Through the application of physiology it can be found that there is an ideal swing posture/swing plane that optimizes your skeletal and muscular functions to maximize both power and control in your golf swing. Through extensive testing performed at the One Iron Golf Testing Center we have found conclusively that the ideal swing posture and swing plane for iron play is produced through the incorporation of a 63.5º club-head lie angle. The combination of this lie angle with your properly fitted club length forces you into this ideal swing and posture resulting in complete skeletal and muscular optimization. Since a set of 1 Irons are custom built to your ideal single club length in relation to the ideal lie angle you will be assured of a stunning increase in your level of ball striking consistency, power, and accuracy. You will be as confident hitting your #3 and #4 irons as you are with your #9 iron and wedges and will gain distance with every iron in your set over your old irons.
We offer our proprietary optimized steel shafts in our irons (Black Steel in our Blackstone irons and chrome plated in our other lines). Our driver is shafted with our proprietary optimized graphite shaft. The design of our golf shaft in combination with our proprietary Shaft Optimization Process produces a perfectly balanced golf club (all other brands use stock shafts with no balance criteria whatsoever). Once this perfect balance is achieved the concept of shaft flex (frequency) disappears and the golf club will perform at its peak performance level regardless of swing speed or strength. Our golf clubs are played by golfers with extremely high swing speeds and with very low swing speeds. In either case the golfer will realize their optimum distance, trajectory, and control/accuracy.
We are the only golf club manufacturer to perform shaft flex plane orientation (Spine Align/Puring) as part of our proprietary Shaft Optimization Process. If a golf club is shafted without regard to its inherent flex plane the shaft will try to rotate around its axis to a position of stability during the swing which creates an oscillation of the shaft and club-head. This oscillation results in the club-head literally wobbling through impact. When the shaft is correctly oriented with respect to its inherent flex plane it will resist twisting to any other position when placed under load and will remain stable through impact. It is as if the club-head is riding on rails through the impact zone resulting in a much higher degree of ball striking consistency with a maximum transfer of power at impact.
Senior 'flex' or any other type of flex rating in a conventional set of irons is misleading. The first few irons will be senior flex but as the shafts are cut down, they become max stiff. You can test this by grabbing your lowest numbered club by the club head and grip, bending it, then doing the same with one of the wedges and you'll feel it.
Our goal has always been to provide the most accurate and consistent set of clubs in the golf industry, and the fact is that graphite shafts for iron play simply do not measure up to the performance level of steel shafts in any category. A common misconception is that the lighter weight of a graphite shafted club produces an increase in swing speed and, hence, increased distance. This is a myth in that the normal human tendency is to swing a lighter graphite shafted club with the arms where little power is generated along with a decided loss in control/accuracy. Conversely, the tendency is to swing a slightly heavier steel shafted club with the upper body which produces the highest degree of power and the highest degree of control. As to feel, due to our proprietary Shaft Optimization Process our steel shafted golf clubs actually feel more comfortable than graphite shafted models and produce the increased consistency and playability that steel shafts are known for. It is worthy to note that many of our customers are former graphite shaft players.
We only install our 1/8” oversize grips produced exclusively for us by Lamkin. We have found through our testing over the past twenty years that this type and size of grip produces a much greater degree of surface to skin contact than standard grips which allows for a greater transfer of swing force and a much higher degree of control and accuracy.
Our golf clubs are manufactured in the USA and every club goes through a twelve point quality control inspection process before being shipped to the customer. This is unlike all of the other brands who mass produce their golf clubs through factory assembly lines in China by unskilled Chinese workers with very little quality control inspection whatsoever. Our golf clubs are custom built by highly skilled club-making professionals who constantly check and double check the dynamic and custom fitting specifications for each individual order and we keep these specifications on file forever.
Unlike conventional golf clubs, 1 Irons are designed with a consistent incremental 4 degree loft angle progression between successive clubs. This means that since you are using the same swing and ball position with each club you will get an exact and consistent yardage gap between all of the golf clubs within your set. This can only be achieved with a single-length set of golf clubs and certainly not with a conventional set where the incremental loft angle progression varies from club to club.
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Single-Length irons were used to win four times on the PGA Tour over the past couple of years which validates what we have been promoting for over two decades. We began developing the concept of Single-Length play in 1997 when we coined the term “Single Length Irons,” and up until just the past few years we were the only ones in the golf industry who offered Single-Length golf clubs. Once our research, testing, philosophy, and golf club designs had been tour proven and our concept of Single-Length play had become immensely popular with golfers world-wide, a number of brands sprung up to “jump on the bandwagon” so to speak. None of them had any experience in Single-Length theory or golf club design and simply put sets of clubs together based upon conventional golf club design theory which simply does not work in the context of Single-Length play. Yes, there is a reason we have been in business for over 20 years and our 1 Irons considered the Gold Standard of Single-Length irons in the golf industry.
In the decade prior to the turn of the century our founder, David Lake, began developing, what later would become, the One Iron Golf System and the basis for Single-Length play.
David, a highly regarded professional golf club designer, had always been skeptical of the need for the standard 1/2 inch length increments between clubs within a set of conventional golf clubs. Acting on this skepticism, David began an in-depth study of the dynamics of golf clubs in relation to playability. Early on it became apparent that the progressive incremental length increases between successive golf clubs had no affect on distance but a progressively negative affect on playability. David knew that there had to be an easier, more consistent approach to the game and the answer was that all of the golf clubs within a specific design grouping (ie: irons, fairway woods) should be built to the same club length with the same clubhead lie angle, weight, shafting, offset, bounce angle, etc. And, extremely important, the clubs should be custom fitted to the individual golfer.
In 1998 David published the results of his findings in his book ”One Iron Golf…the common sense approach to better golf,” (free download). Since that time David has been featured in many golf magazine articles and media interviews and is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on single-length golf club design. His 1 Iron line of golf clubs continues to be the Gold Standard against which all brands of single-length golf clubs are judged.
…at 72 years old I thought that I’d have to give up golf but my new 1 Irons have rejuvenated my game.
Paul R. – MN
…my only regret is that I didn’t buy your one-length golf clubs ten years ago! Great clubs.
Randy F. – FL
…I can’t explain it but my new 1 Iron single-length golf clubs felt right for me straight out of the box. Your custom fitting is spot on.
Jack M. – FL
…best clubs ever made! Shots soar high and land like butterflies with sore feet. Running shots are extremely predictable and easy to control. Sold on single-length irons
Samuel R. – England
…I can honestly state that my jaw dropped the first time I hit your single-length #3 iron. The ball sailed through the air like a Ben Hogan shot and I can repeat it 9 out of 10 times. Unbelievable consistency and a great set of golf clubs.
Steve – NY
…I’m amazed at the high quality and high performance of my 1 Iron one-length irons. I’ve shot the best rounds of my life since receiving these clubs.
Karl – Germany
..I hit every one of my one-length irons 3 to 4 yards farther than my Pings and with a lot more accuracy. Fantastic equipment.
Sam H. – KS
…my average distance has increased by 3 yards with each iron in my set since I switched to theOne Iron Golf System. But more importantly it’s consistent distance since my ball striking has improved so much with your golf clubs.
James F. – CA
…I’ve gained 5+ yards with each of my single-length irons and have a consistent 10 yd gap between each one.
Curtis S. – CO
…I’ve been dropping darts on the pin ever since I started playing your single-length golf clubs…great golf clubs.
Mark D. – IL
…For the first time I won our club championship. Thank you One Iron Golf System for these fantastic one-length golf clubs.
Sam – Australia
…your 1 Iron one-length irons out-perform any clubs I’ve ever played in every category. Love ‘em.
Billy – FL
…best ever round in my life, a 78. My buddies keep asking for my secret but I am not telling. I like collecting all the bets. The One Iron Golf System and their single-length irons is my secret.
Tom. – GA
…been playing your single-length irons for five years and will never go back to conventional golf clubs again. You’ve made golf fun again.
Mike. – TN
…my new single-length golf clubs fit me perfectly and are very comfortable to play. At 70 years old I need all the advantage I can get. Thank you.
Phil. – TX
…beautiful one-length irons and solid play. Much better than the other brands. Thank you!
Frank. – London England
…no sooner had I unpacked my new Pro-line single-length irons then I was hitting the shots of my life.
Jake – Australia
…the workmanship of your Blackstone single-length irons is the best I’ve seen and they fit me perfectly.
John – Australia
…not only are your 1 Iron single-length golf clubs fantastic, your customer service is second to none.
James – UK
…after years of keeping my same handicap with no improvement in sight my Blackstone single-length irons have helped me to drop 5 strokes in less than four weeks – I’m thrilled.
Chuck – OK
…at 65 years young your single-length irons have helped me to compete against players far my junior.
Randall – New Zealand
…I just turned 70 and bought myself a one-length iron birthday present. Happy Birthday to me!!! The clubs are amazing.
Charles – Florida
…the most forgiving irons I’ve ever played in my life. No more strolls in the woods for me after switching to your single-length irons.
Jim – NC
…I haven’t been able to hit a “long iron” effectively in fifteen years. Now I’m hitting my one-length #3 and #4 irons like I was born with them in my hands.
Fred – Germany
…as a 20 handicap I was hesitant about buying yourPro-line single-length irons but in one month my handicap has dropped 8 strokes and still going down.
Clark – FL
…I tested a couple of other brands of single-length golf clubs but they felt clunky to me and did not perform well. However, after playing your 1 Iron single-length irons for only four rounds I’m completely sold.
Jake – The Villages, FL
…your single-length irons have taken my game to a level I did not believe possible. Thank you One Iron Golf.
Gill – CA
…I didn’t realize that I had a problem aligning my clubface accurately at address until I played your Blackstone one-length irons. Now I’m dropping darts on the green.
Jeff – OH
…my new set of 1 Iron single-length irons fit me perfectly and for the first time I feel completely natural making a golf swing.
Tim F. – CA
…I can’t explain it but my new Pro-line single-length irons just feel right straight out of the box. Your custom fitting is right on target.
Jack M. – FL
…my golf pro was amazed at how well you custom fitted my newsingle-length irons – perfect!
Rob G. – TN
…as a PGA Pro I custom fit clubs for my students so I know a precise fitting when I see it. My Blackstone single-length irons are indeed precise and fit me perfectly.
Dick S. – AZ
…I was kind of leery about your shafting until I went to the range the first time and hit a bucket of balls. I’ve never been able to hit shots like this—long and straight. Thank you fir the best set of single-length irons on the market.
Donald K. – PA
…highest level of quality I’ve ever seen in a set of golf clubs and your customer service has been outstanding.
Kirk H. – TX
…I had been playing graphite shafted clubs for the past five years and was hesitant about switching to steel – until I played your 1 Iron single-length irons. These are the most comfortable irons I’ve ever played.
Jim R. – KY
…quality exudes from these clubs and they play just as good as they look. My handicap has already started dropping.
Chris W. – UK
…just a note to let you know that I am extremely impressed with the quality and custom fitting of my new single-length irons.
Ed H. – NJ
…after years of struggling with clubs that never fit me my 1 Ironshave made golf fun again.
Dave P. – TX
…the quality and workmanship of my 1 Iron single-length irons is second to none. And they play better than they look.
Ron F. – UK
…who says that wives can’t keep up with their husbands on the golf course. I’ve beaten my husband three times in the past month using my new single-length irons and the One Iron Golf System.
Sandy – Ohio
…others have come out with single-length irons recently but they are just copying what you’ve been doing for 20+ years. I have never played irons that even came close to your level of performance.
George H. – CA
…this is my 5th year playing your single-length golf clubs and my handicap is still dropping.
Gordon F. – England
…I’ve set a couple of new scoring records at the Villages in Florida playing your single-length irons. Great clubs!
Bob K. – FL