set includes three
Cleveland 588 MT
and six CB irons.
DIVERSITY THROUGH THE BAG
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SOMETIMES GOLFERS can borrow from equip- ment trends on tour to better their games, and there is one so far this year that applies: the increase in mixed sets. At last week’s Zurich
Classic of New Orleans, 68 of 156 players had at least one iron that was
a different model from the rest of their set. Of that number, 25 had two
or more clubs that varied from the rest of their iron sets. The lesson:
Every club in the bag must perform a specific function, and if that
means not all irons in your bag are the same make and model, so be it.
Utility irons or super game-improvement irons at the long end of the
set make sense. Companies (and retailers) are now much more willing to accept special orders for sets that comprise two or even three
models at a minimal cost or even no charge. —E. Michael Johnson