8-Iron Golf Swing

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The 8-iron golf club is a middle iron and is generally used from between 130 to 160 yards. Learn how to take full golf swings with an 8-iron from a professional golf instructor in this free golf instruction video.

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Video Transcript

Okay, this segment we've got the eight iron. This one is forty degrees. So you can still see that it's quite lofted. So what the purpose of this club is for most players you're going to be hitting it at about a hundred and thirty to about a hundred and sixty yards. Of course that's going to determine on the length that you can hit the ball comfortably and the course conditions and the shot that you're hitting. But generally for that distance, this is the club that you want to use when you hit a full swing and of course you can use this club for pitching, for around the greens and for other uses. But the eight iron, it's a great club. Once again this is a really important shot because it usually means you're within striking distance of the green. With a good shot you can get the ball close to the pin and get a good score in this hole. So, you want to really make sure that you hit, that you practice this shot a lot. Now, it's a little longer than the sand wedge, the pitching wedge and the nine iron. So instead of being as close as I would be on the sand wedge, I have to back up a little bit. And, so I want to step into the ball. I want the club face to be perpendicular to the line of flight. And then I just relax and I just take a nice easy swing, and hit the ball pretty straight. So that's how you hit a good straight ball with your eight iron, is a line up properly, and choose, make sure this is the right club for the shot you want to hit so you don't over swing. And you should have a good shot.


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