Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Who needs 14 clubs? Your 6-iron can do just about anything.
Labels: Instruction, Iron Play, Strategy/Troubleshooting, Ballstriking, Short Game, Equipment, Irons, Swing, Full Swing, Drills, Exercises, Shots, Slicing, Shotmaking
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When you're near the edge of the green, you have a good lie, and there's plenty of room for the ball to roll, the 6-iron is the club you want to chip with. It'll keep the ball low so that it's in the air for 20% of the time and rolling 80% of the rest. As you already likely know, it's much, much easier to control a ball that's on the ground than one that's in the air.
Once you have all those setup keys, all you have to do is swing the club back and forth by rocking your shoulders and keeping your wrists firm. Don't hinge your wrists! Don't lift up or feel the need to help the ball into the air by flipping your wrists. Simply rock back and forth while keeping your left wrist firm and let the club do the work.
Jeff Johnson, PGA, teaches at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif. For more information, visit ojairesort.com.
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