Are Single Length Irons the Future of Golf?

Bryson DeChambeau was 15 years old when he found the book, The Golfing Machine, which was written by Homer Kelly in 1969. Little did he know, it could change the game forever. Kelly wrote about the idea of having the same swing plane for all clubs in your bag which infatuated a young Bryson. In order to achieve this, the mad scientist Bryson, had the brilliant idea of making a set of clubs that were all the same length, weight, and lie angle. By doing this, he created irons that could accommodate one swing. The idea of single length irons had been attempted once before by the Tommy Armour company in the 1980’s but it was not successful and did not catch on like it has today.

In order to get started, Bryson and his swing coach Mike Schy, inserted 37.5 inch shafts into an old set of Nike VR irons. This is the standard length of the average 6 iron which is right in the middle of the iron set. Bryson added lead tape to the long irons and drilled holes and shaved weight off the short irons and wedges. This would balance out the weight and make them even with one another. In order to understand if this idea would work, Bryson took the new clubs to his local golf course. The first shot was an eight iron from 150 yards, which he hit pin high. Next, Bryson took the 5 iron from 210 yards and landed it three feet from the flag. This is the moment that Bryson knew he could make the single length irons into a reality.

By creating a set of irons that are all one length, it eliminates numerous variables in the golf swing that amateurs struggle with. When golf clubs are variable lengths, you must adjust your stance and swing plane accordingly which can create inconsistencies in ball striking. The one length irons will help you become more accurate by eliminating those inconsistencies which means golfers of all skill levels can benefit from playing these clubs. Bryson has proved these irons work well by winning five times on the PGA Tour and once Internationally by the age of 25.