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Best Golf Tips: How to hit GREAT iron shots using a simple drill

GolfMagic went to visit Lloyd Davies at Heyrose Golf Club in Knutsford to pick up a great drill on how to perfect your iron play.

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Thu, 27 May 2021

Best Golf Tips: How hit GREAT iron shots using a simple drill

Whether you find the fairway or the second cut with your tee shot, it is important to excel in your iron play so that you can find the putting surface in any circumstances. 

You need to feel comfortable with your irons as these are the most used clubs in your bag, and we have a great drill to make sure you make solid connections and keep your shots on line to your targets.

Lloyd often finds that players bring their arms too far away from their body when they take their backswing, which can result in a slice and this is what we want to avoid.

The drill to combat this requires the use of a thin stick that you put under your right armpit, or your left armpit if you are a lefthanded golfer. You must focus on keeping that stick under your armpit throughout your swing.

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If you can keep the stick held into your armpit for the duration of your full swing, this means that your arms have stayed closer to your body, giving you a much better swing path.

As you can see in the above pictures, Lloyd keeps the stick under his armpit on his backswing and it remains in a good position on his downswing.

This drill will help you to create the right structure and movement between your arms and torso. It is worth noting that to get the best out of his drill, try to extend your arms as wide as possible to keep the width in your swing.

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Lloyd has been coaching now for over 15 years in Sussex and Surrey and has recently returned from Dubai, having coached at Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills Golf Club for four years. He can be found on Instagram @lloydsgolfperformance. 

He has worked with European Tour players and enjoys coaching golfers of all abilities. The One-Handed Drill is an example of how your chipping technique can dramatically improve.

 

GOLFMAGIC INSTRUCTION SERIES 2021:

1) BEST GOLF TIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DRIVING USING THE WALL DRILL

2) BEST GOLF TIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHIPPING WITH THE ONE-HANDED DRILL

3) BEST GOLF TIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PUTTING WITH THE TEE PEG DRILL

4) BEST GOLF TIPS: HOW TO PERFECT COURSE MANAGEMENT WITH THE TRAFFIC LIGHT DRILL

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