|So let’s compare the “5 irons” – 19* vs 25*. So when the commentators on the PGA Tour golf say he has hit his 5 iron 250 yards, remember it is actually a 3 iron but for whatever reason it is called a 5 iron. You can draw the same conclusion from all his irons.
It begs the question of why do we even bother calling them a 7 iron or a 6 iron anymore if the lofts are so wildly different. Let’s say you have an iron fitting and you are comparing 2 different 7 irons from 2 different manufacturers and one is outperforming the other. You need to find out what the lofts are as this could be the difference not the club build etc.
After all, we do label wedges not with GW or SW anymore but with the loft printed on the bottom…