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snagy23
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PostSubject: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:05 am

Hi grains,

Not sure if any bro n sis has experience this problem.
Quite a number of my iron shot will not roll very much
E.g 8-9i most time will not roll more than 3 feet. Is that usual?
Wanted to have more roll so Ball will have better chance to move towards the flag. Appreciate any sharing 

Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:43 am

It's a happy problem. Use 7 iron for more roll
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:30 am

May be due to the sharp grooves due to new clubs. So behaviour of ball roll is slightly different. 

Did you change your irons recently?
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:56 am

Bro, why you need to roll scoring clubs so much? 7i to PW/SW/GW are scoring clubs aka clubs for approach shots ... People strive to achieve pin high approach shots for these high lofted clubs for soft landing ...

If you want to roll your ball more, bring the ball trajectory down ... Juz like doing a knockdown shot ... To do this, position the ball slightly back of centre, execute a normal full swing but finish it in 3/4 position ... (i.e. backswing up to 10 O'clock position and finish with 10 O'clock position) ... PGA Tour pros employ this technique when there is a strong head wind ...

Watch how J Rose did a knockdown shot ... Very well explained ...

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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:10 pm

if your ball not rolling to flag then why not just use a longer iron to stop near the flag (without rolling)?
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:14 pm

I can tell you that it's not a problem, most people would like your 'problem' in their game.
Keep up the good work!
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:22 pm

Bro,

Not running enough (3 foot roll) for ur short irons is good problem which all golfers hope to achieve. 

I wish I can constantly put them within 3foot roll for my irons. Like what the other brothers advice, play with a longer club for that longer pin.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:25 pm

You may want to use a hard 2-piece ball with less spin.
Soft feel balls should not be used if you want roll.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:26 pm

Thank you for the encourgements GRian brothers!
Sometimes back pin will wish that it rolls to the flag for safety.
Not very comfortable to trying to hit all the way to the end in case it flies out to the back.
I was always wondering how the PGA pros can control the ball to roll to stop or to roll back.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:27 pm

lousyswinger wrote:
May be due to the sharp grooves due to new clubs. So behaviour of ball roll is slightly different. 

Did you change your irons recently?

Hi Bro Lousyswinger,

The iron not very new its legacy black not sure which part of last year i got it.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:30 pm

Turbo wrote:
Bro, why you need to roll scoring clubs so much? 7i to PW/SW/GW are scoring clubs aka clubs for approach shots ... People strive to achieve pin high approach shots for these high lofted clubs for soft landing ...

If you want to roll your ball more, bring the ball trajectory down ... Juz like doing a knockdown shot ... To do this, position the ball slightly back of centre, execute a normal full swing but finish it in 3/4 position ... (i.e. backswing up to 10 O'clock position and finish with 10 O'clock position) ... PGA Tour pros employ this technique when there is a strong head wind ...

Watch how J Rose did a knockdown shot ... Very well explained ...



Thanks bro Turbo for sharing the video, will try to learn how to do that.
looks easy but I'm sure not easy to execute. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:32 pm

flashpacker wrote:
You may want to use a hard 2-piece ball with less spin.
Soft feel balls should not be used if you want roll.

Thank you bro Flashpacker,

will try what u have mentioned in my next game.
Looks like a viable option.
Currently using Hex Chrome.

Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:22 pm

3 feet is acceptable roll for 9 iron

our fellow GRian MC usually backspin a 9 iron
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:14 pm

I agree with most of the guys here, having your iron stop with little roll or backspin is a good thing, not a problem.

However, appreciating the situation you mentioned, the easiest way to get more roll would be to take more club and make a smaller swing.  e.g. 5 iron instead of 7 iron, swing 50-60%.  Please practice at range to fine tune ball placement, tempo and general "feel" of the swing then try it a few times on the course.  For all you know, direction and contact might improve as well.

Have fun!

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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:01 pm

Bro, if you want roll, you should using woods. 
Iron shots aren't suppose to roll.....in fact, it should back-roll Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: How to make your iron shot roll more?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:09 pm

Bro turbo is exactly right. Put it back in your stance, easy swing with a longer club.
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