Strike while the iron's hot

Andy Fox

17 June 2024

Golfers love to bomb shots off the tee with a solid drive, but if your approach shots aren’t up to scratch, you’re going to be missing the green, and giving yourself less of a chance of playing well and lowering your handicap.

It’s a horrible feeling when you catch a bad bounce and your ball sails wayward off the green. But on the other hand, it’s an amazing feeling when you launch it just right and the ball comes to nestle itself down near the flagstick.

Have you ever stopped to think how often you make a green in regulation? You may have some misconceptions about how regularly you’re making if from the fairway directly onto the green.


If you're playing off a handicap of 20 and you make 5 GIR, you're really playing to a handicap of 15.



The data really shows us that hitting it that much closer on our approach shots will be hugely beneficial to your score and overall handicap. If we hit the ball closer with our golf irons in the first place, we’ll be setting ourselves up in a much better position to putt on the green.


Finding the fairway


The secret to having the best approach shot lined up is to make sure you find the fairway off the tee. It can be tempting to always reach for the big stick ahead of teeing off to get the most distance, but you may want to size down a club or two if your target is to set yourself up nicely in the fairway.

The next time you’re wanting to land neatly down the middle, why not take a smaller wood or even a hybrid? Sacrificing a bit of distance in return for greater accuracy can be a real benefit when it comes to setting yourself up with a great second shot.


We’ve got some fantastic summer competitions ahead of us, and if your golf irons are looking a little worse for wear, you’re not going to be playing to your best ability. Heading out with some new gear will put you in with a much better chance pulling off successful approach shots and landing your ball safely on the green.

We’re open and available in the pro shop should you be looking to come to grips with some new kit. With the latest clubs from Cobra in your hands, you’ll be striking it true time and again.


Cobra Darkspeed golf irons

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Cobra makes some of the best golf irons you can buy, and this year’s release, the Darkspeed, is a truly exceptional golf iron.

The Darkspeed iron features a hollow body construction. This essentially means that the weight has been better distributed so that it feels great when you’re making contact through impact. Behind the face, you’ll find Cobra’s large PWRSHELL insert; this component has been incorporated into the clubhead to give you higher launch on your strikes so a softer landing into the greens.

The face itself has been designed using artificial intelligence to give you efficient speed and spin, and the construction creates a larger overall central sweet spot. Within the clubhead, the PWR-BRIDGE weight encourages better face flexion for faster ball speeds. All in all, this is a fantastic iron that will have you hitting it higher and further, and giving you more overall confidence when undertaking an approach shot.

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We have this fantastic golf iron available to try right now in the pro shop, so why not visit us and have a go with it? Whatever golf gear you’re currently on the hunt for, we’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

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