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Question on Irons:

From a 9 iron to a 3 iron, is there a common distance that the ball should be moved in my stance from back to front? Should it progressively move forward, if so, by how much?

In the old days a progressive ball position was often taught as equipment and swing styles were very different. In modern times you will find professional golfers being more consistent with where they place the ball. The idea is to trap all of your irons in the same place and at the bottom of your swing arc.

If you are properly shifting your weight towards the target with your swing you will bottom out about one ball forward of center. This is where I recommend my students play their pitching wedge up through their 5 iron. For longer irons, hybrids and fairway woods I recommend moving them two balls left of center.

It is always hard to make an exact recommendation without seeing someone's swing and their release point, but I think you will find playing 3 ball positions (one for your irons, one for long irons and fairway woods, one for driver) will make things much more simple.

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