Equipment

Gap in your game: part 4


Stuart Roberts

16 May 2022


If there’s one gap you don’t want to leave in your game, it’s in your irons. Driving the ball 250 yards down the fairway is no use if the following shot is a wild iron miscue, and those one-putt finishes aren’t much fun if they’re just limiting the damage. You hit your irons a lot during a round, so let’s make sure you’re hitting them well.

In last week’s driver article, we mentioned a drill for making sure you hit upwards on the ball. Just to make the sport even harder, you should be doing the opposite with your irons. To help with this, we have a very handy drill for you to try.
 

Improve your ball striking

Push a tee into the ground about a shoe’s width behind your ball (as seen above). If you’re hitting down at impact, you won’t smash through that second tee. When you’re successful, you’ll also notice that your divots will never start before the ball. The great thing about this drill is that as you progress, you can move the tee closer to your ball for a more advanced version.

Irons for better play

We hope that drill will help your iron-play, but there’s another pretty key component we need to address: the irons themselves. And, while Wilson has been making fantastic irons for years now, it offered up another stunner for 2022 in the form of the Wilson D9 Forged irons.

On top of their beautiful appearance, the Wilson D9 Forged irons boast optimised centre of gravity; making it easier to find the speed & distance you’re looking for along with the stopping power you need to attack pins. You can also experience the forged feel that Tour pros get to enjoy and you’ll find plenty of forgiveness within a more compact shape.

Wilson D9 Forged irons in action
Wilson D9 Forged irons in action

The D9 Forged is just one of a wide array of irons from Wilson. The legendary club manufacturer offers irons for game improvement, elite ball striking and everything in-between, and they’re all available through us. So, feel free to swing by the pro shop and experience them for yourself.

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