Pinhawk SL Single Length Irons Clubhead
Looking for more consistency from your iron game? You need to seriously consider the Pinhawk SL single length irons! They are extremely popular for a reason.
What exactly is the difference between a "regular" iron set and a set of Pinhawk SL Single Length irons? Well, as you probably know, a conventional iron set has ½" length increments between each club. This forces the player to "learn" many different swings throughout the iron set, and ball striking consistency can be an issue. The Pinhawk SL irons are a solution to that problem. The SL?s are all the same length throughout the entire set. In addition, the swingweight and flex are also the same. This allows the golfer to use the same swing, on the same plane, with the same feel, for each iron in the set.
The Pinhawk SL?s not only are all the same length, but they also feature the very latest in iron technology. They incorporate a game improvement design without looking "clunky", and they have extreme perimeter weighting and a true deep undercut for the ultimate in forgiveness. And despite having a game improvement design, the SL?s have a very manageable sole width, and a low (3 mm) offset on each iron.
The loft gapping is slightly larger than traditional irons; this is to maintain a proper distance gap between clubs. You will find that your distances will be very similar to a "conventional" set of irons (studies have proven that, along with "real world" play).
Our suggested length for the Pinhawk SL?s is 37", which is a typical 7 iron length. We can also build them for you as long as 38" (a normal 5 iron length), or as short as 36 ½" (a normal 8 iron length). Our club builders are experts on this concept and have the accredited skills to build a well balanced set of irons at any of these lengths.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are they USGA legal?Yes. They are listed as conforming irons on the USGA Informational Club Database, listed under Pinhawk, right after Ping.
What handicap are they good for?
All handicaps. We?ve had success with these irons from hackers all the way to club champions. They help with consistency, and any golfer can use that.
Has anyone I know played single length irons?Depends, do you get out much? Moe Norman, who is considered one of the best ball strikers of all time used single length irons. Also, Bryson DeChambeau won the NCAA Individual Championship and also the US Amateur playing single length irons. With his US AM win, we are excited to report that he will be playing in the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship with his single length irons. Can?t get any better "proof of concept" than that! For a little more on Bryson, you can see a USGA article here, a picture of his clubs here, and a video that talks about his single length irons here.
UPDATE: Coming off a great showing at the Masters (winning low Am with his single length irons) he has now turned Pro, and we look forward to watching his career on the PGA Tour with great interest!We're also excited to mention that Gareth Shaw, a European Tour player is putting the Pinhawk's in play! Gareth is no slouch, he's finished 5th in the Irish Open, beating the likes of Donaldson, Lawrie, Willett, Bjorn, Molinari, Harrington, and 13th in the French Open, beating Dubuisson, Poulter and more big names. We are looking forward to see how Gareth does on the Tour in the future!
Have any studies been done on the efficacy of single length irons?
We just wanted to get the word "efficacy" in a sentence. But seriously, the answer is yes. Besides being proven by real world play, studies have been done to prove that they are a concept that works. Dave Tutleman, a veteran golf industry engineer, did a study on constant length irons. If you have some time, grab a cup of coffee and read Dave's extensive academic investigation here.
You may also want to check out some press we've been getting from this article in Golf Digest and this article from the LA Times.
What length is best for me?
We suggest 7 iron length (37"); that is generally the "sweet spot" for most players. If you are exceptionally tall or short, however, 37" may not be for you. Here is a very general WTF (wrist-to-floor) chart to get you started. For more details on how to measure your wrist-to-floor, look under "Club Length" of our fitting page.
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