Re: how to hit my 3,4,5 irons
Originally Posted by Shanks A Million
What shanks said. I'm a firm believer of long irons. It took me 8 months of weekly lessons and 3 hours of practice per week on top to achieve somewhat decent, repeatable contact with my 5 iron. Then, (some here will call me masochist, but…) to improve my 5 iron, I bought a 4 iron. Fast forward 2 months and a few thousand balls later, to improve my 4 iron, I bought a 3 iron.
I used to have a hybrid in the bag, but never couldn't hit it well. Now, here I am in my 16th month of learning (ongoing…) how to swing, and I can hit my 3 iron 200 yards off the tee, 190 off the deck. Not all the time, mind you, some days I hit my 3 iron 100 yards, but I hit it good often enough that it has become my go to club for 1st and 2nd shot on all par 4 and par 5s. (I'm not as lucky as you, my driver goes nowhere…)
If this game has taught me one thing, is that you get out of it what you put into it: you won't be able to hit longer clubs correctly, consistently until you've grooved a swing you can more or less repeat. And for that to happen, you have to be able to hit your shorter irons good enough, etc, etc… It's all hard work, all the way down to your shortest wedge.
BUT, when you manage to pure a 3 iron once, man, that's just the best feeling ever, and makes all the hours of frustration worth it, I promise