In a previous post I promised to provide an update on the performance of my Pinhawk single length irons once the grass was green and the birds were singing. Well the grass isn’t really green yet but like a true Manitoba golf nut, despite the cold and windy weather, I’ve already completed my first 10 rounds of golf.
All 10 rounds have been played using the Pinhawk single length irons.
By way of comparison, my scoring average for the first 10 rounds is 2.9 strokes lower than last year. It is however not a true apples to apples comparison in terms of equipment as not only did I change my irons I also replaced my driver, a hybrid and my putter.
However all that being said my first impressions are very positive. I am hitting the single length irons straighter than I did my conventional length irons. The ball contact is solid, the flight trajectory is good and the distance control is excellent.
I have been tracking the distances on my clubs and as of right now (in cold weather conditions and using a low compression ball) these are the distances I’ve been hitting the irons:
These distances are not spot on accurate but are based on using a laser range finder where possible and pacing yardages. The gaps between clubs is excellent and although the distances are somewhat less than with my conventional set of irons I think once the weather warms up and I start using better quality (higher compression) balls the distances will improve. I am very optimistic in terms of matching my usual distances with my conventional length clubs.
When I first started writing about the single length iron concept I received an offer from one of the golf professionals at a local golf course to test the clubs on Flightscope. Once I get more used to playing with the Pinhawks and the weather warms up I will be availing myself of that offer and reporting the results.
In the meantime, I’m off to Bridges to play my first round of golf on that course this season.