Intrigued as to how you can consistently start hitting the golf ball first and then the turf with your irons? You have arrived at the best possible place to figure it out as PGA pro Danny Maude has some simple drills and tips to help you perfect your ball striking.
Danny reveals one of his "game changing" golf drills that will not only help you to make solid contact with the ball using your irons, but also help you with your driving too...
DANNY'S KEY TIPS TO HIT THE GOLF BALL THEN THE TURF:
1) If you want to be powerful, you need your weight to be forward. You want to put pressure on the back of the golf ball. Then you need to use the loft of your iron to get the ball up and airborne. You need to move the loft towards the golf ball. You then need to make sure you have got some space through the impact area, so you have space to come through the shot and hold your angles and your weight forward. So the first thing I want you to do in order to combine all these things together is to get your weight stacked over your lead side. Now I want you to just toss a few balls with your hand and get the sensation of you planting the lead foot - the power generator - as you catapult your arm. Feel the weight on the lead foot and catapult the arm. Now walk into the golf ball, and get the sensation that you are pushing that weight into the lead foot. So think to yourself 'push the weight, catapult the shot'.
2) Okay for the next step, I now want you to keep your weight on the lead side and practice hitting a golf ball while maintaining your weight on the lead side. Just get the sensation of your hip being pushed backwards to create space, so you can come through the shot. Working on your rotation is key, and this drill is great for that. Push your bum back and take small little shots to get that compression in the golf ball. Use your lead leg as your anchor. If you don't push back you won't create the room.
3) Now we can expand this drill into the driver. What I see with the best players, they stack their weight on their lead side. You want to hit up on the driver but you don't hit up on the driver with your weight back. When your weight is stacked and you push back the hip, you can catapult the driver through. We don't want the turning of the hips, we want the pushing back of the hips to create the room.