The Golf Fix: Iron Play Accuracy

by David Jenyns on January 1, 2012

The Golf Fix’s Michael Breed answers Dave’s email on how to hit each iron the proper distance. Watch The Golf Fix Mondays 8 pm ET only on Golf Channel.
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iPhone app itunes.apple.com www.4golfonline.com Mark Crossfield shares his practise routine to try and help you guys play some better golf. Improving your practise routine will help you focus and improve your overall golf game. Play better golf with Mark Crossfield the internet golf professional.

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ttjarrett January 1, 2012 at 8:52 am

@BornToAssassinate You can use whatever club you? want on the green.

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sethisawesome January 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

@matadordn That’s because Tiger? has older (weaker) lofts on his irons. Also, that’s just his standard 9 iron shot. He could it it further or shorter or do whatever he wants to do with it.

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Gabesly January 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

@nikepumps123 agreed?

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MHMonsie January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

wow thats exctly what ive been? doing this whole time hopefully that tip will help.

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nikepumps123 January 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

@Gabesly i agree. but i still think tiger? is something special with his ability to hit it deep

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Gabesly January 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

@nikepumps123 Yes i? know but same thing with the other tour players

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nikepumps123 January 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

@Gabesly maybe. tiger is still long though. he isnt a bubba thats true. but if he wanted to i would bet he could hit 320-330 no problem. IMO many tour players can, but the rough is penalizing, not like courses avarge people play. they are better with a 5 iron from the fairway than a 7 from the rough. take my word for it man, tiger? is too smart of a golfer to lead the tour in driving distance. in his college days though he would hit a 2 iron over 300 ive heard

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Gabesly January 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

@nikepumps123 ok thanks for clearing that up, but for a tour player he still doesnt hit it very far. there is a video on here explaining how he has a small amount? of shoulder turn compared to big hitters

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nikepumps123 January 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

@Gabesly he chooses not to. back in the early days on ttour he could would hit it 165 or so. still can.? good players understand that hitting short irons far isa ridiculous measure of distance. It only depends on playing with your wrist angle at impact. long irons and driver show how good a swing is

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Gabesly January 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

@matadordn? he doesnt hit very far actually

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matadordn January 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

@TheSportAddict Tiger woods hits his nine iron 142 yards according to yahoo answers…. you claim to hit it 155? yards …. -__-

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simmsdn January 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

@bobtomfish Correct, you cannot ground a club on the green,? but there’s not a rule stating that any club (otherwise legal) is verboten on the green.

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Gabesly January 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

@TheSportAddict i hit 140 on a clean swing (im not very consistent) and im 14 and? have been playing a year, im better then most players my age because i eat, sleep, and drink golf!

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Fitzyiscool93 January 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

oo you? have my grips 🙂

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bobtomfish January 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

@BornToAssassinate there is no rule in golf saying you can’t use a an iron on a green. PGA pros/international pros do it regularly when faced with a putting line that would run off the green. You just simply can not take a divot? if you use an iron on a green. Not 100% sure about this but i believe you cannot place the club head on the green when addressing the ball also. But i could be totally wrong about that last part.

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BornToAssassinate January 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

@glynissmith Well,? my coach and several other golfers told me otherwise.

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glynissmith January 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

@BornToAssassinate There is no rule in golf? to say you can’t use an iron on the geen.

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SkeptikProductioN January 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I have the same problem too… And I’m? 15.

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HydrogenLLC January 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Does anyone know how to get of hold of Michael? Years back he wanted to buy GolfingNow….com? from me. I now am selling it.

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Taylyndsayedwards January 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oh my gosh! Dave’s problem is the EXACT same one I have. Obviously I am a lady & I’m not going to hit it that hard anyway but I can barely hit them straight at all. When I hit them straight they fly? 150y!

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craigt611 January 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

@BornToAssassinate There is no rule against using an iron on the green. I have seen it on a? tournament once and have done it once myself before

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raycroft123 January 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

@DW3Southpaw yeah? it is

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TheSportAddict January 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

@jd575

my 56? degrees wedge 95% power

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kiwilibre January 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Best 8 minutes I’ve spent improving my golf.? Thanks !

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TheGolfball99 January 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Guess what?
Look at the furthest bay on the range..
Anyone? seen that before?

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seamusandpat January 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I do exactly as you describe here fro general practrice. I also do sessions to train my swing with just a 6 iron (warming up and warmimg down with a 9 or PW). Then I do sessions where I practice playing the course on the range and there’s a great par 3 course near by I play 1 or 2 times a week? or just work on putting, chipping and bunker shots. I even play golf on a golf course ……..

Thanks for a great series of videos and reviews.

Cheers, Seamus

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fukbu January 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I start off with 56 or 60 degree wedge, making those 20 – 75 yard shots, then move on? to the irons, wack a few of them, then to the 3 woods and drivers to finish off

Oh wait, i forgot to mention the putting green, do loads of putting !

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Gin145 January 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Thats pretty much how I’m starting my sessions for a couple of weeks now. Before that I kind of randomly switched through some clubs, but it often frustrated me when my full swing wasnt there from the first shot and I automatically tried harder and messed up even more. Now I’m starting with the PW and go through my set pretty much like in the video here and that makes me feel much more confident. It also prevents any kind of aching I? had in my wirsts for example, because I’m much more relaxed

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syllybaby January 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

@camschmidt13 looks lk a? pretty standard finish to me

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obi1jim January 2, 2012 at 12:20 am

i’d love to have his job :D?

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kajomelimaelvitrev January 2, 2012 at 12:36 am

Mark, Great warmup routine. Gonna start? using it myself. Cheers.

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camschmidt13 January 2, 2012 at 1:02 am

@varment01 no i mean like he spins the? club it behind his body after his is follow through

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varment01 January 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

Yeah,funny.It`s called a? follow through.

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camschmidt13 January 2, 2012 at 1:57 am

lol so funny how you always put the club around? your back after you hit it

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ThatIsGoodOJ January 2, 2012 at 2:57 am

Graphite??

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theMANxGOLFER January 2, 2012 at 3:49 am

For longer practice only days what do you do regarding ball placement and the divot marks? Do you place the ball as far as possible from divots, place the ball at the top of? a divot, place the ball at the back of a divot, or something else?

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hkrobin January 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

I always start with a 7iron, make sure I’m getting a good contact, then to the 5. When I hit that well on to the 4. Then it’s 3wood from the deck. Next? comes the driver. After the long clubs I pitch with my 4 wedges. All at different distances to promote control, then I hit a few full wedges, and a couple of flop shots. Then the driver to finish.

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toddx318 January 2, 2012 at 5:07 am

I do? something very similar, except I start out with, and finish with, my most confident club. For me that is a 7-iron. I will start by hitting a 3/4 7-iron, work up to full with that. Then I will go down to PW just like Mark showed, and work up to Driver. And finish out with some confident 7-irons.

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hummingfish January 2, 2012 at 5:26 am

I do the same thing using either odd or even clubs at the range. My biggest difference is that hitting longer, heavier clubs like my 5 wood seem to grove my swing better than my wedges. If I start with wedges? and shank one, it makes it tough to get my swing back.

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Snoborder8 January 2, 2012 at 5:37 am

Great video. Helps a lot.?

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legoandstuff100 January 2, 2012 at 5:55 am

Hes great to talk to on facebook!? 😀

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itubeutude January 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

lovely swing.?

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GuitarCrazy12100 January 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

best subscription i’ve made?

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TheKnockkNockk January 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

@viciscool1 i think? he does

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viciscool1 January 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hey Mark do? u use graphite shafts?

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