Hi all, just wanted to share some words of wisdom, as my recent club mishap may result in you avoiding the same fate. You see, I’ve had some difficultly hitting my VR Pro Combo 3 iron and 4 iron well, so I was looking for something more forgiving. After swapping out my 3 and 4 iron for the 3 and 4 iron in my original Pro Combo set, which had bigger grooves and a bigger face, I thought I had my problems solved.
But then I thought swapping to something with a lighter graphite shaft might help me out even more and so recently I bought a VR_S 3 iron with a Fubuki graphite stiff shaft. It certainly looks more forgiving and is light as a feather, but what I should have done before buying the club was check the lofts!
Why check the lofts?
Currently, I play a hybrid at 19*, a VR Pro Combo 3 iron at 21*, and a VR Pro Combo 4 iron at 24*.
When I received by VR_S 3 iron I realized that it was a lot longer (40.25″ vs. 39″) but was most startling was that the loft on my VR_S 3 iron was 18* vs. the Pro Combo’s 21*! My 2 iron hybrid now has a degree HIGHER loft than my new VR_S 3 iron!
To explain in simpler terms, my old loft progression went: 19 > 21 >24
Now, if I put my brand new club in play it will go: 19 > 18 > 24
So my advice is, before you buy any club, be sure to check the lofts so you don’t find yourself in the same situation as I am in!