How to master your short iron

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Alice Piper

Posted September 27, 2021

Get golf ready by mastering your short iron in time for a round with your friends and family.

Golf courses are once again opening in Victoria and to celebrate, RACV is here to help get your golf game up to scratch after the lockdown lay-off.

For professionals, weekend warriors and new players alike, one of the most important components to a well-rounded golf performance is short iron selection, particularly at a shorter course like Healesville.

Whether you go for the 8-iron, 9-iron or pitching wedge, understanding which club to use on the short part of the green is crucial. Indeed, an effective short iron game revolves around three key skills:

  • Striking the ball solid with 80% of your weight on your front foot
  • Controlling the distance
  • Being consistent in the trajectory of the ball's movement

Sound difficult to master? Don’t fear!

In the below video, Golf Professional at Healesville Country Club & Resort, Ben Eyton-Jones, takes us through key tips and advice for improving your short-iron game.

Not only will you be gliding down the green in no time, but you’ll be ready to move on to refining the Drive aspect of your golf game before summer – empowering you to impress your competition on our beautiful courses in Torquay, Cape Schanck, GoldfieldsHealesville or Royal Pines.

And if you're keen to play regularly to make up for lost playing time this year, you can even purchase an RACV Golf Season Pass at one of these four courses. 

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