Strike while the iron's hot

Andy Manson

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 Mizuno in your hands, you’ll be striking it true time and again.


Mizuno Pro golf irons

Mizuno makes some of the best golf irons you can buy, and this year’s release of Pro Series irons is truly exceptional.

If you’re looking for the one of the best irons in the business favoured by the top tour players, the Pro 241 is a strong contender. This blade iron has been forged from a single piece of carbon steel, and certainly lives up to Mizuno’s esteemed reputation for making stellar irons. With a more central mass positioning and sheerer upper face tapering, this iron delivers a soft impact sensation and ideal trajectory on your shots.

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If you’re seeking more height in your game as well as consistent ball speeds, the Pro 243 iron will give you what you need. This club has been fitted with a wider, longer micro-slot in the 4-7 irons to help you pop your ball up in the air. You’ll also get excellent relief on your strikes thanks to the sole design that seeks to improve your interaction with the fairway.

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The most forgiving iron in the range, the Pro 245 features a hollow body and a multi-thickness face, both components have been engineered to give you effortless speed and launch when you strike the ball. There’s also a 46g tungsten weight in the 2-7 irons to enable the clubhead to flex better, and make the club feel solid when you’re moving through impact.

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We have these fantastic golf irons available to try right now in the pro shop, so why not visit us and have a go? 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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