A good landing angle for your irons is around 42 degrees, says Kevin Walker, President of FuZion Golf, a custom fitting company based in Jupiter, Fla. It’s very important to keep that angle fairly consistent throughout your set of irons. “Every iron should have the same apex [highest point of trajectory], and therefore the same landing angle,” said Walker. “If you hit your 5-iron through pitching wedge at roughly 45 degrees, but your 3- and 4-irons come down at 35 degrees, then you need to replace your longer irons with hybrids to give you roughly the same landing angle.”
The landing angle for your driver should be less than 40 degrees, said Walker. A lower spin rate will help bring the landing angle down, maximizing roll and distance off the tee.