There is not right or wrong way to configure clubs, but there is conventional and non conventional. Also, there is always a trade off in what ever adjustments you make to to golf clubs, especially if you go from a conventional configuration to a non conventional one, like you describe. Head weights progress by 7 grams as you move through a set, with the 5 being 7 grams lighter than the 6 iron, the 6 is seven grams lighter than the 7 and so on. if you make the 5 through the 8 all the same length, the clubs feel and swing weight will get progressively heavier as you move towards the 8 iron. Also, even though the lofts progress by approx. 4 degrees from club to club, you will loose some of the distance gap between clubs because the length of a club accounts for some of the distance gaps. If you make them all 5 iron length, for instance, you may hit the 6,7,8 irons longer than normal. If you make them all 8 iron length, you will hit the 5,6,7 iron a little shorter. You also may not hit the short irons as accurate if they are longer than the conventional specification, just as you might hit the longer irons more accurate at a shorter than conventional length. My only suggestion is that if you think a non conventional length progression might be beneficial, your just going to have to experiment.
Date published: 2016-04-27