First Time Fridays – When To Use The Irons

First Time Fridays is a new summer video series for beginners to get the inside scoop about how to look and feel like a golfer.

It’s Friday so you know what that means… the next edition of First Time Fridays is here! A new summer series brought to you by Kathryn Newton, Golf Digest and Morton Golf. We will give you the inside scoop on how to look and feel like a golfer for all you beginners out there. Golf is an intimidating sport so we want to make it easier for you to feel comfortable from the get-go. This week’s tip: When To Use The Irons

Most of the clubs in your bag are irons and the number engraved on the head of the clubs determines the length and amount of curvage on the face. The number represents the length of the club so if you are further away from the hole, you would use a lower number like 5 or 6. As you get closer to the hole you would use a higher number like a 8 or 9.

The number on the club also determines the amount of curvage the face of the club has. This will help the ball go higher or lower. With a lower number club, your ball will go lower but farther. With a higher number, such as a 9, it will go higher in the air but a shorter distance. As you get closer to the hole, you should go higher in number with club.

What is great about irons is that you can use them from anywhere. Again, the lower the number, the farther and lower it goes and vice versa with higher numbers. When you hit the “sweet spot” which is the center of the club face, that is when you will get your purest shots and it will go the distance you want.

Your wedges will have the most curvage, so use those right by the green or in the bunker. Wedges usually have a letter engraved on them or a number with a degree sign. That will determine the amount of loft or curvage to launch the ball higher and shorter. Wedges are meant to go high and short and stop quickly.

Have fun with these clubs and practice with them to become more comfortable with the longer clubs like your woods. We hope you found this First Time Friday educational about your irons! Now go out and play!

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