When a student calls for a lesson the first order of business is to find out what’s going on with their games. 9 times out of 10 the irons are great and the driver is bad or visa versa. Very rarely are they both in line. Or they wouldn’t be calling right? We need to improve our angle of attack with our irons to improve the flight and compression. Below I’m going to introduce 4 easy steps that will have you hitting the best iron shots of your life.
- Improve your Setup– When hitting anything that is on the ground I like to see the pressure favoring the lead foot. 55/45 or 60/40 depending on the player and the matchup.
- Improve your Transition– When the club reaches parallel in the downswing I like to see the pressure in the lead foot increased to prepare the pivot and club for delivery.
- Maintain your Shoulder Pitch– Players that come out of their shots where the shoulders level out and the spine tilts back tend to struggle with compressing the ball.
- Practice Missing a Alignment Rod– The goal with our irons is to strike the ball then the turf. By placing an alignment rod behind the ball this will put your new swing changes to the ultimate test.
Pressure Forward/Maintaining Shoulder Pitch
Hitting better iron shots will dramatically lower your scores and encourage you to want to play more golf. Just remember iron swings and drivers swings are not the same animal. Its important that you approach each one different beginning with the setup on into the delivery. Feel free to share this Blog with someone you know that could benefit. Look forward to hearing your comments and questions.