ILLEGAL GOLF IRONS
ILLEGAL GOLF IRONS
INCLUDE SAND WEDGES
AND DRIVING IRONS
By Ken Liebeskind
Illegal drivers frequently make the news, but irons can be illegal, too. Illegal golf irons violate specifications that dictate the depth and width of grooves on the clubface. There are also limits on the roughness of club surface material that can be used to make an illegal golf iron.
An example of an illegal golf iron is Spin Doctor Golf's sand wedge it says will hold a green any time.
It does this with six interchangeable club faces, including an illegal reverse groove face. It has a series of protruding grooves that grab the ball and create backspin, which constitutes an illegal golf iron, according to the USGA.
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Bandit Golf is designing an illegal sand wedge with open gaps on the club blade to allow sand to flow through as you make shots from the bunkers.
Sand wedges aren't the only illegal golf irons. The Condor Weighted Driving Iron, from www.scientificgolfclubs.com, renowned developer of scientifically designed golf clubs, is a customized club with moveable weights that can be left in the club to maximize power or removed to reduce hooks or slices. There are two four gram tungsten weights in the club. If you leave both in, you'll hit longer iron shots. If you remove the heel weight, you'll reduce hooks and if you remove the toe weight, you'll reduce slices.
The Condor Weighted Driving Iron is available in two lofts - 12.5 degrees for tee shots and 17 degrees for fairway play. Both clubs come with the moveable weights, which make it an illegal golf iron. But it's a club you can customize to perfect your game.
By the way, illegal golf clubs are only illegal for pros to use. The USGA prohibits their use in tournaments. Amateur golfers are free to use these illegal golf irons and benefit from their ability to hit longer and more accurate shots that will help them compete with accomplished golfers.