What is the purpose of putting Irons in golf?
Their intended use is to hit the ball onto the green, from where it can be putted. As such, they are often used for the first stroke on par-3s, and on approach shots to the green from par-4s and par-5s.
What are the easiest golf irons to hit?
Mid irons are easier to hit than long irons. Then there are the high numbers, and those will be used for the shortest approach shots and some very short par threes. The short irons are the easiest to hit. Lastly there are a vast selection of wedges to choose from. These can be utilized for many shots around the green and in and around hazards.
What is a 5-iron used for in golf?
As the total length of the club gets shorter, it becomes increasingly easier to hit. The 5-iron can be used many times on a golf round for par three holes, and approach shots on both par 4 and 5’s. The 5-iron is also one of the longer irons that is possible to hit from the rough or the semi-rough.
What are the long irons in golf?
Long irons are the 2-, 3- ,and 4-irons; mid-irons, the 5-, 6-, and 7-irons; short irons, the 8- and 9-irons and pitching wedge. (Two-irons are becoming obsolete and are exceedingly rare for recreational golfers. Because of this, some sources now count the 5-iron as one of the long irons. We still classify it as a mid-iron, however, as do most.)