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buweeza
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PostSubject: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 am

I dont know if you guys have this problem. My Iron distances (Metres, Total) are not increasing much beyond the 7 iron. Anyone have gone to a coach on this issue before?

52-100m
P-115m
9-125m
8-135m
7- 145m
6-150m
5-155m
4-160m

Driver: 200-220m
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:24 am

For 7 and below, I stand more vertical over the ball. For 6-4, I setup with a more flatter lie. Other than that, I use the same swing through my irons.

Above distances are at the range, very little roll. Trajectories seem right. Shots are mid height with draw.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:27 am

Dont bother. Go hybrid from 6 iron up. Straighter, higher , longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:38 am

There could be many reasons, without looking at your swing, I can only think of the following;

1. Your swing - maybe you are scooping the ball, not hitting down
2. Club head speed - not enough club head speed to propel the ball further. For longer irons, you need higher club head speed.

Just my 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:44 am

I agree with neutralgolfer's train of thoughts for this case ...
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:48 am

Actually, play on course then measure. Because when you play 6iron or 5iron into the green, the roll is more than you think, so distances are longer
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 am

Haragolfer: agree that on the course there is more roll off 5-iron. Will also experiment switching to hybrids for 4/3 irons

Neutralgolfer: hmm.. maybe I'll get some stats checked at trackman to see if swingspeed is the problem for the longer irons.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Irons not that long? What's wrong?   Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:06 am

Hi Buweeza,

like they say there can be many reasons behind this and because I haven't actually seen how efficient your swing is, I really cannot give you advice on this issue (don't want to give you the wrong advice). If you are interested, I can help you take a look if you want and see what we can do from there. I recently help a lady gain 20+ meters after a 1 hour lesson so I believe I can try to work something out with your swing....

PM me if you need my details buddy!

Cheers!
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