Ready to start compressing your irons consistently every single time on the golf course? Grab yourself a screwdriver (please be careful) and then work on these awesome tips from Danny Maude, Head PGA Professional at Canterbury Golf Club.
If you find yourself thinning, fatting, chunking or simply hitting the ground before the golf ball, this fun golf lesson will help you hit the golf ball first and start compressing your irons.
Having an iron swing like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy may take a some time to hone perfectly on the range, but it would be great to learn the feelings that could lead to better more compressed irons shots.
This great impact drill in the video below reveals how golfers can naturally move their bodies to create ball first contact.
If you find that you strike the ground behind the ball or tend to feel a weak contact with your golf shots the easy swing drill will really help...
1. Make sure you truly have a swing. What I mean by this is that you need to have a sense of your swing. We want a foot to hand motion, swinging the arms using the movement of the feet. Get the flow and let the club go (watch from 2 mins for this step in the video).
2. Now for a drill to help you add great compression with your irons. Grab yourself a screwdriver and stick it in the top part of your grip. All we are going to do is try to get the sensation of swinging naturally. Be careful with this drill, but let the club swing through freely at first. Once we've done that, start playing some shots. We want to see a natural movement and no flicky motion with the strike. This drill might feel a bit weird and stiff for you at the start, but it's very important you start to have a flowing motion (watch from 3:30 for this step in the video).
3. Now for the next exercise, which is even simpler. It's a bit of a fun game. Get yourself set and open your stance, with the ball position central. Try to keep the ball nice and straight on this motion. You will be aiming miles left, and all you are going to do is try to keep the club face square as you swing freely and more naturally. Then gradually move your stance back around to square and get the sensation. Play around with this. We need to develop these feels and types of strikes to improve our ball striking (watch from 5:30 for this step in the video).