769: Bryson DeChambeau’s recent success at the 2020 U.S. Open Championship has made single length golf clubs relevant. But are they for everyone? This week’s guest on Golf Smarter is Matt Lake of 1IronGolf.com. Matt claims that the major manufacturers focus on different length shafts for each club for the purposes of mass production and scalability of their business. 1IronGolf refuses to mass produce as an independent club maker who custom fits every set to every customer. The goal is for each user to have the exact same swing for every club, which could improve consistency, distance, and accuracy. We were first introduced to 1IronGolf.com by Matt’s Dad, David in 2009 (episode 76 of Golf Smarter Mulligans).
This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 85, we finish our conversation with Jess Ortiz, the legendary club designer for Bobby Jones Golf and Orlimar. You may remember Orlimar as the birthplace of fairway metal clubs. In this episode, that is being made public for the first time (previously For Members Only), Jesse answers listener’s 2009 questions, which ironically also cover this club designer’s opinions on single length golf clubs.