Is There A Difference Between Driver And Iron Swings?

My first steps in my golfing journey created the positive conditions of learning that has been ongoing for 40+years. I will admit that in the past 25 years I have become a student of the game. My path was not always smooth, yet it was one of golf enlightenment. Before I get a head of myself, I realized about 15 years ago that my educational trek will never end and that has helped reduce my frustration will learning new golf skills. Recently, I decided to focus on my driver swing because one of my 2021 goals is to add ten yards off the tee and remain in play. This goal directed my efforts to analyze the difference between my driver and iron set up, swing, and follow through. Not surprisingly, my golf knowledge has grown and I am excited to continue down this current path.

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Making Solid Contact With My Irons

As per previous years, I go through a lull in my iron striking ability until I am able to correct the my errors. I have a pretty good understanding on where my challenges lie, so that will help speed up my correction curve. I am pretty confident that you most of you are saying that if I this happens every year, why not head it off at the pass. Well, the challenge is that I never know exactly when my contact woes will show up, so trying to fixing something prematurely has never worked for my game. The best I can do is be aware that my iron play challenges is coming and be prepared.

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Working On My Follow Through

As the beginning of my season starts to unfold, I need to work on every aspect of my game to ensure I can quickly get back to midseason form. This is my process every year because it is tried and proven to be successful. The trick is to pick the specific area that needs my immediate attention and quickly re-establish my fundamentals. I have already talked about putting a couple of posts ago, now it is time to focus on my follow through. Why my follow through you may ask, well that is a very good question.

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Buying Forgiving Clubs

As many new players enter the golfing arena, there is an important aspect of buying golf clubs that should not be overlooked. Construction of clubs experienced a paradigm shift when Ping’s founder, Karsten Solheim developed the concept of forgiveness by introducing perimeter-weighted irons. This is just one instance that launched a whole new area of marketing to address the needs of the ‘casual golfer’. I often wonder if buying forgiving clubs is the wisest avenue for new players to develop a solid and consistent golf game. Or should they focus a bit more time on developing their unique golf swing.

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Switching Golf Club Alliances

Are you the type of person who is a die-hard customer that only supports a specific club manufacturer? You know, if you find something that works, then stick with it regardless if your game is improving or not. Well, I am semi-loyal to a golf club brand, but have transitioned from Titleist to Muzino over the last year. I made the move to Muzino after my club fitting, but I am still loyal with some clubs because I have not found anything better.

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