Golf Tips For Irons
Are you looking for tips to play better golf with your irons? Being that your golf irons are your dominant clubs in your bag. I would assume the answer is yes.
Your irons are used more than any club that you have. It would be obvious that you would want to start hitting better shots with them.
But first we must identify each type of iron that you have. These category of irons are the long irons, middle irons and the short irons. Each one has a different job that they carry out.
Most golfers have trouble hitting their long irons the most. This could be because you are standing further away from the ball (like with your driver). Hence, your short irons are usually the easiest because you are much closer.
Mastering your iron play can be very difficult. It going to take some practice to get your ball the desired height and distance that you want with consistency.
To make this happen, you are going to need some good golf tips for irons.
Start With A 7-Iron
If you are a beginner golf and just starting out, you should start off practicing with your 7-iron. The reason I suggest these is because it is the club in the middle. It is of average length and it is much easier to control than your, "let’s say", your 4-iron. Its swing plane is just about in the middle and has the right amount of loft. It will get the ball in the air with some good distance.
You should be able to identify the problems in your swing easier. Such as, hooking or slicing.
Hit Down On It
You will need to learn how to hit down on the ball. This is commonly known as "trapping" the ball. It may seem crazy to want to hit down on the ball when the idea is to get it up.
When first looking at a lofted club you may be thinking that you need to get the club under the ball to get it in the air. However, your irons where designed to hit the ball on the downswing.
What happens when hitting down is the clubface will contact the ball just before getting to the bottom of your swing arc. Because of that, the golf ball gets "trapped" in between the face of the club and the surface. This is when the ball compresses. Instead of hitting the ball into the ground, the ball will "spin" off the clubface (backspin) and ascend straight into the air. How high the ball gets into the air will depend on the loft on the club.
Give this a shot to see how it turns out. You should notice a different.
Posture For Iron Shots
Many people assume that you should have to adjust your posture with different irons. However, your posture does not need to change. It is how far you stand from the ball with the varying lengths of the irons.
What remains the same constant with either my long, middle and short irons is my spine angle and leg flex. What will change with each one of your irons is the ball position. For short irons, you will play the ball in the middle of your stance. For middle irons, one ball width closer to your lead foot. For long irons, you should be about two balls widths closer to your lead foot.
Stay On Plane
Another key ingredient for improving your iron play is to stay on the correct swing plane. Your short irons will have a steeper plane than your long irons. Just remember that the longer the club, the flat your swing plane must be.
If you would like more detailed golf tips and instruction for your irons, I recommend that you check out the PurePoint Short Game DVD’s. These videos will provide the lessons and drills you need to improve your game and shave multiple strokes off your golf scores.
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