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Learn to compress your Irons



Welcome back to another weekly golf tip! Today, let's talk about how to properly compress your iron shots using angle of attack. Maximizing your iron play is crucial for consistently achieving greens in regulation. Follow these tips to find the proper iron shot angle of attack:


First, pay attention to ball position. As you move from your longer irons to shorter irons, play the ball increasingly forward in your stance. This encourages your optimal angle for each club. Long irons need a shallow, sweeping impact. Short irons require a steeper attack.

Make sure your posture facilitates proper angle of attack.


Maintain spine tilt with your chest behind the ball at address. Having too much hip bend encourages a scooping motion. Keep your trail arm tucked against your chest and lead arm straight to prevent raising up.


Monitor your divots to self-diagnose. Long irons divots should start in front of the ball. Short iron divots need to be just after impact. If your divots point way left or right of target, your swing path is likely too in-to-out or out-to-in.


Groove a descending blow into the ball at impact. The clubhead should reach its lowest point just as it makes contact with the ball. This compresses the ball effectively for maximum distance and control. Let your arms fully release through impact as well.


Finally, choose the right club for distance control. Don't try to hit a 6-iron 190 yards. Use a smooth, easy swing with the proper lofted club for each approach shot distance. Finding the right attack angles gets you dialed in.


Keep working on your iron striking and distance control. Proper angle of attack really maximizes your performance. Let me know if you have any other questions! I'll be back next week with more tips.


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Kat uses Trackman 4 Launch Monitor in her face to face coaching sessions. If you'd like to book an Assessment, please contact Kat directly (07939 252977) for a free consultation. Kat is also available for online coaching. Simply follow her HERE to get started.

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