Chris, After I posted an earlier reply, I realized that in your column you referred to the fact that this new ruing by the USGA will apply to all irons with measurements of 25 degrees or higher. Now it not only includes wedges, but irons, and that means starting out from approximately the 5 or 6 iron on up.
I think this is an excessive ruling made by the USGA. It affects all golfers in the future and also all of us that now have clubs and if we,( I would love to be able to compete in one), do get into a competition, would be illegally using clubs that do not conform. At my age, nearing 69, I certainly can't see the purchase of that many new clubs and for the average golfer it is not doing a lot to promote the game.