Hit Irons Longer & Straighter
Hitting your irons further and straighter is a goal for many golfers, as it can help to improve your scoring and overall performance on the course. There are several key techniques and factors that can help you hit your irons with more power and accuracy.
One of the most important factors in hitting your irons further is having the right clubhead speed. The faster the clubhead is moving at impact, the more distance the ball will travel. To increase your clubhead speed, focus on making a smooth and controlled backswing, and on shifting your weight and turning your hips and shoulders through the impact zone.
Another key factor in hitting your irons further and straighter is having a good ball position. The position of the ball in your stance can affect the trajectory and spin of the shot, so it is important to position the ball correctly depending on the club you are using. For shorter irons, the ball should be positioned towards the middle of your stance. For longer irons, the ball should be positioned towards the back of your stance.
It is also important to have a good swing plane when hitting your irons. The swing plane is the path that the clubhead follows as it swings back and through the impact zone. A good swing plane is one that is consistent and in-line with the target, allowing you to hit the ball straight and on-target.
To improve your swing plane, focus on maintaining a consistent spine angle and turning your hips and shoulders through the impact zone. This will help to keep the clubhead on-plane and allow you to hit the ball straight and on-target.
By focusing on these key techniques and factors, you can improve your ability to hit your irons further and straighter. Practice regularly and make adjustments to your swing and ball position to increase your distance and accuracy with your irons. With time and dedication, you can become a more skilled and confident iron player.