Strike while the iron's hot

Mark Templeman

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


Srixon ZX MkII golf irons

Srixon makes some of the best golf irons you can buy, and one of their most recent releases, the ZX Mk II, is a truly exceptional golf iron. There are three irons in the range.

Srixon ZX7 Mk II irons

If you’re a confident ball-striker that wants an iron that will help you seek out the pin with ease, you’ll enjoy heading out with the ZX7 Mk II iron in your bag. This club features wide grooves to give you longer shots in all conditions, and the shorter irons in the set have deeper grooves to give you more spin around the greens. Favoured by the best on tour, this iron is an excellent tool to add to the bag.

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Srixon ZX5 Mk II irons

Should you be looking for a little more forgiveness in your approach shots, the ZX5 Mk II iron will give it to you. Engineered to give you faster ball speeds for more distance on your strikes, the grooves on the face are laser-milled to give you excellent friction on the ball whether you’re playing in sunshine or in rain.

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Srixon ZX4 Mk II irons

If you’re looking to gain some consistency in your ball striking, the ZX4 M kII iron will be right up your street. This club has a hollow body construction, and features lots of game-enhancing tech without sacrificing any of the sleek aesthetics. Srixon’s V.T. sole encourages you to maintain your ball speed when you strike through the ball, and avoid digging the club into the turf.

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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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