The truth is, the best golf swing for drivers and irons is essentially the same. The difference is not in the swing itself, but in how you approach the swing . I ‘m going to share a few easy adjustments you can make between your driver shots and your iron shots.
This simple, gadget-free drill will improve your iron play The quickest way to improve accuracy with your irons is to develop a consistent ball flight—preferably one that flies high and lets the ball land soft. The first step is to check your ball position. Instead, address the ball closer to your front foot than your back.
The good news is that you don’t need superhuman swing speed to play golf effectively. Small to moderate gains in speed can lead to tangible results. With players in the 0-5 handicap range, drivers are topping out at about 95 mph, and seven irons are about 75 mph.
Yes, even though it looks like a fairway wood, you still want to make a small divot when you hit a hybrid . Swing your hybrid almost like you would an iron in the fairway. Like an iron , the divot should be slightly ahead of the ball and create thin, shallow divot.
Faster, Not Harder There certainly is a difference between swing faster and harder . Harder can often imply tension and speed can be lost. Faster can add club head speed and certainly distance assuming that center face contact and balance are still in tact.
Most casual golfers are generally much better at hitting their irons than they are at hitting a driver , for the simple reason that it’s easier to control the shorter shaft of an iron, and to keep it on the proper inside-out plane.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|5-iron||160 yards||140 yards|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
Mid irons . The irons from 5 to 7 are typically called the “mid irons “, and are generally used from the fairway and rough for longer approach shots, between 130-210 yards depending on the club, player and course. They are also used on hillier fairways to avoid hitting a low rise, which is a risk with long irons .