I usually hit about 6/18 GIR when I play, but on the 12 greens I miss, it can be by a lot. Like I said, I never really understood that I was over-swinging until like a week or two ago.
From 150 meters/164 yards with perfect, flat conditions, I can use an 8-iron or a 7-iron. 8-iron I run the risk of being short. 7-iron I run the risk of being long. Its hard to answer because recently I was experimenting with using a 6-iron from about 155 yards just trying to chip the ball out there. That might be the smarter play going forward.
The one time I was on trackman, I had a 91 MPH swing speed with 6-iron and averaged about 188.0 yards of carry, but that was when I swung with a faster tempo, so it's hard for me to pinpoint what exactly my distances are right now -- slowing my tempo down has been a big change for me.
What swing thought I'd use is hard for me say right now. Usually its "bow my wrist" because I struggle with a flat left wrist at impact. That's largely because I don't bring my arms down fast enough (unloading #4 to use a TGM term), but its helpful to me because I understand now its limitations.
Mike (Mvmac) is getting me to work on the way my arms are loading on the backswing right now, so maybe I'll have to use that swing thought, I don't know. But that's what I'll be working on for next time -- which will probably be tomorrow.
But generally, I'll miss a green because a) I'll hit a tee shot OB or in a hazard b) I'll hit a tee shot into a spot where it's difficult to hit the green c) I'll overswing my iron shot and get poor contact (toe and thin usually) and it will overdraw or hook it or d) my not-so-good mechanics will get the better of me and I'll just miss.
But from 150 meters, I'd probably hit the green around half the time maybe? Depending on the day? I dunno, you raise a good question. It's hard for me to say.
I feel confident that with my new, slower tempo I will control flight a lot better going forward.
I will say though, that when the ball is below my feet, I have been struggling like crazy to get good contact.
I"ve got 2 good golf buddies
One is the opposite of the other. My brother, Tim is a really good golfer.....great technique but a total over analyzer. Dave stands on two legs and swings a club at the ball.........that's Daves game, If you ask him what sort of shot he's going to hit from 150 meters, it'l be something like "I'm going to hit it at that stick in the green"
Both of them are very low single digit players. But I love the way Dave plays with a completely empty head. But the thing he does have is a great feel for the game.
I look at your swing an I think that's the swing of a really good player. Maybe empty your head of the technique and work on simplifying the game. Sorry I'm sounding all sanctimonious but anyway.
Just a little insight into Friend Dave's brain and how it works. We were playing a crappy par 3 course a while back . Just us playing, so Dave came up with this Idea. Every hole we'd tee up and shoot at the green ......then tee up next to the green and hit back to the tee.........then tee up where the ball landed and play the hole again.
We were a little drunk
But I noticed something interesting was happening. Dave hit green and the tees equally well. Whereas, I hit about a ratio of 3 tee hits to one green hit (if you follow). It dawned on me that Dave just "hit the ball at that stick" whereas when I played to a green something in my brain made the task so much more complicated that just teeing up and wacking the thing back to where I'd just hit it from. The shot I had to play was indentical but something made shooting at the green that little bit /a lot harder than shooting back to the tee block
Less thinking more hitting..........less drinking during golf