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Simple question. Can you shape a shot with a game improvement iron?

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Can I do it... yes.  Can I do it the way I want, when I want... no.  

But that's more me than the club.  My basic shot shape with irons is straight, and I rarely need to or want to shape a shot, so I never practice it.

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2 hours ago, LeftyHawk said:

Simple question. Can you shape a shot with a game improvement iron?

Chris

Most definitely. GI irons help to mitigate poor ball flight on non-center strikes, but they can't stop a ball from turning left or right. 

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Simple question. Can you shape a shot with a game improvement iron?

Chris

Simple answer: yes.

 

Longer answer: do all your shots go straight? People slice game improvement clubs all the time. Balls flight is controlled by the relationship of path and face angle. The ball flight laws don’t change based on the type of club you are using.

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On 8/6/2020 at 11:39 PM, LeftyHawk said:

Simple question. Can you shape a shot with a game improvement iron?

Chris

Question in response.  As a 9ish handicap, are you concerned with being able to work the ball both ways on command?  Or are you just looking to find a single consistent shot shape to play?

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11 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

Question in response.  As a 9ish handicap, are you concerned with being able to work the ball both ways on command?  Or are you just looking to find a single consistent shot shape to play?

Prior to the G410's I was using the i10's and had some success at drawing and fading the ball when needed. I tried using the same methods for drawing and fading with the 410's with no success. 

This is why the question. 

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3 minutes ago, LeftyHawk said:

Prior to the G410's I was using the i10's and had some success at drawing and fading the ball when needed. I tried using the same methods for drawing and fading with the 410's with no success. 

This is why the question. 

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18th hole PGA Championship, fader with a 2 stroke lead, pin back left, perfect draw shot. And...he tries to hit his fade. 
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16 minutes ago, LeftyHawk said:

Prior to the G410's I was using the i10's and had some success at drawing and fading the ball when needed. I tried using the same methods for drawing and fading with the 410's with no success. 

9 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

18th hole PGA Championship, fader with a 2 stroke lead, pin back left, perfect draw shot. And...he tries to hit his fade. 
Get really good at one thing. Your scores will be better for it. 

This is what I was getting at.  If you can hit one shape all the time, every time, you can be a really fine player.  If the only shot you can hit with your new clubs is really close to straight, that's a pretty good "shape" to be stuck with.  

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I struggle to shape shot with GI clubs. I can play a GI long iron, but when you want to attack pins, it is brutal. Very difficult to control side spin. 

The other one that is a nightmare is the low draw around the corner. Maybe under some trees, when you get in the left rough off the tee on a dogleg left. As a fader, that is already an exaggerated shot for me. Have to start it way right, keep it low and snap it. With the GI it doesnt stay line, and often stays straight putting me back in the trees on the right side now. no thanks. 

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Of course, I can’t hit a draw with any club, any time, any where.


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