosel. He's had it about a year so maybe they'll replace it(?)<br />
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    Yes they likely will.<br />
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    On that note, let's see a quick swing vid of your son. Or I guess we can just assume you started drinking a bit early today and all is forgiven.
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    My son is 14 just got him. Pxg 2 iron. Fitter was great. Found the rrihjr shaft for him, he stripes it. Helps him hit tight fairways <br />
    I would try to see a pxg fitter. Great experience
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    I haven’t seen a 1 iron in a bag of a player ina long time <br />
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    Probally at least 8 guys at my school carried tmb 2 irons and about 1/2 off them didn’t have the speed or ability to consisntly hit those . You’re 13 year old definilty doesn’t <br />
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    But everyone sees them on tv and thinks they need to be playing one
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    I haven’t seen a 1 iron in a bag of a player ina long time <br />
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    Probally at least 8 guys at my school carried tmb 2 irons and about 1/2 off them didn’t have the speed or ability to consisntly hit those . You’re 13 year old definilty doesn’t <br />
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    But everyone sees them on tv and thinks they need to be playing one<br />
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    Cameron Champ doesnt even carry a 1 iron and he sucks!!!
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    kekoa wrote:
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    I haven’t seen a 1 iron in a bag of a player ina long time <br />
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    Probally at least 8 guys at my school carried tmb 2 irons and about 1/2 off them didn’t have the speed or ability to consisntly hit those . You’re 13 year old definilty doesn’t <br />
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    But everyone sees them on tv and thinks they need to be playing one<br />
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    Cameron Champ doesnt even carry a 1 iron and he sucks!!!<br />
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    I bet he would if he had higher swing speed though.
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  • ckayckay Members  4699WRX Points: 746Posts: 4,699 Titanium Tees
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    A golfer wants to try a 1 iron, I don’t get what the big deal is here. Does it make you guys feel that much better to put somebody down for wanting to try a club?
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    I'd let my Big Bertha gold or eye 2 one iron go for a fair price
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    The answer to the original question is.<br />
    Look on ebay for a used 1 iron. Buy it, let him try it and get it out of his system.
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    sandtrap wrote:
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    The answer to the original question is.<br />
    Look on ebay for a used 1 iron. Buy it, let him try it and get it out of his system.<br />
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    Seems too obvious.
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members  17198WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 17,198 Titanium Tees
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    5’ 5” 13 year old hitting the driver 300+??<br />
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    Please, Please, post a swing video so we can see this prodigy in action. Sounds like something to behold.<br />
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    As far as the clubs go. You certainly shouldn’t bother to reshaft the kiddie clubs. At 5’ 5” and a 110+ mph driver speed he should be using men’s standard clubs about a 1/2 inch under standard length and probably a degree or two flat.<br />
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    He swings mid to upper 90s with maybe a max of 100 mph which is good for a 13 year old.
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