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I'm not sure how to pick the right iron for yardage as needed. Could you help?
--Odis E. from Anniston, AL

Hi Odis. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

No one can really tell you how far you hit each club. Ideally you will eventually have a perfect 10 yard gap between your clubs. For beginners this often takes a few years to develop because they aren't hitting the sweet spot of the club consistently and aren't swinging fast enough.

In your case there are two easy ways to find out how far each club goes.

#1 - While hitting at the range make sure to hit at a range that has lasered their targets if you can. This way you can hit to each yardage, see which club goes that far and write it down making yourself a little chart. By the end, you'll know what you are getting out of each club.

#2 - Go out to an open field with a friend and put markers down on the ground every 10 yards out to 200 yards or so (if you have that much room). Hit each club with your buddy standing out there in the field and have him mark how far you are flying each iron in the air.

A more modern option is to visit a golf super store near you and see if you can get on their launch monitor to see how far you are hitting each club. They may charge you a fitting fee for this, but a lot of them don't.

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