History of MacGregor Golf Clubs


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Did tall players like Byron Nelson play irons like the M85s without modifying or increasing shaft length?

I don’t know specifically about Byron Nelson… but I do know that it was fairly common place for very tall players to add additional length to the shafts.

That being said, I don’t see it as advantageous to do so.

No idea how they did it back then.
For taller players, I recommend figuring out the shortest club length you can hit. I like to add a tiny bit of length to my wedges, but there’s not a need in a long iron. There’s no need to make the longer clubs harder to hit.
Some good options, play one length in wedges or wedges through 9 iron at the shortest length you can comfortably hit. Then proceed normally from there. And/or use 3/8 inch gaps between irons. This gives you a set where the short clubs can fit your height but the long clubs aren’t unusually difficult to hit.

Good advice… I set up my wedges all the same length… don’t shorten for gap or SW.