Do you have a 1-iron in your golf bag? No, me neither. A 1-iron is the hardest club to hit in golf and it is a thing of the past for someone to regularly hit one.
When you address the club, it looks essentially impossible to hit. It looks as though there is about one degree of loft and it is very hard to hit it more than five feet in the air.
Some golfers are able to hit them but these PGA Tour players are incredibly talented and can do anything with the golf ball. A 1-iron is a complete no-go. Well, it usually is anyway.
As you can see in the footage below, this golfer is more than confident of having the rare club in his hand. Not only does he hit it well, but he also plays an amazing slice into a par-3.
The golfer aims well left of the hole and he opens the clubface in preparation to hit a huge slice, what looks to be about 40 yards.
He takes a few looks and swings back. With an almighty swipe of the 1-iron, his ball launches into the air and bends as if it was a boomerang.
The cameraman zooms in on the green and amazingly, his ball lands on the green and rolls towards the hole. This golfer must be extremely talented and imaginative to pull off this shot.
If you can get hold of a 1-iron, then it would be fun to try this shot on the driving range. You and your friends could have a slicing competition.
However, if you are faced with a 135-yard par-3, I would suggest maybe hitting a 9-iron or an 8-iron as opposed to pulling the butterknife from your bag.