How to Shoot in the 80’s: Flush Your Irons

Hey, Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. Welcome to the How to Shoot in the 80’s series in the 60 Second Series, where today we’re going to learn how to flush our irons.

A flushed iron, whether it’s a 9 iron or a 5 iron, is nothing short of majestic. Unfortunately, we tend to hit many unmajestic shots that come off the toe or the heel or three grooves lower than required and end up nowhere near our target.  This is one of the best tips for hitting irons.

Flush Your Irons

Here is a drill that will help us find the sweet spot more often and show you how to hit irons consistently, which will lead to hitting your irons straight.

  • Start with your 8 or 9 iron,
  • Now instead of taking your full swing, make a half swing,
  • Focus on completing the follow through to a full, balanced position,
  • All the weight has been transferred,
  • Face the target with both hips and shoulders,
  • Stand tall and balanced.

Now caution…this does not mean to slow your swing down. I still want to fire through the impact zone all the way to a completed finish.

Once you start wearing out the sweet spot on your club with that drill, extend your swing to 3/4 and continue.

This exercise will help you find the sweet spot more often, but it’s really about consistency. Your ball flight is going to be more consistent, direction and distance…and that’s how you hit more greens in regulation, flush your irons.

Until next time, keep it simple!


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5 Responses to How to Shoot in the 80’s: Flush Your Irons

  1. B A June 28, 2020 at 7:40 am #

    This is a good drill. I actually use this as a shot on the course (by also shortening the club) for more control on shorter shots.

  2. Ray Leon July 10, 2020 at 9:48 am #

    Great series. Helps a lot.

  3. Sue Kropornicki August 20, 2020 at 11:15 am #

    Love your “simple” approach. I am in my 80’s and trying my darndest to shoot the same. Thank you for all you tips, they are helping my achieve my goal.

  4. Dan Klusmann August 21, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

    Great drill which might help answer the following question. What is the major cause and way to avoid the occasional iron PULL? I’ve had way too many shots to the green end up long and left but have no idea what I did differently. Thanks!

    • Quite The Chap August 21, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

      First off, I would make sure that you’re transferring your weight to your front foot and completing your swing with a full finish. Speaking personally, when I hit it left it’s usually because I hang back on my back foot and my arms swing through creating a shut club face and a swing path that matches…not a good combination. Transfer your weight to a full finish.

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