Last week my one of my students had trouble with his long irons (3, 4, and 5). His tendency is to swing too hard. I am sure we all can be guilty of that, so I had him start with his five iron by doing the following:
1. tee up the ball
2. grip down one inch
3. make three quarter swings
His tempo was smooth and his center hits on the club-face immediately improved. The result – more distance with a well balanced golf swing. I had him hit 10 balls with numbers 5, 4, and 3. You will be surprised to see how far your long irons go. Your mind will be free of trying too hard by allowing yourself to swing the club versus try to hit at the ball. In fact, why not take this drill to the course. I recently played 18 holes by gripping down 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch for all full shots. My results: better accuracy with no loss of distance. Why? My shots were struck consistently in the center of the club-face.
If you need help with your golf contact Tempe Golf Instructor, Rob Camacho. Tempe golf lessons are provided by Arizona Golf Instructor for golfers in Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, and Ahwatukee. The golf lessons cover the following: short game, long irons, driver, fairway woods, and on the course golf instruction for beginners and intermediate players.