To be a great golfer, hitting iron shots is critical. Next to the putter, we use our irons the most and understanding the four concepts of hitting great shots is important. I recently came across a short video by David Leadbetter that sums up the four areas that we as amateurs need to work on to improve our iron play.
I found this video very helpful because it provides an overview of 4 important aspects of hitting irons. The one I struggle with the most is his first point. Have a look:
When I play, I sometimes move my ball up in my stance and as a result, take a very poor divot. It is sometimes too shallow or I have started my turn so my ball is pulled left. I know this is an issue in my game and I work on ball position every time at the range. Interestingly, when my ball is in the right position before contact, it feels too far back in my stance. This is a mental issue and something I continue to struggle with all the time. The following video by AskGolfGuru explains about hitting the ball first and provides a quick drill on how to improve our ball striking:
I know when I am playing my best, I am hitting the ball first with my irons. My ball flight is high and I increase my distance. When I get back to playing, this is one area I will focus on to ensure the low point of my swing happens after the ball!
When hitting your irons, does your low point happen after or before your golf ball?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!