Golf Clubs Technology Old vs New | Long Iron vs. Hybrid

Golf clubs have changed tremendously over the last 30 years. Golf club manufacturers have added all sorts of technology and modified their construction methods to offer better performance for all golfers.

In this video, 2nd Swing master fitters Jackie Johnson and Thomas Campbell showcase how golf clubs have improved over 30 years. Jackie hits shots with 1991 Titleist Tour Model 7-iron and 2-iron and compares those to a more modern PING i210 7-iron and TaylorMade SIM2 Max 4-hybrid.

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12 thoughts on “Golf Clubs Technology Old vs New | Long Iron vs. Hybrid

  1. I believe a more fair comparison would have been between the Ping 7 iron and a Titleist 6 iron from that particular year of Tour Model, at least the specs as far as loft and length of shaft would have been the same….

  2. I often play a 1 iron I acquired for $5 instead of a driver. I hate the way some (read: my) driver head wafts and waddles in the air with so much ambiguity I couldn’t sense where the club head is. Maybe the shaft is too flexible or the head is defective. But the fact I think a 1 iron is a better club should inform that I hate my driver (it’s a Taylor Made).

  3. I consider myself a good ball striker and have resisted switching to hybrids for years. Two seasons ago I decided to give them a try and bought a three, four, and five hybrid. My irons are 6-W. I should have made that switch long ago. Hybrids are so consistently good. Took a lot of pressure off of my game. I hit them high and they land soft. I'm 58 and a 9 hcp.

  4. File this under DUH! of course, 2020's irons will feel and play better and go longer than the 1990s, it all boils down to initiative from the user's perspective along with costs and time, long irons require higher swings speeds period to perform efficiently

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