Toughest Golf Shots: how to draw an iron

You need to swing it right-to-left around a tree, how do you play it? PGA coach Sam Quirke shows us the basic draw

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Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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The how to draw an iron shot is our fourth iron play article in the Golf's Toughest Iron Shots series and is part of the how to play links golf series.

There's always a time in around when you need to hit a slight draw into a left-to-right sloping green or to get around a tree, but how do you play it?

PGA coach Sam Quirke lets us in on his top tips for hitting the draw shot.

At set up your left foot should be out 20 degrees and your right 15 degrees with a square stance and the ball location in the middle of your stance.

Your hips should be set one inch more forward than neutral to apply 55% of weight on to the front foot and the club 5-10 yards open.

Click the next slide to see how Sam hits a draw shot through impact...