If nothing else you need to hit the ball before the turf. Here Sam Quirke teaches us a drill for practising this vital technique

Keep the wrists firm after impact

When coming through at impact you should hit the ball before the turf, creating a small divot an inch after the original ball position.

There should be little follow-through with your arms finishing short of parallel to the ground while making sure that all the wait has gone forwards and elbows feel closer together than at that start.

Sam also makes sure that his hands are forward of the clubhead at finish, as seen in the photography where his hands have pushed past the yellow line that the clubhead is lined up with.

If you finish in this position then it means you haven't cocked your wrists during impact, which is the number one cause for poor ball striking. So keep your wrists firm to avoid the duff shot.

Want anymore tips? Check out where PGA professional Sam Quirke provides swing analysis coaching at The Drift Golf Club or get on his personal website to take a closer look.

Otherwise look at our Iron Play Practice Drills index or Golf Practice Drills index for more help.

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