Do you ever hit a bad iron shot that leaves you feeling discouraged?
If you’re reading this article, chances are, you’re reading it because you’re having trouble with hitting your iron. And if you’re having trouble with your hitting your iron, chances are, you are hitting a lot of bad iron shots.
The problem is 99% of people trying to learn how to hit an iron are doing it all wrong. And then they get discouraged and give up completely.
In this article, I will teach you the secrets behind learning how to hit a golf iron.
So if you want to hit crisp iron shots, then read on…
Best way to hit your iron: Long vs Short
In this section, I will discuss how to hit the long irons and the short irons.
The long irons are the 2-3-4 irons. These golf irons have a lower loft and give you more distance.
The short irons are the 8-9 irons. These golf irons have a higher loft that gives a higher ball flight.
When you are using longer irons, the golf ball position should be slightly forward to the center. It will help you to minimize the steepness in the ball flight.
When hitting the longer irons, you have to keep the head down and swing through the ball. If you are hitting the golf ball too early, you will lose distance.
When using a short iron, make sure that the ball position should be centered in your stance and your foot are parallel to the target line. It will help you to get a nice straight trajectory.
When hitting the short irons, make sure that you do not push the ball when you are hitting the shot. Instead, try to swing through the golf ball and see where the ball goes after it leaves your golf club head.
How to grip an iron?
It will help if you focus on your grip to get the most while using your iron. A better grip on your iron will help you achieve a higher accuracy and control level. If you do not have a good grip on your iron, you will have difficulty hitting the golf balls straight.
Holding the iron with a secure but not too tight grip will give you a much better feel and a more consistent golf swing. In addition, it will help you keep your wrists in the proper position and help you maintain a good posture.
What is the Correct Posture to hit an iron?
Keeping your posture correct will help you to get a better golf swing.
Always keep your back straight and slightly bent to hit the golf balls comfortably. Keep your arms in a natural position to reduce the stress in your swing.
I would suggest keeping the feet shoulder-width apart to get better results. for longer irons, keep the ball slightly forward to the center. for short irons, keep the ball in the center to reduce the poor contact.
Full Extension in the Back Swing
Taking you to the full extension in the backswing will give you better momentum, and as a result, you will get a better swing.
This step is to ensure that you have a smooth and powerful golf swing speed. When you’re on the backswing, you need to ensure that your swing is long and powerful.
Your weight should be on the back foot, and you should be able to feel your feet hitting the ground. And You should be able to feel your weight transferring from your back foot to the lead foot.
Not extending your backswing is the most common problem in golf. I have had many people tell me that they can’t extend their backswing.
If you are having trouble extending your backswing, it is most likely because your shoulder blades are not dropping down or your hands are not open.
Stay Level When You DownSwing
Make sure to stay level in your downswing. You will get a solid and controlled hit.
Staying in level can be accomplished by practicing this with a practice swing. It will give you a solid foundation for the rest of your game.
As you practice hitting irons by staying in level, you will notice that you will start to make a solid downswing.
You will notice that you will hit the golf ball with a controlled and solid hit.
Shape a shot
Shaping an iron is the ability to move the iron shot where you want to, such as a fade or a draw.
Therefore, you need to shape the iron shot to land where you want it to. If you are having trouble shaping your iron shots, it is important to practice.
You can practice shaping shots by taking the shots from the practice range. It is a good way to see if you shape the shots correctly. If you have trouble shaping the iron shots, you should consider working with a coach. A coach can help you with your form and can help you to improve your game.
Take a Divot
When you hit the iron shot, your iron should hit the golf ball first, then the ground. It will take out a small divot with the forward side of the ball. It is a clear indicator that you correctly hit the golf ball.
When you hit the divot in the front of the ball, It is a clear indication that you are compressing the ball and getting a solid hit.
If the divot is getting behind the ball, then these are clear fat shots.
You can improve this by practicing your iron shots from the practice range. It will help you to see if you are hitting the golf ball correctly on the golf course.
What are the Popular Myths About How to Hit an Iron?
What are the Popular Myths About How to Hit a Golf Iron?
In a world full of hype, it’s important to separate the real from the bullshit. In this section, we have discussed some myths going on in the golfing community.
Myth 1: You have to swing hard
Myth 2: The ball will go farther if you hit down on the ball
Myth 3: You need to keep your head down during the swing
Myth 4: You should Restrict the Hip
Myth 5: You should take a short backswing
In conclusion, I have learned these tips over the years and continue to learn them. So, I decided to share them with you to help you improve your golf game. You will be amazed at how much you will improve.