The proper ball position for an iron shot is right at the bottom of your swing arc, which should match up with your center of gravity at the point of impact.
Where should the ball be when hitting irons?
As a general rule of thumb to base your ball placement off of your 7 iron should always be placed in the center of your stance. Then, shorter clubs (everything from an 8 iron to pitching wedge) you want to play toward your back foot.
What happens if ball is too far forward in stance?
The forward ball position shifts the shoulders open to the target, which leads to an out-to-in swing and usually a slice. Standing too far from the ball pulls the upper body downward, leading to a compensating stand-up move through impact, another common cause of the slice.
Where should my 4 iron be in my stance?
Because you want to make ball-first contact and then have the iron bottom out just in front of the ball, you should play it just under your left pectoral muscle. The width of your stance will become second nature once you continue to keep the ball in the same spot.
What does putting the ball back in your stance do?
Generally speaking, if you put the ball back in your stance you will increase your attack angle so you come down on it more. If you put the ball forward, you will shallow out your attack angle so you’re not hitting down on it anywhere near as much.