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 • 817

  • Rick Shiels Golf
    Rick Shiels Golf   4 months back

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

    Also what's the make & model ⬇️

  • Michael Niese
    Michael Niese  1 days back

    "you've got to much club" after a missed putt..solid Riff

    • John Broadis
      John Broadis  1 days back

      You both hit better as the round went on. Cool vid.

      • Kyle Pirko
        Kyle Pirko  7 days back

        "Indiana Jones carried one."

        • Kyle Pirko
          Kyle Pirko  7 days back

          It's not entirely confidence building when the first words out of your mouth after your first shot are "Oh no". Lol

          • chubeviewer
            chubeviewer  7 days back

            that strike noise is nice

            • fishermedia
              fishermedia  1 weeks back

              You should try with a 3 wood

              • Gary Davis
                Gary Davis  1 weeks back

                Rick....uh....I notice that you are the creator of all these challenges....but you keep losing! 😂👍🏻

                • あた
                  あた  2 weeks back


                  • Paul Edmondson
                    Paul Edmondson  2 weeks back

                    That's not a 1 iron, it's a hollow driving iron. Big difference.

                    • Damian Stubbs
                      Damian Stubbs  2 weeks back

                      wait nvm. just put 16 degree on the bottom

                    • Damian Stubbs
                      Damian Stubbs  2 weeks back

                      then how would you name that club with a number. its a 1 iron. what else would it be

                  • Va MVra
                    Va MVra  3 weeks back

                    Use a PING 1 iron as that's the original one...

                    • auto_Edmonton
                      auto_Edmonton  3 weeks back

                      Not really in to golf. Could someone tell me why the 1 is so hard to play with?

                      • Nobel Adhikari
                        Nobel Adhikari  3 weeks back

                        Yes please? Someone explain to us noobies

                    • Flatus Antiquitous
                      Flatus Antiquitous  4 weeks back

                      When we would go down to Myrtle Beach on our “guys only” golf vacation, after playing a round on a good course during the day and spending time at the 19th hole and the hot tub, we decided to go back out on the crappy course that surrounded our condo, but the only stipulation was that you could only play one ball and use one club. Your choice of club and if you lost your ball you were out. Oh, and you had to carry your own beer.

                      We found that you can play a credible game with just a 7 iron. Hard to go too far left or right with one, easy to hit it 170 yards off the tee, and I hit a few 200 by cranking it. Just adjust your second shot by moving it forward or back in your stance. Chips and putts just mean pressing the shaft forward to flatten the face.

                      A lot of beginners would score much lower by throwing their drivers into the closest water hazard.

                      • Gerry Wilson
                        Gerry Wilson  4 weeks back

                        1(iron) funny video....well done 👍

                        • Satchmo Dog
                          Satchmo Dog  4 weeks back

                          I have a few sets of clubs I've bought over the years. Still in use depending on the courses are 1 and 2 irons and all are much thinner than that sausage roll used in the video. Macgregor Golden Bear 1 and a Northwestern 1 from the mid 70s are great ball strikers. As for the 2 irons, the macgregor Tourney 2 from a set in 75, Mizuno mp33 2, Ping eye2 2 iron and a few Hogan Apex and redline 2 irons. All strike the ball really well. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, you learned to hit long irons.

                          • Hardcore Beavage
                            Hardcore Beavage  4 weeks back

                            RITE IN THE BOONKAH INNIT

                            • Pago's Place
                              Pago's Place  4 weeks back


                              • Kenneth Turner
                                Kenneth Turner  1 months back

                                My first set of golf clubs ( second hand ) were a 1,3,4,5 woods ( real wood ) and 1 to 10 irons and a putter. I was 18, 40 years ago. My Dad looked at them , started to laugh, and said " even God can't hit a 1 iron" . He was right.

                                • Joe Wilkes
                                  Joe Wilkes  1 months back

                                  This would have been easier with a true 1 iron blade ,

                                  • UberKrassMann
                                    UberKrassMann  1 months back

                                    this seems like the kind of thing i would do if i played golf. not because i would want to conduct some experiment but because i couldn't be bothered to switch clubs...
                                    just put with the driver, it's all good.

                                    • Brent Dowell
                                      Brent Dowell  1 months back

                                      I’m laughing so hard right now! “I could almost do a cartwheel, but I’m not gonna do that.” 1:40 then he does a cartwheel 😂😂😂😂💀💀💀

                                      • Ben Adams
                                        Ben Adams  1 months back

                                        Do more videos with Matt this was brilliant haha

                                        • alexharrisfishing
                                          alexharrisfishing  1 months back

                                          Now you know what it’s like to play a round like me, except I play with normal clubs

                                          • Lord Daniel Hagan
                                            Lord Daniel Hagan  1 months back

                                            Next time with the putter

                                            • Matt Rosaine
                                              Matt Rosaine  2 months back

                                              This looks like a lot of fun to play a round with you two. Good vid, fellas

                                              • Calum McCrae
                                                Calum McCrae  2 months back

                                                you should crack a egg on hed

                                                • Travis Ricci
                                                  Travis Ricci  2 months back

                                                  can we get this but a lob wedge instead of a 1 iron !!!

                                                  • Richard Fisher
                                                    Richard Fisher  2 months back

                                                    Cute man bags ladies 💋😄

                                                    • Al
                                                      Al  2 months back

                                                      Use an old set of clubs and play with a rock instead of a ball. My favorite way to play the game

                                                      • Luke Haffer
                                                        Luke Haffer  3 months back

                                                        I just realized this but rick sounds just like MORGZ!

                                                        • shockwave68516
                                                          shockwave68516  3 months back

                                                          4:30 Damn...look at this elite athlete lol

                                                          • Nick Tudor
                                                            Nick Tudor  3 months back

                                                            Reminds me of the movie about Seve Ballesteros an amazing golfer that as a kid only played with one club.

                                                            • David Santiago
                                                              David Santiago  3 months back

                                                              custom built tailor-made burner midsize 1 iron with new profroce v2 shaft stiff

                                                              • pedrofski
                                                                pedrofski  3 months back

                                                                That was like watching a video of every round of golf I have ever played :)

                                                                • Harry Base
                                                                  Harry Base  3 months back

                                                                  Break, BREAK! NOO!!! My typical internal thoughts on every green! lmao

                                                                  • Tomm Smith
                                                                    Tomm Smith  3 months back

                                                                    Pretty versatile approach to an already creative game!

                                                                    Thanks Rick. Always appreciated.
                                                                    God bless

                                                                    • bagdiil
                                                                      bagdiil  3 months back

                                                                      MATT!!!! <3

                                                                      • lkjh00on89
                                                                        lkjh00on89  3 months back

                                                                        The most versatile club in the bag.

                                                                        • Kareem Osman
                                                                          Kareem Osman  3 months back

                                                                          is one of those GPS watches legal in a professional tournament?

                                                                          • Chris Allender
                                                                            Chris Allender  3 months back

                                                                            I’m a kid but I like golf so my lowest is 7 iron

                                                                            • John
                                                                              John  3 months back

                                                                              Thanks for the laughs, I needed that!

                                                                              • Jive Turkey
                                                                                Jive Turkey  3 months back


                                                                                • Ste Smallman
                                                                                  Ste Smallman  3 months back

                                                                                  This is me playing but with a full bag of clubs😂😂

                                                                                  • Brett E
                                                                                    Brett E  3 months back

                                                                                    "some PAH fives and PAH foes"

                                                                                    • Brooks Hawkins
                                                                                      Brooks Hawkins  4 months back

                                                                                      hardest club to hit? that club is so thick and forgiving..... try hitting a blade.

                                                                                      • Golf Leadership Academy
                                                                                        Golf Leadership Academy  4 months back

                                                                                        This video is sweet!! Rick Shiels has inspired us to create our own YouTube channel where we guide beginning and average golfers to less tension and anxiety, and more comfort and control, on the golf course!

                                                                                        • Nick Bonnett
                                                                                          Nick Bonnett  4 months back

                                                                                          do a video with gm golf!

                                                                                          • Chas Fordyce
                                                                                            Chas Fordyce  4 months back

                                                                                            They say God Himself cannot hit a 1 iron.