LONG-IRON GAPPING ISSUES?  (Answer for your chance to WIN an M3 or M4 driver)

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donbid93
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I can’t hit my 4 iron to save my life. Just when I am ready to take it out of my bag I give it one more chance and bombs away. This happens 1 in 10 times. I have much better luck with my hybrid. I would love to be able to hit my long irons consistently, but it always seems to get in my head that I am about to hit the dirt or blade it and it rolls about 40 feet. It is a definite hate love relationship
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cbhaugen11
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Hey Chris!

 

I definitely have a similar issue-my current setup includes a 3 wood, 3 hybrid, 4 iron, and 5 iron. I seem to hit the wood and hybrid the same distance and the irons the same distance. As such, I almost always avoid hitting the wood and the 4 iron as the minor loss in distance (3-5 yards) is overcome by a slight increase in forgiveness. This leaves me with huge gaps between my longest iron, my longest wood, and my driver. 

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lhfriedrich6
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Chris!

 

I have the exact same problem. I have old clubs that seem to leave me with giant gaps between my driver and longest iron! It seems as though the only difference between my driver and 3 wood is the launch angle and the same is true for my 4 and 5 irons. This leaves me with about a 30-35 yard gap-it is so frustrating!

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shaugen5
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Hello Chris,

 

I too suffer from long-iron gapping issues. As I’ve gotten older, it seems as though my driver and 3 wood distance have regressed closer and closer to my 3 and 4 iron distance, while my other clubs have maintained appropriate gapping. At this point, I avoid hitting my driver since my 3 wood seems to go just as far. This “clumping” of my long game has left a large gap between my 4 and 5 irons (close to 30 yards) and results in me having to hit more “feel” shots than I should. 

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Cary8760
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Hi Chris,

 

I have a similar issue with my 4-iron and 3-iron. I tend to hit both very well and acceptable but always hit them a similar distance. I dropped the 3-iron from my bag decided to carry an extra gap wedge instead. My problem is the gap between my driver and 3-iron. I carry a 5-wood but I can only manage a decent shot out of the fairway 50% of the time. Due to this, I try and avoid hitting my five wood unless it is off the the tee box. I'd rather opt for a 4-iron that lands 40-50 yards short rather than going on a safari looking for a golf ball that I shanked with my 5-wood. My favorite club in the bag is my 7-iron. Absolutely cannot hit my 3-wood. I still carry it, but it's only for decorative purposes!

 

Great questions!

 

Brad

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andrewhovenga
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Personally, I have a good 12-18 yard gap between all of my irons.  That is except for the gaps between my 4i, 4H, and 3W, all of these distances are within the same 5-7 yard window.  Im not sure if I'm hitting my 4 iron very well or if I'm not getting the most out of my 3 wood, or maybe it's both.  Anyway it leads to some frustration on the course when I need something a little more than my 4i, but I apparently don't have anything more in the bag.

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coblepot
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Like most people I guess my yardage gap is pretty consistant until i get to my 3 and 4 iron. With those clubs it really doesnt matter which one I use, the distance i get out of them seems to be identical. I have actually added a 1 hybrid into my bag to be able to get those longer distances. But now i have a pretty sizable gap between my 3 iron and that hybrid. Basically the hybrid was suppose to bridge the gap i had between
my 3 iron and 3 wood. But all its done is left me with the same issue as I hit my hybrid about as far as my 3 wood just more condistantly. So it has basically solved nothing for me. Ugh, golf can be such a frustrsting game.
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@Justinrw has been selected to win an M3 or M4 driver. Congratulations!

 

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rbauchman
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Congrats @Justinrw and thanks for putting on the contest @ChrisEdwards...good insights into this apparently common issue.

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BigCat
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My longest iron is a 5 and my itrons have pretty standard gap. After my five I move to my hybrids and wood. It’s a pretty good setup and the hybrids are pretty easy to hit
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