The most unique par-3 in golf?
The 11th at this year’s U.S. Open is in use for the first championship since 1913, and it got us wondering how we’d all fare on the rather special design…
If there’s one gap you don’t want to leave in your game, it’s in your irons. Driving the ball 250 yards down the fairway is no use if the following shot is a wild iron miscue, and those one-putt finishes aren’t much fun if they’re just limiting the damage. You hit your irons a lot during a round, so let’s make sure you’re hitting them well.
In last week’s driver article, we mentioned a drill for making sure you hit upwards on the ball. Just to make the sport even harder, you should be doing the opposite with your irons. To help with this, we have a very handy drill for you to try.
Push a tee into the ground about a shoe’s width behind your ball (as seen above). If you’re hitting down at impact, you won’t smash through that second tee. When you’re successful, you’ll also notice that your divots will never start before the ball. The great thing about this drill is that as you progress, you can move the tee closer to your ball for a more advanced version.
We hope that drill will help your iron-play, but there’s another pretty key component we need to address: the irons themselves. And, while Cobra has been making fantastic irons for years now, it offered up another stunner for 2022 in the form of the LTDx.
On top of their beautiful appearance, the Cobra LTDx irons boast a variable-thickness face that uses hit-pattern data to optimise mishits; making it easier to find the speed & distance you’re looking for consistently, even when you don’t make contact in the centre of the face.
To experience the forged feel that Tour pros get to enjoy, you can look to Cobra’s King Forged Tec iron range. You’ll find plenty of forgiveness and playability but in a more compact shape and players set-up.
LTDx and Forged Tec are just a couple of the wide array of irons from Cobra. The legendary club manufacturer offers irons for game improvement, elite ball striking and everything in-between, and they’re all available through us. So, feel free to swing by the pro shop and experience them for yourself.