How to Hit Crisp, Straight Irons

Angus Murray
NO Tilted eyes force you to push off the ground, disrupting your swing flow.
YES Level eyes allow you to smoothly roll your weight to where it should be.

This story is for you if...

• You alternately hit your irons fat and thin
• It seems like everyone else is one club longer than you
• You've never considered what your eyes should do when you swing

THE PROBLEM
You hit your irons short and all over the map.

WHY IT'S HAPPENING
You probably tilt your head to the right in your downswing. When you do that, your right eye drops below your left, and since you're wired to follow your eyes, your right shoulder dips, too. This makes a smooth transfer of weight to your left side impossible, and you end up trying to force the transfer with a sudden push off your right foot, which throws off the timing and sequencing of your swing.

THE FIX
At address, set both eyes parallel to the target line and level to the ground and keep them there throughout your swing. When you do this, you'll be able to smoothly move your weight onto your left side.

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