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
Manage Your Finish
I like to think about where I want to be when I finish every shot. When it comes to short pitch shots from less than 50 yards, I like to finish with my body turned toward the target and my clubface facing the sky. This helps me better gauge distances, spin and trajectory. All I have to do is swing a little faster to change my distances. The key? Rotate, rotate, rotate. The body needs to turn all the way through the shot!
You can't see it, but this shot landed mere inches from the hole. The clubface is facing the target and so is my belt buckle.
Hitting shots with your hands and not your body will lead to all sorts of problems around the green.
If I had a nickel for every student I've seen in this position after a pitch, I'd be a very rich man. Because the body stops, the hands flip over, the clubface closes and the ball goes who knows where. Just because it's a short shot, that doesn't mean the body shouldn't rotate. Think of short shots as mini full swings, not long putts!
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