Hitting different clubs

Gerald St. Germain

Q: What would cause me to lose over a club in distance with my irons, while I conversely have started to hit my drives 15-25 yards longer.

A: Since a driver is teed up, achieving longer distance with the driver usually means you have to have a more sweeping or even an upward motion of the club head into the ball. Unfortunately this causes some fat or thin shots with the irons and a loss of distance since the thin shots are hit very low on the club face. You are not alone in this phenomenon. Sam Snead used to observe that when he was driving the ball his best he was never hitting his irons the best and vice versa.