Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Iron Play Simplified
Perfect contact is easy
Labels: Instruction, Faults And Fixes, Iron Play, Quick Tips, Ballstriking, Irons, Swing, Techniques, Game Improvement, Blades, Full Swing, Drills, Pro Tips, Slicing, Shotmaking
LET"S MAKE THINGS EASIER, shall we? In today's age of golf instruction, there's more information than ever. Seems there are countless right ways, and countless wrong ways, to swing the golf club. In this case, I want to reduce the iron game to its simplest, most easy-to-understand level. The goal here is to get you making smooth, controlled swings that enhance your natural abilities. With these tips, you'll be on your way to making better swings and shooting lower scores, all without having to dig too much into the mechanical side of things.
LONG IRON PLAY:
Setup vs. Impact
Think of the setup as a starting point. The body should be flexed, the arms relaxed, the ball positioned just before the lowest point on your swing arc. Once you master a solid setup like mine, here's what you need to know about both:
At impact, there are three parts of the body that look much as they did at setup—your head, your shoulders and your left arm. Everything else changes due to the rotational movement through the swing. If you try to hit from a setup position, the hands will collapse through the shot because you stop rotating. Instead, if your body keeps rotating, you can better mimic a good impact position where the hips are open, the shoulders are square, the shaft is leaning toward the target and the hands are over your left leg. Remember, whatever you do, don't try to hit from a setup position. That never works!
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