Iron Play

  • Nail Your Long Irons!

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday 29 January 2010

    They’re one of the hardest clubs to hit in your bag, but nailing long irons straight at the pin brings about an unrivalled feeling of satisfaction on the golf course. In this golf video tip, Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens gives you all the swing tips you need to pull off this tricky shot from the fairway.

  • Increase Your Iron Play Power!

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday 29 January 2010

    Freedom in your golf swing is crucial if you’re gain those extra yards off the deck with your irons! A common error among amateurs is to try and keep the left arm straight in the backswing to provide width. But as Today’s Golfer Elite coach Nick Clemens explains in this golf video tip, locking the left arm reduces wrist hinge...

  • Strike Your Irons Better

    Written by Steven Orr on Tuesday 8 December 2009

    The key to powerful and penetrating iron shots is a contact where the ball is compressed with a downward blow, ball then turf. By understanding how your irons are designed, you will be well on the way to hitting your irons longer and straighter. Remember, irons are designed to sit in a forward position, with the shaft pointing toward the left...

  • One arm golf swing to prevent fat iron shots

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday 9 October 2009

    Priding yourself on prudent course management, you take the long iron for safety off the tee on that tight par four. But it all goes wrong when you hit the ball fat and your left wishing you’d just taken the driver in the first place. A fat or heavy contact occurs when you are too steep with your golf swing into...

  • How To Hold Firm Greens With Tiger Woods

    Written by Tiger Woods on Tuesday 25 August 2009

    To Course setup can dictate not only the kind of curvature you want on approach shots but also trajectory. When the greens are firm and the pins tucked, you need to hit it high to hold the green or get it in there close. hit the high ball, you have to produce more backspin, which is the result of more swing...

  • Perfect Impact Position

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday 10 August 2009

    We all like to smash the ball, and smash it hard! But understanding the position at which your club strikes the ball and the path it takes to get there is key to keeping it in the fairway. The impact position is something that we experience, but very rarely see for ourself. This is because it is a point moving through...

  • Hit the ball low with Anthony Wall

    Written by Anthony Wall on Friday 17 July 2009

    When faced with a howling gale it’s not advisable to throw the ball up in the air to the mercy of the elements. However, many golfers struggle to hit low, penetrating shots and instead just try to hit the ball harder. In this video Anthony Wall, European Tour pro, shows you how to achieve a lower trajectory with your iron shots and...

  • How To Hit A Draw With Soren Hansen

    Written by Soren Hansen on Thursday 9 July 2009

    This is the one shot which many high-handicap amateurs struggle the most with, and yet if you think about it just for a moment, it’s actually quite an easy shot to execute. In this instance, a tree is right in the path of my target, and so I need to draw the ball around it. Stance After aiming the clubface...

  • Birdie Or Better With Zach Johnson

    Written by Zach Johnson on Thursday 2 July 2009

    To hit crisper iron shots, I started addressing the ball with the shaft leaning forward. This is similar to the position I want to be in at impact, with my hands ahead of the ball. Before the start of 2008 my coach, Mike Bender, noticed that my hands were creeping away from the target at address, and I wasn’t hitting...

  • Avoid The Shank

    Written by Dan Frost on Sunday 24 May 2009

    The shank – it’s that dreaded word we all hate. The very prospect of hitting one of these horror shots fills us with fear. But why does it happen? A shank occurs when the ball is struck off the bottom corner of the club near the hosel that joins the clubhead to the shaft. It sounds horrible, feels horrible and squirts...

  • How to Aim

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Sunday 24 May 2009

    Aiming is a simple part of the game but one that few amateurs take the time to do properly. If you don’t aim correctly how do you ever expect to hit good shots straight at your target? The chances are you’ll have to make awkward swing compensations to find the green. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow takes you through a simple...

  • Improve Long Iron Ball Striking

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday 14 April 2009

    Too much tension in the arms plays havoc with your ball striking. A really simple tip to help you strike the ball consistently is to address the ball with your feet together and then swing back and through focusing on your wrist hinge. This will generate more speed, like a whipping action.

  • Distance Control Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday 23 March 2009

    Many players go to the driving range and just try to smash shots out of sight, even with an iron in hand. An alternative method to practice is to take a 7-iron and hit it to a target and then take a 6-iron and try to hit it the same distance. This will teach you how to gain control of your distances.

  • Strike Shots Cleanly

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday 11 March 2009

    If you hit shots fat or thin you may well be hanging on your back foot when you hit the ball and releasing the club too early. A simple drill to prevent this happening is to place a piece of cardboard behind the ball and practice hitting shots without catching the cardboard. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer demonstrates how to hit...

  • The One Foot Waggle Iron Play Tip

    Written by Bradley Dredge on Wednesday 25 February 2009

    You may have notice that before I play most shots that I’ll draw the club away from the ball by about a foot and then return it back to address. I carry out this little routine for two reasons. Firstly, I focus on taking the club away so that my shoulders, arms and clubhead are all that moves. My hips stay...

  • Free Your Swing

    Written by Nick Clemens on Sunday 1 February 2009

    It’s often the fault your playing partners will throw out there as the first point of blame when you hit a bad shot. “Your head came up,” they might say. But keeping your head still throughout the golf swing can lead to even more wayward shots! As Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens points out in this golf video tip,...

  • Three Quarter Short Iron Approach Shot Tip

    Written by Marc Warren on Tuesday 20 January 2009

    The three-quarter shot iron is an excellent shot for any player to have in the bag. It gives you an option when you’re between clubs, it penetrates into the wind, but above all it helps control distance. Club golfers often go about the shot wrongly, usually making a shorter backswing then throwing their hands at the ball. Instead, I’ll show...

  • Ball Striking

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday 12 December 2008

    If you want to sharpen up your ball striking skills here’s nice drill to try. Simply place a shaft either side of the golf ball aiming towards the target. Now strike shots away without catching the shafts. This will get you hitting shots with a straight swing path and out of the middle of the club.

  • Perfect golf Posture Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday 25 November 2008

    To improve your golf ball striking you need to start by improving your golf posture. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow shows you how to flex your knees correctly to engage your thigh muscles and get into an athletic golf posture address position. Watch this golf posture video tip on how to get into the perfect golf posture and make...

  • Improve Your Grip Tip

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday 25 November 2008

    The golf grip is one of the most important fundamentals in golf so you should take some time to learn how to hold the golf club correctly. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow takes you through the checkpoints you need to cover in order to form the golf grip correctly. This video instruction tip takes you through the basics of forming the...

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