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How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

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i deloft my club so much it has a negative loft. my ball trajectory digs into the ground and pops out 170 yards out.

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I deloft my club so bad the ball goes backwards but goes forward 170 yards even when it went backwards. But as I mentioned, it goes forward, not before it goes backwards, possibly at the same time, it's hard to tell with so much de-lofting going on.

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Last year, I had 2 hours worth of golf lessons. At the end of the season, I didn't see ALL of the rewards of the lessons yet. It took quite a while to get used to the changes that were made to my swing.

BUT, this year I'm enjoying the fruits of my labors. My drives last year averaged 230, those were the longer drives. This year I'm driving the ball, averagely, 260, with MANY drives in the 280 range and depending on conditions, some go 290. This is COMPLETELY new to me.

The other things I've noticed, I've gained anywhere from 15 to 25 yards with my irons. I was hitting 150 yard 7 irons last year. Now, I'm averagely hitting them 170. AVERAGE--170, with some going as far as 180. These are not low-Texas golf-delofted shots that are cutting thru the air at only 30 feet in the air. These are high launching shots that "look the way they're supposed to".

So my answer to your question, get some lessons?? :D

BTW, I have no idea what my swing speeds are with different clubs. Never been on a monitor for that. Getting that technical is just too nitpicky for me. I just want to play some good golf and enjoy it.

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Last year, I had 2 hours worth of golf lessons. At the end of the season, I didn't see ALL of the rewards of the lessons yet. It took quite a while to get used to the changes that were made to my swing.

Delofting jedi, you are not

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For 170 I need the hole to be uphill with a strong wind in my face, an open stance, and I will open the blade a little bit just too make sure I don't hit it too far.

That still goes 190 or so for me. If I choke up and don't bring my hands quite up to my shoulder on the back swing then I might can get the ball finish at 170, but that would have to be into a green so I could roll it back 20-30 feet.

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I deloft my club so bad the ball goes backwards but goes forward 170 yards even when it went backwards. But as I mentioned, it goes forward, not before it goes backwards, possibly at the same time, it's hard to tell with so much de-lofting going on.

Okay, so what I'm about to say really happened.

I was in a scramble a few years ago with a guy who couldn't hit the ball very far with his woods (my gf was outdriving him no problem - if only she wasn't such a *****, but I digress) but he could hit his irons okay - total arm swing. So we get to the final hole which was a 150 yard par 3. He tries to pull out his 3 iron and I suggested he might want to go with a 7 to just keep it in play. He counters with the 5-iron. His wife convinces him that I might know what I'm talking about and he uses a 7-iron. He sort skulls / tops the ball and it rolls and bounces like a SOB to about 10 paces short of the green. He looks over at me with a smug look and shakes his head, "I knew it was a 5-iron". I guess it was buddy - my bad.

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Okay, so what I'm about to say really happened.

Mna, that would make me laugh....did you not say "Well, if you hit the whole ball and not the top half it would of made it"

Or was it windy and was he playing it low on purpose? lol

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Mna, that would make me laugh....did you not say "Well, if you hit the whole ball and not the top half it would of made it"

Does anyone play it

that low on purpose?

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The whole delofting of GI trend isn't merely for the sake of added distance, but also to keep the trajectory of the ball down some. Some GI clubs have real low COG, combined with shafts that help guys get the ball in the air. Not to mention that some high cappers are terrible flippers, you'd actually see most new GI clubs being shorter than previous generations, and shorter than players clubs. And honestly it would be a pretty hard sale if you told people "Yeah these new SGI clubs are 5 yards shorter than last years, but man do they hit the ball high!" So they deloft them to keep the trajectory close to what a 7i should be, and the added distance just helps them sell clubs.

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Don't forget to choke down on the grip too - that's what I do.

I find that the best thing to do to hit the 7i 150 yards going uphill, wind in my face, choked down, is to actually hold the club by the head and swing the grip at the ball as hard as possible. Now, don't baby this shot, this is one of those golf shots that require all of your muscles (primarily your neck and nose muscles).

Good luck!

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The whole delofting of GI trend isn't merely for the sake of added distance, but also to keep the trajectory of the ball down some. Some GI clubs have real low COG, combined with shafts that help guys get the ball in the air. Not to mention that some high cappers are terrible flippers, you'd actually see most new GI clubs being shorter than previous generations, and shorter than players clubs. And honestly it would be a pretty hard sale if you told people "Yeah these new SGI clubs are 5 yards shorter than last years, but man do they hit the ball high!" So they deloft them to keep the trajectory close to what a 7i should be, and the added distance just helps them sell clubs.

Nah, that's all a myth. The delofting is for the sake of delofting, not to keep the ball down. The center of gravity in modern GI clubs is not that different, and in some cases, higher than the blades. Maltby publishes all that info every year, and the actual vertical center of gravity varies more between makers than the variation between players and SGI clubs. Delofting is for distance, and distance only. The companies make you think it has some practical purpose to get you to believe the technology is actually what hits it farther.

Here's an example. Taylormade Burner: VCOG - 0.911" Titleist MB Forged: VCOG - 0.793" Nike Victory Red Blade: VCOG - 0.726" Ping Rapture V2: VCOG - 0.780" Nike Slingshot HL: VCOG - 0.798" Lowest center of gravity? The Nike Blade, followed by the Ping, then the Titleist blade.

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Nah, that's all a myth. The delofting is for the sake of delofting, not to keep the ball down. The center of gravity in modern GI clubs is not that different, and in some cases, higher than the blades. Maltby publishes all that info every year, and the actual vertical center of gravity varies more between makers than the variation between players and SGI clubs. Delofting is for distance, and distance only. The companies make you think it has some practical purpose to get you to believe the technology is actually what hits it farther.

But but but...that can't be true. My irons are forged by Chuck Norris in the magma of earth's core then they are alpha maraged in a heat so intense it can only be achieved by dousing the iron heads in the surface of the sun. This process creates a surface that is so hard it literally scares the golf ball off the ground and forces it towards the hole. It's called "brimstone processing"! :P

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Delofting jedi, you are not

Ahhh, the Jedi moniker. . .I've always been pretty good at hitting down with my irons. I know it always sounds funny, but to get the ball higher, hit down on the ball. Don't try and lift and scoop it, or throw it up in the air. Just smash the living snot out of the ball.

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