To help golfers get a better understanding of how a True Length Technology® set of irons looks like I have added TLT in pictures.
Here is my tallest player (6′ 8″) who came to me struggling with his game. Other golf shops offer a plus 1″ set but this still did nothing for his address.
1 – original sand wedge – way too short eliminating all chances of playing a strong game
2 – new Sterling single length sand wedge – athletic address – comfortable
Now he has the opportunity to learn and play the game from 1 singular athletic address position.
His original set had him squatting with excessive spine tilt (with every club). Even his long irons created address discomfort and a great deal of miss-hits, topping the ball being the biggest concern.
Now – remaining athletic, he has the opportunity to take his game to the next level.
Another True Length Technology® success story.
This set of True Length Technology® irons are set up against a wall, keeping their true lie angle relative to the floor – and the resultant length of each of these golf clubs ends up at the exact same hand position. This will promote a singular athletic address position, more on center hits as well as a very repeatable and consistent swing plane.
How is this different from a traditional set of golf clubs? Pay attention to the grip cap position
– Consistent with TLT set
– Inconsistent with the OEM set
The 4 – 9 irons are built to a progressive length relative to the math model – all within a True Length Technology® Series 7 design. The key here is that the player will remain in a singular athletic address position – for every club. The 4 wedges are all the same length and lie, making every wedge play the same, allowing the loft to be the only difference.
This will promote a very repeatable and consistent swing and swing plane. Iron play doesn’t get any easier than this and will eliminate crouching for a club that is simply too short or gripping down on a club that is too long. The correct True Length Technology® build Series is determined through the fitting procedure, will keep you athletic for every club.
True Length Technology® Series 7 build
Shown; 4 iron –> Lob wedge – constant hand height
The 4 – 9 iron are progressive in length with a 1* lie angle change / club
All 4 wedges are the same length and lie
Lie angles are set correctly against the floor – TLT keeps a constant grip height
Result – the player remains in a singular athletic address position.
Shown; 4 iron –> 9 iron –> notice the variable hand height
The 4 – 9 iron are 1/2″ length increments and 1/2* lie angle change / club
Lie angles are set correctly against the floor – OEM design forces a variable grip height
Result – the player is forced to alter their address due to the a lack of consistency in the design of length and lie
This OEM build will not promote a repeatable and consistent swing nor swing plane. The player will be forced to crouch for a club (9 iron) that is too short or grip down on a club that is too long 4 iron). Keep in mind that the TLT fitting charts are available in 16 different length build combinations, allowing the petite to be fit just as well as a giant of a man. The OEM math is incorrect, forcing a variable address position and hand position for every player. Consistency is what we are after as a golfer and the OEM length / lie design will simply not accomplish this.
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Here is a 6’4 player with a 38 wrist to floor measurement. Good player that deals with lower back issues and could not get comfortable with anything less than a 4 iron
Shot 1 – his original Sand wedge – squatting and bent over way too far. Poor address will result in poor shots
Shot 2 – his new Sand wedge – TLT Series 12 – standing athletic – just like every other club in his bag
So here is another one of my taller players. As you can see on the picture on the left the club simply is too short and he has excessive spine tilt with his original 7 iron.
With the TLT 7 iron in his hands (picture on the right) he is standing taller with a more upright spine position and is overall is in a more athletic address position. This position will be maintained throughout the entire set.
Original 7 iron (club is too short – too much spine tilt) TLT 7 iron (club length is correct – athletic and upright address position)
Shown below are 3 sets of 6 – SW in 3 different configurations – Single Length, OEM, TLT
On the left is the longest single length set I have ever built – where each iron is 40.2″ long at a 65* lie angle (for every club). This was for a 6’4″ man with a 41″ wrist to floor measurement.
The middle set is an OEM brand that represents if this man had simply gone into a golf store and bought a boxed set. Every club would be way too short.
The RH set is a TLT Series 6 that details the reduced length increment that a TLT build represents. Notice that the longest iron in the OEM set and the TLT set are near the same length, however the shortest iron in the OEM set is clearly shorter than the shortest club in the TLT set. OEM you will be forced to squat with a short iron, where TLT will do the same as the single length set – keep you athletic – for every club.
Here is the 6’4″ – 41″ WTF player that ordered a TLT Series 15 build. The left picture is with his OEM wedge that is simply far too short. Notice the excessive knee bend (first picture) and overall uncomfortable look to his address.
The second shot is a picture of him with his TLT length sand wedge – standing tall with reduced spine tilt and far less knee bend. This represents a TLT Series 15 sand wedge built off the TLT math model. Now he is ready to play from an athletic address position – with every club.