This Month’s Lesson
3 Tips For Ripping Your Irons
1.) Keep Your Footing:
Firmly plant you right foot. Don’t spin out of the shot. As you swing down into the ball, remember to keep your back foot grounded until after the ball is on its way.
2.) Shift Forward:
Now check out your left foot. It should be rolled toward the target, which means my body has shifted in the same direction. I know you might have been told to “stay behind the ball,” but you have to shift your weight forward in the downswing while keeping your head still. If you don’t, you’ll hit behind the ball or thin it on the upswing.
3.) Extend The Club:
Finally, look at your right arm past impact. It should be fully extended, meaning you’ve maintained your swing arc through impact. Imagine that if you let go of the club at this point in the swing, it would fly toward the target. A lot of amateurs lose this extension before they hit the ball, and that results in poor contact and no accuracy. Feel like you’re reaching toward the green with the club, and see how much farther and straighter your irons go.