Golf is a poetic game that requires fluid movement to hit the perfect golf ball. To see the perfect ball flight, hear solid contact, or feel the effortless body movements is something that you will know it when you hear, see, or feel it. I understand this concept, however lately my irons (all of them) are not as ‘perfect’ as I want and as a result I am hitting the ball shorter and to the left on approach shots. It is a bit frustrating, however I understand my shortcomings and now it is time for fix this new challenge.
As I mention to Kevin in previous comments, I am hitting my ball short and left. Short because I am losing distance and left because I am trying to muscle my irons to regain that distance. Regardless, neither is acceptable and I need to do something about it.
One of my many challenges is that I cast or flip my club early. I do this especially when trying to hit the ball hard and to put that little bit extra into my swing. Well, we all know that this is a recipe for disaster. I found this video that describes what I think is happening:
Now, it is time to check out if I really am casting or flipping my golf club.
What I like about the video is the explanation of flipping the club to make solid contact. I see this in many players and it is a challenge to explain to them this swing error. Many do now want to change and are happy with their game and that is okay as well. Me, I want to get back to hitting solid irons (from my perspective) and hopefully improve my greens in regulation stat!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!