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Iron Play

Learn how to hit your irons like a pro at golftipsmag.com. Whether it's developing the perfect impact position or rotating efficiently, you'll learn how to hit a golf iron shot the right way. Get iron shot tips now.



Ironworks

Quick tips for better iron play

IronworksBetter iron play is at the heart of game improvement. It’s the center link of the golfing chain, and without a strong link in the middle, playing your best becomes an arduous, if not very frustrating, task.

From 150 Yards Out

Knock it stiff on your approach shots—no matter what the lie

From 150 Yards OutHere’s the good news: You’ve just hit your drive to within 150 yards of the green.

Rough And Tough Shots

Escape Tough Lies With Ease

Rough And Tough ShotsWhen your ball finds the deep rough like the position I’m in here, the smart play almost always is to take a higher-lofted club and either lay up or pitch the ball back into the fairway.

Hit More Greens

Make Consistent Contact With Your Irons

Hit More GreensThe connection between the hands and clubhead is critically important.

8 Tricks To Become A Better Player

Quick and easy tips to play better golf right now

8 Tricks To Become A Better PlayerOne of the most common mistakes amateurs make is improper alignment. Some think they should align their feet at the target, others try to get their shoulders parallel to it.

Iron Out The Kinks

Better iron play is a matter of making a few quick fixes

Iron Out The KinksThe hard part is over, right? You’ve boomed a 300-yard drive right down the middle, leaving no more than a short iron into the green.

How To Win The Masters

There Is More Than One Way To Come Out On Top

How To Win The MastersOne of the things I enjoy most in golf is the opportunity to travel to Augusta, Ga., for The Masters each spring.

Why You Can’t...

(and how you can)

Why You Can’t...One of the great things about the game of golf is that, on occasion, all of us, even the highest handicapper, will hit a shot like a pro. It might be a well-struck drive, hitting a par-5 in two or holing out a bunker shot.

Swing Myths and Simple Fixes

Swing Myths and Simple FixesI’ve seen so many different approaches to golf instruction that some things have come full circle. For every instructor who says keep your head down, another says let it turn.

Slice No More

Say adiós to the banana ball once and for all!

Slice No MoreTo draw the ball, the first thing you need to have is the right image. Begin by setting your sights on a spot to the right of your target. This is your starting line.

10 Best Tips

(You've Never Heard)

10 Best TipsIf you’ve ever received a lesson, or better yet, a series of lessons, it’s likely you’ve been told to do the same thing more than once.

Master Your Iron Play

Hit Better Iron Shots With These Simple Keys

Master Your Iron PlayBetter iron play requires solid and consistent fundamentals. If you watch the best players in the world, and factor in the heavy pressure and stress they face during any given round, you’ll notice that the players with the soundest fundamentals are the players who rise to the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Seeing Double

How to hit a hybrid like an iron

Seeing DoubleWith a quick glance, you can hardly tell the difference between the photos, right? True, both shots look close to identical, but in actuality, they’re anything but. The photo on the left is at impact with a 6-iron, and the photo on the far left is the same impact position, only this time with my hybrid.

Paths To Perfection

Understanding how different irons affect your golf swing.

Paths To PerfectionIn a perfect world, every shot in golf would be the same distance, and we’d only have to use one club the whole round. Instead, we have 14 clubs to choose from, mostly made up of irons of different lengths and lofts. Some instructors say that you should make the same swing with every iron, play the ball in the same spot and, lastly, expect the same results with each club. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not necessarily the case.

Heads Up!

Heads Up!If you’ve been told the key to better ballstriking is to keep your head down, odds are you’re a golfer who puts a slice on the ball. Also, you’re a victim of bad advice, since keeping your head down can cause a variety of swing (and back) problems. Keeping your head down on your backswing actually will cause your head to get in the way and restrict your body turn. This means your arms and upper body will lift upward instead of around, and you’ll swing with an upright, outside-in swing path.

Sweetspot: Luke Donald

Get your irons in check by observing one of the best ballstrikers in golf

Sweetspot: Luke DonaldSince his early days playing  for England on two Walker Cup teams and making noise as an NCAA star at Northwestern, Luke Donald has had PGA Tour success in his sights. Having already cracked the top-60 in career earnings with more than $12 million to his credit, you’d have to say he’s right on track.

Pro Contact

Learn how to hit your irons like a pro

Pro Contact

There’s nothing in golf quite like making pure contact. If you’ve never felt an absolutely pure golf shot, then you must keep reading, because I’ve got a method that will allow you to achieve this magical feeling! If you have experienced this sensation, then chances are it’s the main reason that you’re hooked on this great game. And if you love golf, I’m sure you’d like to learn to make that pure contact more consistently.

Rotate Efficiently

Rotate EfficientlyIf you want to increase your ballstriking ability, you need to understand how to rotate your hips properly in the golf swing. Most amateur golfers rotate their hips too far during the backswing, which makes it difficult for them to get their hips to open up to the target at impact, a key component of a successful swing.

Stay In Your K

Stay In Your KEven good golfers with sound, grooved swings come untracked now and then, especially if they lose the flex in the back leg trying for distance. If you stiffen your back leg during the backswing, your body will likely tilt out of balance, making it tough to re-flex the knee just the right amount in time for impact. If you can play some great golf, but consistency is your problem, it might be that you need a dose of Special K. Here’s how it works.

Hinge For Power

Hinge For PowerAmateurs have problems hitting crisp iron shots due to two fatal flaws. First, the takeaway tends to be too low to the ground, which delays the proper hinging of the wrists until too late in the backswing. Second, in a misguided effort to create power, the arms tend to swing too far in the backswing. This causes a breakdown in posture and usually leads to a reverse pivot. These flaws cause mis-hits and a lack of distance and control.

Five Fundamentals Of Iron Play

Improve your scoring by refreshing yourself with the must-know components of the iron swing

Five Fundamentals Of Iron PlayWe admit, blasting a huge drive is a ton of fun. Nothing beats splitting the fairway with every ounce of swing speed you have, watching the ball soar for what seems like miles in the air and basking in the success of the result. But what’s a 300-yard drive if you can’t hit the green on your second shot? Worthless!

 
 
 
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