Hit Clean Iron Shots

Friday August 19th, 2011
Bob Atkins

When you want to punch the ball under a branch, it shoots up like a rocket. When you want to boom a towering approach shot, the ball barely gets airborne. What's going on?\nIrons are tricky to master because what your instincts feel is the right thing to do is really dead wrong. To hit irons solidly, which is the key to distance control, you need to hit down and compress the ball between the ground and the face of the club. This produces backspin which, added to the club's loft, makes the ball rise. These tips should help take your iron game to new heights.

Learn from your divot






Incorrect: Getting flippy


Correct: Full Extension
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