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If you could get the same distance and control as the hybrid, would you play 1- through 3-irons?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Are you comfortable with the 14-club limit? Would you like to have fewer or more clubs in your bag?

Email us and we will publish reader responses in the Aug. 30 issue. Please include your first and last name, along with city and state of residence. 


QUESTION OF THE WEEK FOR AUG. 2: If you could get the same distance and control as the hybrid, would you play 1- through 3-irons? Tell us why.

I prefer 1-, 2- and 3-irons to hybrids and fairway woods. My dream bag would be a driver, 1-9 irons, select wedges and a putter. I like the technology that New Ground Golf has incorporated into its driving irons to offset the effects of the modern ball. I see them in my bag very, very soon.
— Fred Neergaard | Cape Neddick, Maine


Absolutely. I started carrying a 1-iron while playing on the Florida State University golf team in the sixties. It was my “go to” club then and was well into my fifties. However, I went with the flow and eventually put an 18-degree hybrid in the bag. Not sure why I switched. I recently put my 4-iron back in the bag, replacing a hybrid and plan on getting a 1-iron back in the bag as well. Very versatile club.
— Bill Boutwell | Jacksonville, Fla.


I currently use a Ping G2 2- and 3-iron instead of a hybrid or fairway wood. It would be great to try a 2-and 3-iron with the advanced technology that is available today.
— Terry Harrison | Hudson, Fla.


The Equipment Insider invites reader comment. Write to editor Stuart Hall at shall@morningread.com. Please provide your name and city of residence. If your comment is selected for publication, The Equipment Insider will contact you to verify the authenticity of the email and confirm your identity. We will not publish your email address. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and brevity.


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