Iron Play

  • 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, 09 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...

  • Birdie Or Better With Zach Johnson

    Written by Zach Johnson on Thursday, 02 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...

  • 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, 01 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...

  • 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...

  • Practice Missing the Tees to Compress the Ball

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    The key to striking your irons better is to learn how to squeeze the golf club into the ball. A simple way to get this feeling is to set a row of tee pegs in the ground four to fix inches behind the ball and then try to miss them before striking the ball. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how...

  • Maintain Good Width

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    In order to strike your irons better you need to maintain width in your golf backswing. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates a simple golf instruction exercise holding the golf club in one hand only to train you to maintain great width in your backswing.  ...

  • Line golf Impact Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    In order to strike your irons better focus hard on the back of the golf ball. An easy drill to do this is to simply draw a line on the back of the golf ball and another line down the middle of the golf club head. Now try to get the two lines to meet. This will encourage you to transfer maximum power...

  • Keep Your Left Foot golf drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    One of the common mistakes golfers make is to allow their left foot to spin out as they hit the shot. This leads to inconsistent golf ball striking and errant golf shots. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates a simple practice golf drill placing four golf balls around your left foot to train you to keep it in place.

  • Shoulder turn in golf

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    Quite often golfers get confused by what is a correct golf shoulder turn. They feel like they've made a full turn simply by swinging the arms. This isn't the case. You need to learn to turn your chest, not your shoulders, to make a full turn.

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