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Each golfer will have a point in their bag where ball striking starts to become a little too inconsistent. As you go up the bag from the pitching wedge the shaft gets longer (in most sets) and the loft gets stronger. A longer shaft and stronger loft will test your technique.
There will be clubs that you’re confident using; able to hit the green regularly with. Then you find a limit. For higher handicaps, it might be as early as the #8 iron. For mid-range handicaps, it might be the #6 iron.
Which is the longest club you can use on approach shots with any degree of confidence? Why not forget about handicap or scorecard, and set yourself a target to improve your technique so that your number moves 2 clubs higher?