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Improve Your Iron Play

There are so many aspects to the game of golf and probably the hardest one to develop is being a good, consistent iron player.Why are irons so hard to hit for most people?

There are two main reasons. First, it is harder to get irons up in the air than say fairway woods. Secondly, when you are playing an iron shot you have to hit the ball and the ground at the same time in order to hit a shot solid.

Getting the ball up in the air at the proper trajectory is a problem for many amateur golfers, especially when it comes to long irons. By choosing irons with a lower center of gravity it will be easier for you to get the ball in the air, but that doesn't mean that you will be able to hit a great 2 iron off the bare ground. Let the make up of your set of irons be dictated by your ability to get the ball up in the air with your irons. If your 5 iron is the lowest iron that you can get up in the air, make that the lowest iron in your bag and fill in your set with Fairway Woods. Your club head speed will ultimately determine how easy or hard it is for you to get your long irons up in the air. Smarter golfers have a set of clubs that are fit just right for their games.

As with any shot in golf, iron shots are made a lot easier with proper technique. Good long iron play is impossible without a lot of club head speed, but good iron play in general is the result of having a correct swing plane. In most cases, golfers are either better with their irons or better with their woods. If your golf swing is too flat you will find that you are better with your woods, this is because you sweep the ball more with woods. Conversely, with irons you want to strike down on the ball to hit a solid shot. In order to do this, you may find that a little more upright swing motion will be helpful. Good luck.


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