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Long vs Short Irons

In this video, we show you the differences between playing your long and short irons.


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  1. Chris S.

    Great video as always guys.
    I think I do all this pretty well but often get a pull from the short irons 9I-SW, any thoughts as to what I may be doing wrong?

    1. Andy

      Hi Chris. If your ball is starting left then your club face is closed at impact. Make sure you pay attention to the club face in the back swing. It may be a little “toe down” meaning closed. This coul…

  2. MrsBean

    excellent video!
    which irons would you say are short irons and which are long irons? what about mid irons?

    1. Andy

      Hi Mrs Bean. Short irons are generally 9, PW, SW and long irons are 3,4 and 5. Mid irons are 6,7 and 8. Hope that helps.



  3. MIKE G.

    So I have been working on my irons for a minute and I noticed that when I lock my lead arm elbow I have better and consistent shots however I have not heard you guys talk about how important it is to …

    1. Piers Ward

      Hello Mike thanks so much for your questions. Re the elbow this is absolutely fine to do, we don’t mention it that often as it can often cause people problems but if you do it and its actually better…

      1. MIKE G.

        Thank you guys so much! My game is getting better every time I play. I will be emailing a video soon to you guys. If possible will you guys watch it and give me some critics?!

  4. Shawn B.

    Hey guys. Coming into the winter months I will be doing all my practice at an indoor facility. Is there a way to judge the quality of your ball strike off a range mat? And is there anything you would …

    1. Andy

      Hi Shawn. You will generally know a good from a bad one on the matt but we do recommend laying a towel behind the golf ball roughly 3-4 golf balls back. This will encourage you to hit more past the ba…

      1. Shawn B.

        Awesome thanks again andy. Looking forward to starting break 90 next season!

        1. Andy

          No worries Shawn. Excited for you to do it.