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PostSubject: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:50 pm

I got difficulty to have consistent swing of 5 or longer irons. I am quite OK with the short and mid irons. Any pro can give some advice? Thanks a lot !!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Bro, go watch Youtube. Plenty of tips there for free. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm

Practice more with your long irons.
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Stick with the short irons? Ntg wrong wit using wat u can hit
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 pm

pippin wrote:
Stick with the short irons? Ntg wrong wit using wat u can hit

eh......nvm
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:41 pm

slinger wrote:
pippin wrote:
Stick with the short irons? Ntg wrong wit using wat u can hit

eh......nvm

eh...... No?
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:44 pm

pippin wrote:
slinger wrote:
pippin wrote:
Stick with the short irons? Ntg wrong wit using wat u can hit

eh......nvm

eh...... No?

your carry-on allows 15kg...

but u have 20kg of clothes....

what to do??
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:51 pm

Hehehehe. Nice analogy.

Lionwoods, no 2 ways. Just need to practice more or yet tips from yr coach.
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:56 pm

Throw some away or change to lighter garments?

Same... Analogy don't carry wat u can't?
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:01 pm

pippin wrote:
Throw some away or change to lighter garments?

Same... Analogy don't carry wat u can't?


so 170m par3..... lay up??
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:09 pm

Haha I'll use driver Liao !! No??
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:44 pm

i think long irons are all about tempo..
practice a smooth slightly shallower take-away and come down with medium tempo but focus on the front of the ball and ALWAYS finish the swing..
with practice, you should get there sooner..
good luck Smile
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:59 pm

TheFocalPoint wrote:
i think long irons are all about tempo..
practice a smooth slightly shallower take-away and come down with medium tempo but focus on the front of the ball and ALWAYS finish the swing..
with practice, you should get there sooner..
good luck Smile

Agree with TFP. Fluid...swing. You cannot rush the shot and try to beat the crap out of the ball. Start in the range by teeing it off with a short tee. Once you get use to the idea, then give it a try off the deck.
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:35 pm

what is the longest club u hv other than driver? try using the longest to practise first.... nvm if u cannot hit... after a while, try ur long irons.... they will not look so long after that...
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Hi Lionwoods,

Sometimes it just takes time and practice. I have been golfing for slightly more than 3 years and I only recently learnt how to strike the ball with a 6 iron consistently.

A couple of months ago, this great thread was posted. It helped me tremendously. I finally managed consistent contact with my 5 wood and I am hopeful that soon I will be able to use a 5 iron instead of a 5 hybrid.


http://www.golfrepublic.org/t17849-ben-hogan-the-modern-fundamentals-of-golf-5-lessons-softcopy

Good luck and keep at it! Don't feel down over the clubs you can't hit, instead enjoy the feeling of the ones you can, knowing that you will figure out the rest one day.

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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:27 pm

Thanks all. need to practice more...........
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:34 pm

Agree with tfp, its abt tempo n smooth swing.
How i started to be comfortable with my 3 n 4iron is, simply that.

U try startin with half or 3/4 swing 1st lor.
If cannot, then bathe n slp with ur irons.. Build rapport... Duno if it works... Keke
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:24 pm

so 170m par3..... lay up??[/quote]


One way is to choke down on a fairway wood, roll the ball to the green, unless you need to carry over hazard and stop the ball.

I play my 3 or 4 iron like a fairway wood, except that I swing into the ball instead of sweeping through.
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Sat May 04, 2013 10:27 am

haha long irons are super hard to hit but the feeling when you get it right is unmatched by hitting a hybrid Smile
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Sat May 04, 2013 11:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon May 06, 2013 12:44 am

Yes!

1) Practise
2) Practise again
3) Practise again and again ... I'm afraid there is no short cut for success ... Learning golf is a never ending journey ...

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon May 06, 2013 9:09 am

One of problems for the long iron are hitting the ground behind the ball. Recently practice more on the long iron. Realised one of the causes is wrong "swing plane". It is more difficult for long iron to maintain the same swing plane to have “inside – out” release. End up become a “top- down” swing then hit the ground.
Learnt from the bros in the driving range, need to point the end of club at left hand side to the ball during down swing.
Yes, Practise, practise again.... Swing
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PostSubject: Re: how to have consistent swing of long irons?   Mon May 06, 2013 5:57 pm

Get a hybrid to replace. It is much easier to hit and misses cost much less strokes.

That's the most cost and time effective solution imo.

The longest iron I have in my bag is an 8 iron. Playing a 5 and 7 hybrid and I am not missing those mid and long irons.
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