Learning how to draw a golf ball, and being able to stop a destructive slice is a dream for many golfers. For most, it can seem like an impossible challenge but it really doesn’t have to be. It is actually quite simple and logical, as long as you know what you’re trying to do and why.
What is the key to optimising your golfing performance under pressure? I wish I could tell you that there is a magic button. Instead there are 1,000 little variables, all of which can make a difference. Your aim as a golfer is to shift as many of these variables in the direction of a great outcome. A pre-shot routine is a key aspect in ensuring you squeeze the most out of your golfing potential every time you set onto the golf course.
A great pre-shot routine is a house where you can store many of these key switches that affect your shot execution. A great pre-shot routine is a safety blanket to hang onto when you’re ‘crapping it’ under pressure. Building a great pre-shot routine is a great investment. How much time have you invested into yours?
Miss-hitting iron shots is not fun. You’ve done all of the hard work of getting in range of the green, then you entirely fluff your iron shot. What makes it more frustrating is that two perfectly hit iron shots can be followed by a complete duff, or a thinned rocket that can cleanly remove someones knee caps.
If this sounds like you don’t worry, you are not alone. Learning how to hit your irons is a big goal for many golfers playing the game. I’ve given many lessons on this area, and in my 12 years of coaching here are my biggest tips to super-charge your progress.
Tour players seem to have a mystical ability to strike their shots like missiles. The sound from impact and the flight are the envy of many club players. So how do they do it? There is no such thing as voodoo magic, so here we will break down the mechanics of how to strike golf shots like a tour player, and look at some drills to help you master the mechanics.
If you’re looking for the basics of how to strike your irons well, you may wish to check out this post first. However, for the rest of you, let’s dive in.
Why have you clicked on this link? My guess is that you want to improve your golf. You’re putting in time and effort, but you’re not improving as much as you would like. If you are or aren’t having golf lessons, you should still become your own golf coach.
I’m not suggesting you don’t have golf lessons. I’m curious who is coaching you the 98% of the time that your golf coach isn’t present?