9 Iron Vs. 11 Wood Comparison Overview
Woods vs. irons. It’s a debate that seems as old as the game itself. Which one is better for your game? Unfortunately that question has a lot of variables. Some people prefer woods for no other reason than that they like the feel of them.
And it could be as simple as that for you too. However, if you want to make an informed decision about what to put in your bag, take a look at the most important aspects of the 9 iron and the 11 wood.
11 Wood Overview
The 11 wood is a pretty easy fairway wood to swing which is probably why you see all types of players use it.
And we would also throw in that it is a fairly versatile club to have in the bag. First of all, the 11 wood will typically have 30 degrees of loft so it’s decent for getting out of the rough and maybe getting over some short trees.
You can also expect about 155 yards on average from your 11 wood. Of course that measurement can go up or down about 20 yards depending on your swing speed. One of the most important aspects of the 11 wood is that it has a larger head than a comparable iron and hybrid.
This is what makes it a popular choice for beginners and high handicappers as a replacement for the 5 iron because the larger head looks better for them at point of address.
9 Iron Overview
The 9 iron is your go to iron when you need to set yourself up for a birdie or easy eagle. It gives you plenty of pop on short approaches so you don’t have to worry about sending the ball flying past the green.
9 irons are typically set between 41 and 43 degrees of loft so aside from a pitching wedge, it’s the strongest lofted iron. The 9 iron will also give you a ton of spin control – if you know how to work it of course.
For this reason, it’s favored by players of all skill levels when they need to land the ball dead on the green or produce some roll on choppy greens.
The 11 wood could be a viable option for you if you need some added forgiveness from the deck or rough. The 9 iron will also be instrumental to the development of your short game.