Results of the (much delayed) March Poll Question: the longest iron in your bag?

Clubs this pretty almost make the idea of hitting a Mashie or a Niblick desirable.  Check outLouisville Golf Clubs for more classic golf clubs of bygone eras.

Clubs this pretty almost make the idea of hitting a Mashie or a Niblick desirable. Check out Louisville Golf Clubs for more classic golf clubs of bygone eras.

I forgot to post the results of the March Blog Poll Question in a timely manner. You know, sometimes life (fatherhood, career, husbandry, actually playing golf, etc.) just gets in the way of the brain functioning at a high level…if at all.

Back in March, I asked you, Dear Readers, what is the longest iron that you currently carry in your golf bag.  I am perpetually curious about this topic as hybrids and rescue clubs continue to proliferate in the golf equipment market.

Despite my past ramblings protesting to the contrary, I will concede that a good hybrid club is much easier for the average golfer to hit, and much more forgiving on mis-hits and off-center strikes, than a traditional 2-iron, 3-iron, or even, perhaps, a 4-iron.

The results of the poll surprised me a bit, in that there was such an even distribution of the variety of answers.

29% of respondents reported that their 3-iron was their longest iron.  An equal 29% reported that their 4-iron was their longest iron.  And yet, another 29% of respondents stated that their 5-iron was their longest iron.

I was a little surprised that so many people (nearly 1/3, myself included in this group) still carry a traditional 3-iron.

And kudos to the respondent that chimed in that his, or her, longest iron is a 6-iron while maintaining a 2.8 handicap index!

Take a second and check out the full results below.

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