Hitting irons may be the difference between scoring a good or bad round.
Irons are important as they are used for long shots out of the rough or approach shots near and around the green.
Whether you're hitting a 4-iron from 200 yards or 9-iron from inside 100 yards, knowing the proper technique for iron shots is a key to success.
Here are 10 of our top tips to get you peppering the pin with the irons...
TESTED: BEST GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS 2017
#1 - KNOW YOUR YARDAGE
With any club, it is important to know not only how far you are capable of hitting the ball, but how far you tend to hit it.
With long irons this can differ as much as 50 yards and with the flight lower and running on impact with the ground, this can bring all kinds of hazards into the equation.
So take the time to step out the yardage of a dozen balls hit on the practice range to find your average distance with each club.
And don’t just pick a calm day. Try different shots downwind and into the wind, making notes of your results as you go along.
Why not jot your yardages down in a book - just like the professionals and caddies do - to help you become a more consistent player. Knowing how far you hit a full shot with a certain club can make all the difference to shooting lower scores.
It is a game of inches, or so they keep telling us.