Any good tips to help with long iron strikes? I have a tendency to deloft the club so long irons are quite hard to hit for me. Any drills or swing thoughts/feels are welcome
How low of loft on the irons and what type of carry distance/swing speed do you have?
Never say never and everyone is different, but just playing the odds at some point these clubs are not a good match for the average golfer. They need to be hit with a downward strike but problems arise when a) player is way too steep or b) you try to help the ball in the air. Many people also just don't have enough swing speed to keep the ball in the air long enough to produce meaningful carry distance gaps.
My lowest lofted iron is 25 degrees with a 37.75 inch shaft. For me, I think this is about the tipping point (although to be honest I haven't tried anything lower in recent times). I can hit it high enough off the fairway or par 3 tee box, but it becomes more challenging on anything but a great lie in the rough / any sidehill lies (especially downhill). I've actually tried a 25* hybrid and had mixed results, but I may go back to one with the next set of clubs.
Swing thought wise, I just try to swing the club the same as my 6-iron or 7-iron. Good tempo and a balanced finish and let the club's loft do the work to get the ball in the air. If the results aren't there doing this, the club probably just isn't a good match with your swing/game.
Practice hitting long irons off a tee first.
If you are delofting the club - what may help is the following (depending on your issues):
Well I just purchased the new M6s and their lofts are crazy strong. I can rock the 7 consistently out to 170/180...I believe my 4 iron is down to a 19 ...21.5 for a 5...25 for a 6...that’s where all my issues begin with the 6...if I flush my 4 iron it’s over 220 but I struggle with it so I’d prefer my hybrid...I seem to get better contact when I try to hit it very light
These are pretty much two clubs strong from sets when I started playing. I'd leave the 4-iron and 5-iron at home in place of the hybrid.
Yeah that’s what essentially happens but it’s just lugged around in my bag