The history of the “Mid-Iron”
A typical 4-iron iron has 26 degrees of loft. The Mid-Iron we will supply you with will have a similar loft.
Up until 1800 a golfer typically used two iron headed clubs and four wooden headed clubs. The earliest known set of clubs dating from the early 1700’s has two such irons and historical references refer to these as a “Heavy Iron” and “Light Iron”, with the difference being the loft. As iron play became more popular in the middle of the 19th century, with the advent of the gutta-percha ball, it is logical to conclude that golfers sought a club with a loft “in-between” or “in the middle” of the two. Experts have postulated that this gave rise to the term “Middling Iron” which became shortened to “Mid-Iron”.
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