How To Hit Long Irons Better With A Simple Golf Drill With Alistair Davies, The Art of Simple Golf Contributor & Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Coaches
The golf swing does not vary that much through the bag, really what occurs is more of a change conceptually for most golfers and I wager, you are one of those who struggle with the long irons and longer clubs in the bag.
But the good news is, there are some simple golf tips that help you hit long irons straight and true and our friend Alistair is showing you how by sharing some common errors that can be easily avoided and what you can work
How to play long irons better and rip them.
Golfers trying to lift the ball up in the air is one of the biggest errors we see by players of all levels.
So one of the most effective and simple tips to hit better long irons is to play it and imagine it the same as a 7 or 6 iron.
There are though some subtle set up and tactics required for crisp long iron shots, but as an important general rule, play your 3,4 and 5 iron the same as a 7.
I wager you are confident with the 7 iron… Most people are. It’s the common iron that golfers use when practicing and it’s a comfortable full swing with a solid ball strike.
Try this simple golf drill for better long iron play.
Placing a tee beg a club width after the ball will encourage a swing path that lets the sweetspot become a prime objective.
Ball position in under your left chest. Hands inside the left thigh, ever so slightly ahead of the ball.
The objective is to strike the ball and the tee peg that is set down the line, after the ball.
If you do not strike the tee peg and make it disappear, it means you are not committing through the ball and extending after impact to release down towards the intended target.
- Commitment to the shot
- 7 Iron mentally and confidence
- Positive attitude that you wills see the shot sail long and high and straight
- Don’t steer the golf shot.
- Don’t try and lift the shot into the air.
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