How do I control my iron shots?

For shots in the fairway, play the ball slightly forward in your stance, which should be about the same stance as you’d use for a longer iron. Take your normal, full swing and hit down on it. The ball should fly high and land soft. For shots in the rough, play it a bit farther back in your stance.

Why do I struggle with my irons?

These are the 3 areas where you are falling short with your iron play: Improper setup. Incorrect weight shift. Too much secondary axis tilt.

Why am I hitting the ground first with my irons?

Generally speaking, a thin or fat shot is caused by having your swing center too far behind the ball at impact. This error causes your club to bottom out too far behind the ball and will cause you to hit the ground first (a fat shot) or hit the top of the ball (a thin shot).

Why can’t I get any distance with my irons?

This can be a symptom of body rotation or club head speed. There are drills you can do to increase your body rotation and your club head speed, generating more power behind your swing and allowing you to hit longer irons.

Why am I hitting behind the ball with my irons?

A common problem is to whip the club inside on the takeaway and over rotate the hips. When this happens the backswing becomes flat and inside and it’s very easy to hit behind the ball. To avoid this, feel as though the hands, arms, and club move away as one piece during the takeaway.

How do I add more distance to my irons?

Increasing rotation and club head speed will help you hit your irons farther. Hitting long, straight irons is one of the keys to a better golf game.

How long should you hit your 7 iron?

172 – 215 yds
The average distance golfers hit each club varies widely. A PGA Tour player hits a 7-iron between 172-215 yards….Average Distances for PGA Tour Players.

Club Average Distance
7 Iron 172 – 215 yds
8 Iron 160 – 200 yds
9 Iron 148 – 185 yds
Pitching Wedge 136 – 170 yds

Do you look at the front or back of the golf ball?

If you’re continually hitting the ground before the ball, focus your eyes on the front edge (target side) of the ball during the swing. It may not seem like much—the diameter of the golf ball is just 1.68 inches—but shifting your sight line forward even this small amount nudges your center of gravity toward the target.

Why do I lack distance with my irons?

Member. In general it’s just poor contact. You can hit what feels like a solid shots but not have enough forward shaft lean and ended up hitting the ball at the bottom of your swing and sends them up high loosing penetrating trajectory. Sometimes playing the ball an inch or so too far forward would do that too.

Why am I getting no distance with my irons?