The main objective of an iron shot is accuracy, not distance. You don't say
who told you to get shorter clubs, but I assume it was a pro or a clubfitter
who knows what they are doing ( as opposed to a fellow hacker). If that
assessment is accurate, you WILL hit the ball more solidly with a properly
fitted set of clubs - and that translates into more distance AND accuracy.
If you lose some distance, but gain accuracy -so what? Just hit one more
If you are not convinced, get a second opinion from a qualified source.
>I was told that I should use clubs that are a half inch shorter than
>standard length. My question is, since each club in a set is 1/2 inch
>shorter than the previous wont my 5 iron play like a 6 iron if I make it
>1/2 shorter than standard? I dont see how its possible to hit a 1/2
>shorter 5 iron as far as a standard length 5 iron.