Gap in your game: part 4

John Jacobs

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 Cleveland has been making fantastic irons for a long time, it offered up another stunner for 2022 in the form of the Launcher XL Halo.

On top of their super-forgiving appearance, the Launcher XL Halo irons boast an A.I.-designed MainFrame; making it easier to find the speed & distance you’re looking for consistently, even when you don’t make contact in the centre of the face.

If feel you’re a confident ball-striker, you may look to Cleveland’s Launcher XL iron range. You’ll find plenty of forgiveness, control and playability but in a more compact shape and players set-up.

Cleveland Launcher XL irons
Cleveland Launcher XL irons

Cleveland knows how to make great irons for golfer who are confident and accurate as well as those who need a bit of extra help, 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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