Playing golf with a 1 iron (16°) for EVERY shot!

  • Published: 11 August 2019
  • Playing golf with a 1 iron (16°) for EVERY shot!

    In this video PGA Pro Rick Shiels challenges PGA PRO Matt Fryer to a match at Townley Golf Club using ONLY a Titleist U500 one iron that has just 16° of loft. The one iron is regarded as the HARDEST golf club in the world to use. Players struggle hitting one irons due the fact they have very little loft. If you slice or hook your driver, shank or top your irons or simply duff your golf shots then a one iron would be near impossible to use.

    Even the best players in the world like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day do not use one irons in their whats in the bags.

    See what Rick Shiels can shoot using just a 1 iron, Rick will have to use a one iron to chip with, putt with and even hit challenging bunker shots with. Rick Shiels could really find some awful situations to use the one iron. Rick Shiels and Matt Fryer also use the one iron to play a 909 yard par 8 hole they made up.


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Comments • 737

  • Rick Shiels Golf
    Rick Shiels Golf   1 weeks back

    Q.) What's the lowest numbered iron you carry in your bag?

    Also what's the make & model ⬇️

    • Max Pfundner
      Max Pfundner  3 hours back

      3 iron....mizuno h4

    • Ben Sands
      Ben Sands  15 hours back

      Rick Shiels Golf 5 and I’m thirteen and can hit it 190 yardsy

    • dizzybynature
      dizzybynature  1 days back

      2 iron.. wilson fat shaft.. had em awhile but damn do they still feel solid..
      i try to keep my bag simple and repeatable so i dont have to change out..
      a 1 iron is great if its really windy but other than that its not ever needed..
      its like a 64+ degree.. great for short courses but overall, not really used..

    • Rufuss Thoo
      Rufuss Thoo  3 days back

      I used to carry both a 1 iron and 2 iron in my hay-days but now it is a 3 iron 'cause at 60 I just can't get enough club head speed to hit the long irons anymore. :(

  • Nick Bonnett
    Nick Bonnett  1 days back

    do a video with gm golf!

    • Chas Fordyce
      Chas Fordyce  2 days back

      They say God Himself cannot hit a 1 iron.

      • Lawrence Simmons
        Lawrence Simmons  2 days back

        such smooth easy swing techniques.

        • DiarmaadGaming
          DiarmaadGaming  4 days back

          Can you review the pinemeadow pgx putter

          • Robert Daugherty
            Robert Daugherty  4 days back

            That's way too much loft. Should have used a putter😉

            • Zak Raja
              Zak Raja  5 days back

              Bit of a Garret G Money Clark type video eh

              • Hunter Hall
                Hunter Hall  5 days back

                Please review the cure rx6 or cure rx5 putter

                • josh abell
                  josh abell  5 days back

                  I saw the advert u are in, great acting mate, Wasn’t it called Garmic or something

                  • twism86
                    twism86  5 days back

                    He hits that 1 iron better from the bunkers than I can with my actual wedges.......

                    • Blake S
                      Blake S  6 days back

                      Range distance with the smart watch wtf ???

                      • Brine Gill
                        Brine Gill  6 days back

                        Hey would you rather play just a 1 iron or the 32 position club?

                        • Brine Gill
                          Brine Gill  6 days back

                          This is the Braille skateboarding of golf

                          • 0htrapstar Bro
                            0htrapstar Bro  6 days back

                            im beder t\den evywon in da wrld

                            • Stephen Hoppe
                              Stephen Hoppe  6 days back

                              This is one of the stupidest things I’ve seen on a golf course, and it’s wonderful!

                              • The Iron Foot
                                The Iron Foot  6 days back

                                I was in hysterics the whole video 😂😂😂

                                • James Lewis
                                  James Lewis  6 days back

                                  knob Rick shields you copy golfvlogs ideas

                                  • Angelbooy Trolling
                                    Angelbooy Trolling  6 days back

                                    Anyone else watching this while eating ramen

                                    • itsHanco
                                      itsHanco  6 days back

                                      Matt’s funny holy shit

                                      • itsHanco
                                        itsHanco  6 days back

                                        “Feel like I came out the office. Not that I ever worked in one” 😂😂😂😂

                                        • Reilly Walker
                                          Reilly Walker  6 days back

                                          You should try a round of golf with a hybrid only. Play 9 or 18 holes on a full-length course using a hybrid lofted between 18° and 25° for every stroke. If you can make par or at least break bogey, that'd be amazing.

                                          • serendipityuk
                                            serendipityuk  6 days back

                                            That club sounds terrible

                                            • Andy's Golf Blog
                                              Andy's Golf Blog  7 days back

                                              Love this video. Seems like a lot of the players are opting to put these in their bags these days.

                                              P.s that cartwheel hahahaha!

                                              • Blue Dragon Gaming
                                                Blue Dragon Gaming  7 days back

                                                Will u please do a video on Toski golf clubs

                                                • rizz2pro
                                                  rizz2pro  7 days back

                                                  I always thought 2 was the lowest iron and 1 was just a driver a driver. Today I learned

                                                  • Reilly Walker
                                                    Reilly Walker  5 days back

                                                    1 irons were common in the bags of pros and skilled amateurs in the past. The higher spin of older golf balls favoured lower lofted clubs, and the low, penetrating ball flight of a 1 iron made it a good club for long Par 3s or driving into the wind. Today's low spin balls favour higher lofted clubs, hence why driver loft has increased from 7° to 10° or more and the 1 iron is exceptionally rare.

                                                • brandon thorn
                                                  brandon thorn  7 days back

                                                  I hate the accent

                                                  • FuzzBeed
                                                    FuzzBeed  7 days back

                                                    at the start, "this is a 16° 1 iron." And also is sadly 1° more than my driver

                                                    • Elijah Starks
                                                      Elijah Starks  1 weeks back

                                                      Just wondering if you've ever thought of testing the Callaway "Edge" club set. It looks like a decent set for $500 from Costco, and includes an Odyssey White Hot putter.

                                                      • Dustin Mordica
                                                        Dustin Mordica  1 weeks back

                                                        Beard game lookin strong Rick!

                                                        • John Doe
                                                          John Doe  1 weeks back

                                                          That 1-iron has a VERY wide sole. I had a Hogan, forged, blade, 1-iron, from the 70's. Hit that!!!!

                                                          • TJ Shine
                                                            TJ Shine  1 weeks back

                                                            I Always enjoy me some Matt!

                                                            • Richard Reed
                                                              Richard Reed  1 weeks back

                                                              All together painful and entertaining to watch. Lol

                                                              • faraz naseem
                                                                faraz naseem  1 weeks back

                                                                What watch is that sir?

                                                                • James McD
                                                                  James McD  1 weeks back

                                                                  What watch do you use?

                                                                  • Paul Houghton
                                                                    Paul Houghton  1 weeks back

                                                                    What are you two like! Too much coffee I reckon? Great fun lads!! 5 Irons my lowest

                                                                    • Butch Jones
                                                                      Butch Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                      Hell I just missed a hole in one yesterday by 5 strokes ....soooo close

                                                                      • Bill McKee
                                                                        Bill McKee  1 weeks back

                                                                        We did a 5 iron tournament one time. 5 iron and a putter. It was fun and everyone did better than they thought, some better than they play with a full bag! Ha!

                                                                        • Nathan Lamark
                                                                          Nathan Lamark  1 weeks back

                                                                          can you please do an iron review of the P7-TW? i’m sure everone would love to see it!

                                                                          • Jas1 Schro
                                                                            Jas1 Schro  1 weeks back

                                                                            So nice to see you struggle getting through a course like the majority of us..hahaha. Great vid. Really entertaining.

                                                                            • Michael R
                                                                              Michael R  1 weeks back

                                                                              Amazing how virtually every round Shiels plays the course is completely empty...

                                                                              • Star Fox
                                                                                Star Fox  1 weeks back

                                                                                strange that euros do not use golf carts lol #iamfatlazyamerican!

                                                                                • Star Fox
                                                                                  Star Fox  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Matt in more vids, he is great!

                                                                                  • Robert Mangano
                                                                                    Robert Mangano  1 weeks back

                                                                                    where does an average bloke purchase a 1 Iron these days?

                                                                                    • fastbusiness
                                                                                      fastbusiness  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Now that you guys have had your practice with the "easy" club, it's time to move up to the big leagues with this 1-iron:

                                                                                      • Adam Josey
                                                                                        Adam Josey  1 weeks back

                                                                                        10:53 "this ain't my first rodeo" with an English accent

                                                                                        • Golf Monthly Sales
                                                                                          Golf Monthly Sales  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Hi Rick great video as usual.
                                                                                          Lowest iron was a 2 but have a Ping Zing I think 1 iron with that terrible grip they use to fit. If you miss hit it the grip wanted to tear your hands off. One other thing would you consider doing a vlog using 2019 clubs on a golf course that was set up say from the 1860's. IE reduced hole lengths etc. Purpose would be determine if 2019 equipment could compare with the top pro's of the day and their equipment. Just thought.
                                                                                          Keep up the good work.

                                                                                          • Mark Rademaker
                                                                                            Mark Rademaker  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Silly but looks like fun

                                                                                            • Nick E
                                                                                              Nick E  1 weeks back

                                                                                              WOW! Amazing video Rick! Great editing and entertaining content! Keep it up!