Golf Ball Position With Irons: Single Length Irons

August 23rd, 2018
VIDEO: Transcript

One of the primary reasons people decide to switch over to single length irons is that the concept makes sense for more consistency. When you play with a variable length set where you have a wedge, this one, like – and then you go up your eight-iron, and then your six-iron, and then a five-iron, they’re getting longer in length, and you play those in different ball positions. With single length irons and they’re all being in the same length, you can play them in the same ball position, but a question we’ll get sometime is, what ball position is that, like what ball position do you use? So, there’s really no, I would say, correct answer for everyone. The most common answer I would say is, with the Sterling Irons in particular, they’re going to be pretty well between a seven-iron length and the eight-iron length, so the easy answer is just play them all in the same position that you would your normal or your old variable length seven-iron or eight-iron. Just play them where you play your seven-iron or eight-iron, and that’s the short answer. However, there’s nothing wrong with playing them all a little bit back, a little bit more in the center, a little bit more forward, so I think it kind of just depends a little bit on the person and where you might want to place them, so you can start out with where you would normally place your seven-iron or eight-iron, whatever length they are for you, and go with that, and that should work just fine, and then you can adjust accordingly; you can move it back a little bit if you feel like you need to, you can move it a little bit more forward if you need to, but again, just the short answer or the simple answer, when you switch over to single length, the ball position to start with is just that of your seven-iron or your eight-iron.

Hopefully that helps. Give those things a try with your single length irons and adjust if necessary, and then hopefully that helps answer your questions about what ball position to play with single length irons.