You’ll need to hit some solid iron shots if you want to make more birdies. Sure, you might be able to knock in a few long putts here and there, but that isn’t a surefire way to make birdies all the time. You must continually present yourself in a makeable position to do that.
Your only chance of success in this attempt is if you develop into an accurate ball striker with your scoring clubs. With your short irons, you may produce precise contact to increase your chances of making birdies and decrease your scores.
Making certain that you are correctly shifting directions in your swing is a fantastic place to start on this quest. To have any chance of hitting a good shot, you must transition properly after you reach the peak of the swing. When executed properly, the shift may both increase the strength of your swing and help you smash the ball more firmly.
We turn to Jonathan Yarwood’s advice to assist us in making this change. He recently shared a video that demonstrates a simple practice that will improve your iron striking quickly.
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“Most amateurs go to the top, they kind of hang around, have a cup of tea, and then everything starts down together,” he says. “Really good players, their lower body starts down as the player is going back.”
Yarwood is essentially saying that a proper change in transition takes place before the backswing is even finished. Yarwood advises starting your swing back and then stepping out with your lead foot to begin the downswing in order to achieve the ideal swing sensation for this maneuver.
“You do that, you’re going to change direction sooner, you’re going to change direction quicker and you’re going to really tighten up the chain inside your body,” he says. “You’re going to hit it much crisper and much further.”
When you do the exercise the next time you’re at the range, your ball will fly farther than ever before and you’ll experience more firm contact. You also might make some more birdies too, however the rest is up to your putting game.
Original article posted on Golf.com
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