‘Add a driving iron to give yourself more attacking options from the tee’
I use my 18° driving iron quite a lot. It’s an integral club in my bag and I’ve hit some really good shots with it this season. It’s really good off the tee on tougher driving holes, especially when the fairways are hard and fast in the summer. The lower flight is really good when it’s windy and it can go pretty far; it’s also good for hitting second shots into par 5s. I’ve used a hybrid in the past but I prefer the long iron off the tee, so I stick with it from week-to-week. The only drawback is that it’s not as good out of the rough as a hybrid. Here are my best tips if you want to use a driving iron this summer.
September 2018 Golf World 39