How To Hit A Golf Ball With An Iron
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to hit a golf ball with an iron. Using irons to hit a golf ball employs a completely different technique from using a driver. But with practice and patience, you'll be an expert in no time.
- In order to successfully hit a golf ball with an iron, you must compress it between the ground and the face of the iron. Without doing this, the ball will not travel far and the shot will be flat. To compress the ball, make sure the iron hits the ball before the ground. Practice compressing golf balls by placing a dozen tees in a row on the ground, and creating divots in front of the tees—if you can do this on a consistent basis, you can rest assured that you will compress the ball during game play.
- It is essential that when using golf irons you sit on your shot. This means to keep your body down as you begin to downswing and drive through the ball by making a slight sitting movement. In addition to this, golfers who are using an iron must get the right extension. When using an iron, your swing should stop below your waist.
Finally, make sure to keep your head out of the way of the swing when using golf irons. This helps to limit the chances of slicing the ball, and can result in a straighter, more efficient shot. Practice this technique several times to achieve optimal results.