#8 - MAINTAIN GOOD RHYTHM
The secret to consistent long iron success is to reproduce short iron rhythm.
Take out your 4-iron and grip it slightly down the shaft, imagining you are playing a simple chip with a wedge.
Grip a little higher, as if with a 5-iron and swing it with that smooth action you usually adopt with the scoring mid-irons.
Finally grip the handle at the top and try to retain the same rhythm.
You should eventually find the long irons far less of a problem than you would expect.