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- n. an iron with a long shaft and a steep face; for hitting long low shots
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The pilum is such an efficient piece of work compared to the old hasta-type spear, but there’s no doubt they’re a lot more expensive to make — little properly barbed head instead of big leafy head, long iron shaft, and then a wooden shaft shaped to suit the throwing action instead of the old hasta broom handle.
John was kind enough to give advice about aiming the tee shot right of the green and letting it bounce on, and my long iron rolled up and onto the putting surface, while his found the rightside bunker.