Educate Your Hands
Better Iron Play Is Within Your Grasp
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As far as placement of the impact bag, position it just in front of your desired ball position and make adjustments as you practice this drill with different irons. With just a few short sessions, you’ll quickly feel what it’s like to synchronize the hands for better accuracy, distance and control.
Drill #2 Push Board
With the hands synchronized, the body needs to do its part to let the hands perform. I like to use a push board to ingrain a good weight shift and proper hip rotation. To do this, grab a 2x4(or something long and heavy that can be slid in a straight line) and position it directly in front of your normal iron ball position. Now, simulate your impact position and then push the 2x4 toward the target without using your arms.
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John Stahlschmidt, PGA, is the Head Instructor at the TOUR Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more, visit www.touracademy.com.
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