When Bryson DeChambeau won the DAP Championship on the Web.com Tour in September, he became the first person since Bobby Jones in 1930 to win a major golf event with irons of the same length, as far as we can ascertain.
Now his equipment company, Cobra, is introducing two different models of irons with the same shaft length. Called the F7 One Length and F7 Forged One Length, the clubs feature shafts with the length of a 7-iron, which Tom Olsavsky, Cobra’s head of R&D says, “will help to bring more consistency and simplicity to the game of golf for all players.”
Engineers had to reconfigure the head of each iron to provide consistent trajectory and distance gapping from long irons to wedges, but unlike DeChambeau, you don’t need an upright, one-plane swing to take advantage of the innovation.
“There is a misconception that single-length irons are only for a single-plane swing like mine,” he says. “That is simply not true. Regardless of how you swing and what your skill level is, you can benefit from the simplicity of a constant length set of irons. I am proud to be at the forefront of this with Cobra as preliminary research has shown that single-length sets can make the game easier and more enjoyable for players of all swing types.”
Available in January, the F7 One Length will retail for $700 steel and $800 graphite, the F7 Forged for $1,000.