May 9, 2016

Bryson DeChambeau isn't the only one on tour using single-length clubs

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 08:  Matt Dobyns chips to the 15th green during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 8, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 08: Matt Dobyns chips to the 15th green during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 8, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Bryson DeChambeau gets a lot of attention for his use of single-length irons, but the dude in the Ben Hogan cap wasn’t the only one using single-length sticks at the Wells Fargo Championship. Matt Dobyns, a two-time winner of the PGA Professional National Championship known more for playing right-handed and putting left-handed, had a set of single-length Titleist CB irons at Quail Hollow.

The irons are all 36.5 inches in length and were built to a D-4 swingweight with extremely flat lie angles. The Golf Pride grips have seven wraps of tape underneath. Weight was either added or removed to the clubs to keep the center of gravity position consistent. Additionally, all of his Titleist Vokey wedges are the same length, each at 35.5 inches.

The clubs were built by Pete’s Golf (a Golf Digest Top 100 Clubfitter) in Mineola, N.Y. Dobyns, a club pro from Fresh Meadow C.C. on Long Island, spent much time at Pete’s learning the art of clubmaking and the idea to go with single-length clubs was borne out of a discussion Dobyns had with members of the staff. After the clubs were built, Dobyns adjusted some of the lofts on his own after testing on Trackman to get the distance gaps where he wanted. Dobyns made the cut at the wells Fargo, finishing T-53.