Thanks to Tony of Game Improvement Golf for having me back on his podcast for the 3rd time. Show Notes:
• Jaacob provides a personal update on things he has been involved with in the past 2 years. • He shares his thoughts on how the single-length iron concept has progressed in the golf world. • Jaacob talks about the major benefits of single-length irons for golfers – and any specific classes of golfers who can benefit the most from playing them. • He discusses the benefits of single-length – in particular – for beginner and high-handicap golfers. • His website has guidelines for single-length iron setups that work best for different classes of golfers. Jaacob shares his thoughts about these criteria. • He shares a few of his favorite single-length iron success stories. • Finally, Jaacob shares some final thoughts on the future of single-length irons for golfers, and when they should consider playing them.
Staying in Carmel Valley, California from August 29th - September 3rd, 2019 for Jen's 40th birthday, our 13th wedding anniversary, and Labor Day weekend with friends from New York. Hitting up Nepenthe Restaurant and Esalen Night Baths in Big Sur, Mission Ranch for brunch in Carmel, 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, and more.
In preparation for the MAPGA Professional Championship, I played a practice round at Trump National Golf Club. I don't follow soccer all that much, but it was still fun to play with Wayne Rooney and Steven Birbaum of DC United. Guess I'll have to start following the team, particularly since Wayne whipped out a that's what she said joke.
Here is a current snapshot of my lag putting over the last 2 weeks...50 randomized putts from each distance with no 2 putts being the same and no distances repeated twice in a row. Average distance of all 3-putts was a little over 50 feet.
4:26 – “I think that flew the exact same yardage. No, we did not press replay!”
7:24 - “Feeling good so far. Sound good. They really sound nice. Yeah, it’s not like you’re going to pick these up and they feel different than what you’d be expecting from a Titleist or something like that. They feel quite nice.”
8:14 – “It’s gotta be a massive value to literally anyone.”
12:35 – “You know one thing I’m definitely aware of here is these irons are not short. In terms of how far they go, they are quick.”
18:39 – “I really hate to admit it, I’m hitting these 1000 times better than my own irons.”
18:48 – “That’s flowing right on the number, 198 on the fly.”
“I wasn’t really expecting to hit really good shots, if I’m honest. I was a little worried about this test.”
“Is that right?”
“I kinda thought I would get to 7 and 6-iron and just be hitting like crap.”
“Well, the opposite has happened. You’re flushing these. You’re hitting them really really nice.”
19:46 – “I don’t see anyone that shouldn’t try them.”
20:29 – “Performance speaks for itself. If it works, then it’s worth a shot.”
20:40 – “If your ball striking is a weakness and striking and being inconsistent is the reason for that, this really is one solution you could look at.”
20:51 – “I think I’m making better contact for sure.”
20:52 – “I would 100% say that this is the cleanest full set test we’ve done.”
20:41 – “That’s as good as I can hit it.”
23:00 – “I think mission accomplished.”
23:11 – “Really good yardage gaps.”
23:44 – “I think it helped me be more consistent.”
23:50 - “That is about as consistent as I’ve gone through in a set of irons.”
24:04 – “I think there’s so much good engineering that went in to the head with what each club is engineered to do .”
25:28 – “I’m pleasantly surprised.”
25:46 - “It’s a true validation for the technology.”
26:24 - “I could tell you my own irons aren’t gapped that well.”
26:39 – “I think this was done properly.”
26:59 - “They are very competitive on price, obviously made of good materials, and clearly can be fit properly.”