Iron Play

  • Create a pure strike more often

    20 October 2017

    Create the fizz of a truly pure strike more often by following these steps below Iron shots work best when struck with a descending attack angle. This creates the compression and spin needed for the optimal power and flight. Club designers help you deliver this ball-turf strike by engineering shaft lean and offset into each iron, but you can also work on...

  • Why your mid and short irons are the most important clubs in your bag

    28 September 2017

    We can ALL be more accurate: PGA Tour stats expert Mark Broadie reveals why your mid and short irons are the most important clubs in your bag Hammering a 300-yard drive might make you feel like a pro, and curling home a 20-footer might give you a massive rush of adrenaline. But when it comes to consistently lower scores, the area...

  • How to: Shape your iron shots

    Written by Golf World on 20 September 2017

    Shape your shots to hit it close to any pin: How to hit a fade and a draw In this tutorial, European Tour Professional Thorbjorn Olesen teaches you how to both fade and draw the ball using your irons. This tip comes from our sister magazine, Golf World. For subscriptions - click here Accurate iron play is vital to scoring well. Mid-irons are the...

  • Russell Knox: Find the sweetspot with your irons

    01 August 2017

    Let Russell Knox teach you the four keys to being consistent with your iron shots and have more chance to hit that sweet spot everytime Russell Knox is a two-time PGA Tour winner and currently sits inside the World's Top 50 on the OWGR - but what is his secret to hitting consistent iron shots.  From focusing on keeping his balance to...

  • How to stop thinning and duffing iron shots

    Written by Edward Colman on 24 October 2016

    Let your stand bag lead you to a more powerful and effective strike. Fault: Thinning and duffing irons. Fix: Use your golf bag to feel a more downward attack angle. It might sound logical that thin and fat contact with your irons comes from different swing flaws, but very often they are caused by the same thing – an upward attack angle. We often...

  • Clip the tee for better ball striking

    Written by Michael Bannon on 25 August 2015

    An easy drill   Fault: Inconsistent ball striking. Fix: Try this simple little tip. It's aimed mainly at beginners and higher handicappers – but it never does any harm for stronger players to remind themselves of the basics of the game. If you struggle to hit crisp iron shots, you have to learn how to strike the ball properly. By that I mean...

  • Sharpen your ball striking with Michael Bannon

    13 August 2015

    I always like to give my pupils feels and visual aids to help ingrain any work I’ve done with them. Flooding their head with technical jargon is not going to reap the best results.  To be honest, Rory and I will often do the same – sometimes we’ll come up with a little feeling we want him to work on to cure...

  • Compress the ball for sweet iron shots

    26 May 2015

    In this golf tuition video, TG Elite Professional Adrian Fryer teaches you a drill to ensure you compress your iron shots for sweet ball-turf contact every time.

  • Improve your ball striking

    01 April 2015

    Do you want to improve your ball-striking? Mis-hits cost distance and accuracy – but how do you know where your mis-hits come from? The latest issue of Today's Golfer comes with some free fact tape – just stick it on your irons, hit some shots and you'll get instant feedback on how you're hitting ball. Once you've hit enough shots, you'll discover...

  • Bernhard Langer's low and high iron shot tutorial

    11 February 2015

    In this video tutorial, Bernhard Langer tells you how to hit high and low irons shots. Simple stance and ball position alterations, without changing your golf swing, can help you achieve this.

  • Improving Your Iron's Shaft Angle

    28 October 2014

    Gareth Benson shows you how a quick drill with an alignment stick can stop you trying to lift the ball into the air. If you’ve ever wanted to compress the ball, clear high obstacles and put a bit more spin on the ball, watch the video to see how it’s done.

  • Utility irons: how to hit a low shot when the wind is up

    20 August 2014

    Utility irons are making a comeback, as their forgiving nature and boring trajectory make them popular with players who don't want the high ball flight of a hybrid. Many of the major manufacturers have launched utilities recently, including Callaway, whose APEX utility iron was unveiled this week (August 2014). But how do you use one? Who are they aimed at? In this video,...

  • Angle of your irons

    08 August 2014

    Steve Dresser shows you how the angle of your irons at impact can affect the swing. It’s a common mistake for players to have the shaft behind the ball at impact when in fact it should be in front of the golf ball. Take a look at the video to see how he helps create a downward blow with the golf...

  • Compress your iron shots

    08 August 2014

    Gareth Johnston shows you how to promote a downward blow on your iron shots to help compress the golf ball. Take a look at the video to see how a slight change to your grip can help you get that downward strike with the club’s handle ahead of the ball at impact.

  • Monty's Masterclass: Distance control

    25 July 2014

    Colin Montgomerie explains distance control with your iron shots in this video as part of Monty's Masterclass, featured in Today's Golfer magazine. One piece of advice from Monty is finding out the lofts of all your clubs - do you know what degree your 7 iron is? Plus, find out why you need light hands at address.  Watch Monty's Masterclass: Finding...

  • Score better in the wind Iron play

    20 May 2014

    Even a 20mph wind can play havoc with a ball that weighs only 1.62 ounces. Iron play is arguably the most-affected part of the game when it’s windy – distance control becomes harder, targets get smaller and hazards seem to be bigger! In this video, former European Tour player Oliver Whiteley, based at Bramall Park GC, Stockport, explains his keys for iron...

  • Hit more consistent iron shots

    Written by Ryan Fenwick on 10 October 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Ryan Fenwick shows you a quick and simple drill that will help you evaluate your ball striking and improve it to the next level.

  • Add control with a punch shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 13 May 2013

    In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer talks about hitting the punch shot as part of our 25th Anniversary Best Ever Tips feature. Firing in a low flighted iron shot is not only massively useful in the wind, but can also add a level of control to your game in any pressure situation by giving you the choice to...

  • One takeaway drill, three great benefits

    Written by Scott Cranfield on 27 September 2012

    If there’s one drill you should practice on the range this winter to get your game in shape, this offering from TG Pro Scott Cranfield has got to be it. It’s so simple to do and will help create a more neutral swing direction, a smoother takeaway and better timing throughout the swing. By rolling a ball away with the back of...

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