Alternative One Length Idea? Makes Sense to Me...

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BronsBrons ChicagoMembers  11WRX Points: 22Handicap: 12Posts: 11 Bunkers
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So I’ve been geeking out on my new SkyTrak and looking at a mountain of data that I’ve never had access to before. I’m interested in the One Length concept but like some I am not sold on the idea of a wedge with a 7i shaft.



That being said my distances and dispersion with my PW-7i are like a Swiss train as far a reliability and repeatability. 6i-4i is a different story. My gaping is about 3* (Callaway Steelhead XR) in all these long clubs but they more or less (10-15 yards) have the same total distance with ball flight and roll being the biggest difference. What do I gain by having these nuanced clubs with not-so-great dispersion from 180-210 yards which I imagine aside from long par 3’s are not a considerable dispersion/distance equation advantage? Also, would trade tighter dispersion for distance any day from that range.

So here is what i am thinking, a standard set of Cobra Forged Tec 7-GW; Cobra One Length Forged Tec 6-4 (maybe throw in an OL F9 4i like Rickie) to see if I gain any control and consistency from those OL long irons that seems to me to be the one thing that most OL fans are hyped about. I would do this in a legit fitting to make sure the shafts are correct and to see if this holds up. Also, the idea of gaining a bit more reliability out of 6i-4i is far more interesting to me than being able to bust a 220 yard 4i on a pure strike. Top end of the bag would have to be sorted out after testing, I’m thinking a 18*/19* hybrid and my 3W would cover that 210-240 gap.



Any help form current OL players would be most welcome, and if Cobra picks up this idea I want a free set!!!
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  • Pack7483Pack7483 Members  641WRX Points: 95Posts: 641 Golden Tee
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    Just my opinion, That will probably work great, BUT for me the wedges and short irons are where I like my OL clubs the most. Took me a few rounds to get comfortable with them, but after a year now with my f7 OL 5-LW I tried to hit a rogue pro PW, and it felt ridiculously short. I topped it like crazy. Grabbed my 7i length PW and it was back to great shots. The beauty of OL is once you dial in the setup it is basically the same from 4-LW. With that said do what works for you! Cobra sells their irons individually so you can make any combo.
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2855WRX Points: 410Handicap: 8Posts: 2,855 ClubWRX
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    Many golfers doing this already. I just started and I like it so far, still getting distances down. But it is really no big adjustment because it is easier. For a lot of amateurs, 4-6 irons are the weakness. I play an OL 5 and 6 iron, and variable length the rest of the way ( though the regular 7 iron is also the same length as the 5 and 6.) I don’t think I could play OL in my short irons. I like my game there. Am toying with an OL at the 4 iron spot if I can get past how it felt like a toy in my hands.



    All Cobra Forged Tec Black for me, with the $ Taper shafts. My first spin with these shafts and they are excellent.
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    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers  3051WRX Points: 150Handicap: 5.2Posts: 3,051 Titanium Tees
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    Pack7483 wrote:


    Just my opinion, That will probably work great, BUT for me the wedges and short irons are where I like my OL clubs the most. Took me a few rounds to get comfortable with them, but after a year now with my f7 OL 5-LW I tried to hit a rogue pro PW, and it felt ridiculously short. I topped it like crazy. Grabbed my 7i length PW and it was back to great shots. The beauty of OL is once you dial in the setup it is basically the same from 4-LW. With that said do what works for you! Cobra sells their irons individually so you can make any combo.




    I second everything written here. The biggest benefit to me was greatly reducing my tendency to pull wedge shots or thin them. Sure, I can get chunky still, but my L-R dispersion has been terrific so far.
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    Aldila Rogue Black, 9.5*
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    In1Zone Single Length Fairway Woods
    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue
    On -, @41.5" 5W = 19*

    Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue
    On -, @41.5" 7W = 23*

    Cobra F7 One Length Irons
    Nippon Modus 105 Stiff @ 36.5"
    6I = 24* 7I = 29* 8I = 34* 9I = 39* PW = 44* GW = 49* SW = 54* LW = 59*
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  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members  3497WRX Points: 163Posts: 3,497 Titanium Tees
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    I just started doing something very similar to dmeeks. Got a F7 OL 5 and 6 iron to go in with my VL set. Only gotten 1 round in with the set but I felt much more confident/comfortable with the OL 5/6 irons. I think it’s worth trying and probably an easier adjustment for most people than the longer short irons
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  • rjr25rjr25 New HampshireMembers  272WRX Points: 63Handicap: 11Posts: 272 Greens
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    After playing a full OL set last year, I will be doing something similar to this this coming season.



    I found the greatest benefit from OL in the 5 and 6 irons personally and my short game actually suffered. So ordered a full set of Variable Forged Tec's for this year and I'll either swap in my 5 and 6 from my F7 set or Ill look into grabbing some OL 5&6 in the Forged Tecs. I love the 5 in the F7 though so thinking it might stay. Just hate having mixed set between the black/silver. I added a OL hybrid at the end of the season and think I will give that a try for the year as well. Crazy easy to hit.
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    Cobra F6 Baffler 16.5
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19
    Cobra F8 OL Hybrid 22
    Cobra F7 OL 5&6
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 7-GW
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    Evnroll ER2 Midblade 35
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    I chopped down my 4-6 irons, added a ton of lead tape, and adjusted the lie angles earlier this year. The clubs are a tad wonky, but it has worked well enough that I just ordered a mixed set of F9s. 4-7 OL and 8-PW normal. My feeling is that unless you are an amazing long iron player, it can really only help going single length in your long and mid irons.
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    TM GAPR Lo 17* Tensei White 90HY
    Taylormade P790 4 iron 20* Tensei White 90HY
    Titleist 718 T-MB 4 iron Project X 6.0
    Nike Vapor Pro Blades 5-9 C-Taper S
    Vokey SM 7 48* 52* 56* 60* C-Taper S
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  • PerrkkaPerrkka GothenburgMembers  65WRX Points: 19Handicap: +0.1Posts: 65 Bunkers
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    This only works if you have a high swingspeed. I have 85 Mph with the 7 iron and carry the Cobra Forged One 7 iron 145 m, I carry the 6 iron 150 m. The 5 and 4 iron I do not carry longer then the 6 iron. I have a 22 degree Hybrid OL that I carry 160 m. After that I use VL hybrids.
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    3-Wood: Mizuno ST190
    19-Hybrid: Mizuno CLK
    21-Hybrid: Cobra T-Rail
    5-iron - PW: Cobra T-Rail
    48, 52, 56 W: Titleist Vokey SM7
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  • pappaf2pappaf2 Members  3497WRX Points: 163Posts: 3,497 Titanium Tees
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    Perrkka wrote:


    This only works if you have a high swingspeed. I have 85 Mph with the 7 iron and carry the Cobra Forged One 7 iron 145 m, I carry the 6 iron 150 m. The 5 and 4 iron I do not carry longer then the 6 iron. I have a 22 degree Hybrid OL that I carry 160 m. After that I use VL hybrids.




    True statement. Tom Wishon said something to the effect of if you don’t swing 7i fast enough it’s diminishing returns and you can’t carry the low lofted clubs far enough
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2855WRX Points: 410Handicap: 8Posts: 2,855 ClubWRX
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    pappaf2 wrote:

    Perrkka wrote:


    This only works if you have a high swingspeed. I have 85 Mph with the 7 iron and carry the Cobra Forged One 7 iron 145 m, I carry the 6 iron 150 m. The 5 and 4 iron I do not carry longer then the 6 iron. I have a 22 degree Hybrid OL that I carry 160 m. After that I use VL hybrids.




    True statement. Tom Wishon said something to the effect of if you don’t swing 7i fast enough it’s diminishing returns and you can’t carry the low lofted clubs far enough




    They have continually worked on the OL designs to tweak loft and carry. An 85 mph 7 iron would seem adequate to me. Certainly not slow. I am swinging a 7 iron 88-90 and have not noticed any issue. If anything, I hit the OL 5 iron longer than the standard one because I am more consistent with the shorter shaft length. I am using the Forged Tec Black heads. Like I said, still dialing in. I also think lofts can be tweaked a bit either way if needed. But I am hitting the 6 longer than the 7 and it looks like the usual gap. Want to get them on course if the constant cold and rain will let up.
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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches

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