To be able to hit a long iron from 200 yards out onto the green is a huge thrill.
It can give you a tremendous boost in a matchplay situation and can destroy your opposition. So it is a skill well worth using under pressure.
In reality it's really not a hard shot to pull off. All you need to do is retain the same rhythm you have with a short or mid iron in your hands and transfer it to the long irons.
Watch this special Ryder Cup matchplay tip on how to play your long irons and TG Top 12 Teaching Professional can transform your iron play.