Need help on shaft lengths
Today I picked up a set of Titleist Tour Model Forged Blades. I went to Titleist.com and found out the standard spec on these is .5" shorter than today's standards. The 5 iron is 37.5" which was standard back in 1982 when these were made. My question is: Are these going to hit the ball shorter based on the shaft length being shorter and I guess the lofts being weaker? I know the answer should be obvious, but some guys I've talked to say they hit older irons back in the 80's just as far as they hit the blades today with their new standard specs. Anyone have any ideas. I was born in 1984, so I don't know anything on the distance of older blades.