> Hey folks,
> I've heard many people claim that the irons that pros play actually
> have more loft from club to club than the ones regular consumers
> purchase. The reasoning I hear is that it makes the average golfer
> feel better because they get a little more distance from each club.
> I don't think this is true, but I'd like to hear everyone's input.
It probably used to be true, but probably isn't any more. Although,
sometimes (not always) pros tend to play more traditional "blade like"
clubs, and they sometimes have more traditional (higher) lofts. But like
you said, the main reason clubs that most people buy have less loft is so
that when you try a 6 iron from company A, and a 6 iron from company B, you
buy the one that you hit farther (the one with less loft). Loft on clubs
has strenghtened by about 6 degrees over the years, I'd guess. All
completely unnecessary, silly, and confusing. It makes no difference
whatsover if you hit a club that is 38 inches long with 21 degrees of loft
and it has a 3 or 4 painted on the bottom of it.