Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 4-step process to hitting better iron shots
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STEP 4: UNDERSTAND IMPACT
First of all, if anyone tells you your impact position should resemble your setup, don't listen to that person. The left picture is that of a good position at impact—you can see it's completely different than the position at address.
Here, the proper impact position with your irons is one where the head is above or even slightly ahead of the ball, the shaft is leaning toward the target (with the iron, you need to hit down in order for the ball to go up) and the upper torso/hips rotated open. My shoulders are square to slightly open, and my weight has already shifted about 60%-70% to my left leg. This is the type of impact position that will lead to solid ballstriking where your divot is out in front of the golf ball. From here, finish the swing to a well-balanced followthrough where just about all of your weight is on your left leg. Do this and you'll start hitting better shots.
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