Irons: your scoring clubs
If our European heroes have any chance at Whistling Straits, they’ll have to be pure with the irons, but how do you manage it under the upmost pressure?
If there’s one gap you don’t want to leave in your game, it’s in your irons. Driving the ball 250 yards down the fairway is no use if the following shot is a wild iron miscue, and those one-putt finishes aren’t much fun if they’re just limiting the damage. You hit your irons a lot during a round, so let’s make sure you’re hitting them well.
In last week’s driver article, we mentioned a drill for making sure you hit upwards on the ball. Just to make the sport even harder, you should be doing the opposite with your irons. To help with this, we have a very handy drill for you to try.
Push a tee into the ground about a shoe’s width behind your ball (as seen above). If you’re hitting down at impact, you won’t smash through that second tee. When you’re successful, you’ll also notice that your divots will never start before the ball. The great thing about this drill is that as you progress, you can move the tee closer to your ball for a more advanced version
We hope that drill will help your iron-play, but there’s another pretty key component we need to address: the irons themselves. And, while Srixon has been making fantastic irons for a long time, it offered up more stunners for 2022 in the form of the ZX series.
On top of their beautiful appearance, the Srixon ZX4, ZX5 & ZX7 irons all boast Tour V.T soles that glide smoothly through the turf so you can consistently find the contact you’re looking for in that drill.
You’ll also notice progressive grooves for purpose-built performance in each iron, with different characteristics built in depending on what benefits you’re looking for and which model you’re putting in your bag. The legendary club manufacturer offers irons for game improvement, elite ball striking and everything in-between, and they’re all available through us. So, feel free to swing by the pro shop and experience them for yourself.