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Martin Chuck demonstrates a drill that will help you control trajectory with your irons. With better clubface control at impact, you will start hitting perfectly flighted iron shots and your distance control will improve drastically.
Martin, Why not just use an 8 iron instead of de-lofting a 56 degree?
Hello Gerry, absolutely nothing wrong with hitting the shot with an 8 iron. The intent of the drill is to learn how to deloft the golf club with pivot.
Very interesting Martin, I had often wondered how the pros keep the ball so low despite so much loft. I would like to ask you when this technique should be applied, in contrast to „simply“ delofting the club in setup?
Gordon, the club is delofted dynamically. The sequence of events creating this is called “lag” and it’s an important technique to have command over.
Hi Martin i know this question has nothing to do with this video but i have trouble staying on my feet when i'm hitting the ball is there a drill for this.Thanks John A.
Hello John, if you are jumping around, that’s a response to something. The jumping actually helps you. You need to reverse engineer the situation and see why the excessive movement is required. Typically, it’s a wide-open face somewhere in your swing. Or, a very tight body.
Do we need to close the club face at all? This is a shot that I'm usually afraid to hit around the green because I'm afraid I'm going to chunk it. Thanks.
Hi Thomas, the loft gets stronger because of lag. No need to close the face. It gets stronger because the dog wags the tail a little because the body pivot occurs prior to the strike.
I used this approach around the green quite a bit. I also incorporate some of Jordan Spieth's approach to chipping. Great drill!!
James, I’m glad this works for you.