Playing The Short Irons
All the best golfers know how to use all the clubs that they’ve got at their disposal, and the seven, eight, and nine irons along with the pitching wedges are considered the short irons in a bag of clubs. Most of the experts agree that these are the clubs that are played with much more feel than any others in the bag.
It is also well known that these clubs are important too because by using them the high handicapper has a chance to recover from other badly placed shots. As well, these are the easier clubs to hit because there is not as much body action required to play them. The idea is to get the ball to go higher and have a greater spin—you want to throw the ball higher and have it land softly.
One of the things that most professionals try to avoid is a tremendous backspin. To do this a lot of these pros suggest that you move the ball back in your stance and play it off the right foot. There are several other points that these pros that have been in all the situations where one of these clubs is necessary like to stress to the occasional golfer.
First, they feel that the short irons should be played from the middle of a stance and all approaches to the green can be accomplished with less lofted clubs. As well, they suggest that you play the wedges with an open club face and always take in consideration the condition of the grass and contour of the green. However, one of the last pieces of advice might be the best for the weekend golfer—the professionals suggest that you develop a variety of shots for around the green. Ones that will work in a variety of different conditions.