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PostSubject: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Guys,

With all the hybrids in the market, do you guys still use the 4 iron?

Thanks......
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:37 pm

I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:39 pm

No. Have not had one in 10 years dont miss it either. I may connect 1 out of 20 shots i try, if i am lucky. Hybrids are a different story though. Maybe i hit 1 good one 3 of 4 times. Where ever i am. Rough to tee. Love em hybrids. In fact since i had them hybrids, i follow Begbie example, no 5 iron too.
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:25 pm

haragolfer wrote:
No. Have not had one in 10 years dont miss it either. I may connect 1 out of 20 shots i try, if i am lucky. Hybrids are a different story though. Maybe i hit 1 good one 3 of 4 times. Where ever i am. Rough to tee. Love em hybrids. In fact since i had them hybrids, i follow Begbie example, no 5 iron too.

Im surprised u know that i hv stopped carrying my 5i. My golf game has been simplified now esp that I have lessen my freq on the range. Anything >155 m its just hybrids now and I choke the grip accordingly.

I practice my 50m chips/putts in more often than not as I dun have too much expectation on getting myself on the green from that distance. Takes a lot of anxiety out of my game and helped quite a bit to prevent the big numbers..

If u ask me, its much easier to get comfortable with chipping and putting rather than tame the dreaded 4i.. Y make the game harder than it already is ?


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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:50 pm

Yes I do.

Why? Bcos you can never replicate the feeling of hitting a crisp 4 iron off a par 3 hole, nestling it within 5 feet, and rolling it in for birdie.
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:15 pm

Definitely stopped using 4i.

I now use hybrids in place of my 3i to 5i. So, my irons are only from 6i onwards.

Oh well.

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:18 pm

if the way things r going, i mite even need. to etire a
6i, 7i, 8i and 9i
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:27 pm

Happy Feet wrote:
if the way things r going, i mite even need. to etire a
6i, 7i, 8i and 9i

Sometimes, things don't work. Doesn't mean that they're useless. Just need to have them fixed Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:36 pm

I used woods.....
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:53 pm

bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

Ok, think I will keep it inside the bag and continue to learn how to use it......
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:54 pm

bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

Ok, think I will keep it inside the bag and continue to learn how to use it......
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:56 pm

Never had any hybrid to date. Am comfortable with all my iron though 3 and 4 the most less use clubs. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:57 pm

fata wrote:
Never had any hybrid to date. Am comfortable with all my iron though 3 and 4 the most less use clubs. Very Happy

4 is already so hard to use, cannot imagine 3.
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:41 pm

"Subject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons? Today at 7:50 pm
Yes I do.

Why? Bcos you can never replicate the feeling of hitting a crisp 4 iron off a par 3 hole, nestling it within 5 feet, and rolling it in for birdie.

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Yes, I do carry a 4iron, I agree with what Renode has mentioned. Teeing off for short Par 4's is great!
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:46 pm

ThomasTan wrote:
"Subject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons? Today at 7:50 pm
Yes I do.

Why? Bcos you can never replicate the feeling of hitting a crisp 4 iron off a par 3 hole, nestling it within 5 feet, and rolling it in for birdie.

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Yes, I do carry a 4iron, I agree with what Renode has mentioned. Teeing off for short Par 4's is great!

Interesting, thanks.......
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:48 pm

bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

I sense sarcasm.

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:08 pm

These days, most if not all social golfers seldom use 4i since the immense improvement in hybrid design that helps weekend golfers to produce longer and higher shots ... I myself is no exception ... I tend to use 4i on the tee more than on the deck actually ...
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 pm

bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

i agree
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:15 pm

bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

If your ball is in very thick/deep rough, unless you have the physical calibre & skill of Tiger Woods, I doubt 4i is the right club to use. For thick and deep rough, one would gain even more distance by using 7i or higher ... For a non-PRO golfer, we should be thinking of recovery ... That is getting the ball back in play (onto the fairway) and not trying to attack the Pin ... My 2 cents' worth ... No offense intended ...
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:06 am

Turbo wrote:
bluebiscuits wrote:
I use 4 iron as I can play it from the rough and thick stuff, hybrids tough to use in those places

If your ball is in very thick/deep rough, unless you have the physical calibre & skill of Tiger Woods, I doubt 4i is the right club to use. For thick and deep rough, one would gain even more distance by using 7i or higher ... For a non-PRO golfer, we should be thinking of recovery ... That is getting the ball back in play (onto the fairway) and not trying to attack the Pin ... My 2 cents' worth ... No offense intended ...


Appreciate all the advise given.
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:15 am

dyeosh wrote:
fata wrote:
Never had any hybrid to date. Am comfortable with all my iron though 3 and 4 the most less use clubs. Very Happy

4 is already so hard to use, cannot imagine 3.

It become harder when we are trying to hard cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:51 am

Frankly, my take is how comfortable are you playing with a 4i?

I played with a good golfer recently who (just to humor us, I guess... or embarrass us) played most of his game using a driving iron. That's like a 1i or a 0i. He could launch it without problems and it produced crazy distances. It was fun to watch, though somewhat demoralizing.

So, if you are comfortable with a 4i, then there's little to ask. If you are not, then opt instead for a hybrid or some other option.

Of late, I'm learning to put pride aside in place of a better game. I used to think that a 5i is the furthest I'd go but I'm not good enough to even hit that steadily. So, I've opted instead to ditch the 5i and used a 5H in its place. Sad, but true.

I know another top golfer here who scores regularly in the low 80s and high 70s who also has a 5H. A fool, some might say... but who cares what's in his bag if he can produce a game which many can only dream about Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Do we still need to use 4 irons?   Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:11 am

Yes, I still use my 4i and the only hybrid I have is a 19* but I use it mainly for teeing off long par3 and short par4. I think one should use whatever is comfortable that gives him the best results and not simply followed blindly.
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