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Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Drill for Crisper Irons (Video)

This GC video featuring instructor Brian Jacobs has a very simple drill to help improve your iron play. Yes, the video says it will improve your "iron power" but it's really about hitting your irons more solidly. That automatically gives you more "power" in your shots.

The drill uses a towel placed six inches behind the ball, a tee laid on the ground just in front of the ball, and two other tees placed on either side of the ball to form a "gate." The ball is placed slightly ahead of center in your stance. Your goal is to hit the front tee when you strike the ball, but without hitting the towel or either of the side tees.

In other words, you want to take a divot in front of the ball. That's nothing new.

But I like this drill, not only because it won't hurt you if you hit the towel, but also because it slows the club down enough to give you better feedback. There's no question whether you hit the towel or not! And the "gate" makes it easy to tell if you aren't hitting the ball in the center of the face -- again, better feedback.

If you're struggling with your iron play, you might find this drill very useful.

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