Can a midhandicapper benefit from a driving iron?
I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19 degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).
on tight holes or shorter holes I use my 19 degree hybrid a lot. I hit that around 210 consistently. Iron play is definitely the strongest part of my game, and that seems to translate to doing well with my hybrids (well being relative to the rest of my game). My accuracy with the 19 degree hybrid is fairly good, but I do have a little trouble every now and again. So my question is if someone shooting in the 80’s with my swing speed (I don’t know exactly what it is but hitting a 19 degree hybrid around 210 I think it is safe to say it is fairly average/slightly slower than average). Is it even worth experimenting with a driving iron to try to gain a little more accuracy or at my swing speed am I likely to be much better off with my hybrid (which I’m not unhappy with but could always use more accuracy)?
thank you guys for any responses!