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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