Tiger Woods hits his irons straighter and far more accurately than most pros. By swinging the club precisely the same way, he’s able to repeat his golf swing once more and again and again. The much more he repeats his swing, the a lot more frequently he generates predictable results. For Tiger, predictable outcomes mean a lot more tournament wins and higher earnings. For the rest of us, it means better scores and lower golf handicaps.

Developing a repeatable swing is ultimately the objective of all golf instruction. The key to producing a repeatable swing with your irons is keeping the clubface square to the swing path. Failing to do so forces you to make compensatory moves to return the clubface square to the ball.

Five other keys to building a repeatable swing are

Staying connected:
One typical factor among excellent players, additionally to low golf handicaps, is “staying connected” throughout the swing. In other words, very good players feature a one-piece takeaway from the ball, which I frequently anxiety in my golf ideas and golf lessons. Staying connected means that everything-your club hands, arms, and shoulders-moves away from the ball in unison as you commence your backswing, ensuring that the clubhead travels on a wide arc away from the ball.

Set the club on the correct plane
A repeatable swing sets the club on the correct plane. To do so, hinge or cock your wrists as you move into the backswing. As your arms continue to swing upward and your body to turn, the wrists point the clubhead skyward whilst your left shoulder replaces the best shoulder at address. The angle of the shaft to the ball stays the same along with the clubhead remains square to the swing’s path.

Swing into the top slot
As the top of the backswing, your club moves into “the slot” position, where the club’s shaft is horizontal to the ground and parallel to the target line. Also, the clubface’s angle matches your arm angle. Referred to as square or neutral, this is the ideal position to aim for at the top of the backswing. In addition, your original spine angle and your head position remain the same as at address. Your shoulders are turned 90 degrees, whilst your hips are turned 45 degrees. Most of your weight is over the correct foot and you feel resistance in your correct knee and appropriate thigh.

Retain the force of the swing
Settle your weight smoothly back on your left side and begin to unwind the upper body, as you move into the downswing. Also, drop your proper elbow (for right handers) down to your side. This flattens the swing slightly. (This is Herb Pennick’s “Magic Move,” which I’ve previously covered in my golf tips.). As you shift your weight to the left side, your right heel comes off the ground slightly. Try retaining the 90 degree angle between your left wrist and also the club’s shaft as lengthy as achievable. Your hands lead the club into the ball at impact.

Open your shoulders at impact
It’s a typical belief that your shoulders ought to return to a square position at impact. I always address this point when giving golf lessons. In reality, your shoulders must occupy a slightly open position at impact, ensuring that the club has the room required to travel on the correct path via the ball. In short, your body has to “get out of the way” for consistent ball striking with your irons. Finish with a balanced follow-through.

Also, essential in building a repeatable swing is striking the ball cleanly and crisply. Work on this drill to enhance your ballstriking. It’s a staple of my golf instruction.

• Commence by assuming the ideal impact position at address with one of your irons. Begin by shifting your weight onto the left side (for right-handers) and lift the best heel off the ground a fraction. The hips and shoulders are slightly open with the head over the ball, creating the feeling of a great impact position. Now, move into the back swing, shifting your weight to the correct side. Return your weight to the left side, swinging the club down and by way of at impact. Move by way of the swing to a balanced position, together with your weight on your front foot.

Practice this drill again and once more and again until you feel yourself swinging the club the exact same way. Building that repeatable swing produces accuracy, consistency, along with a lower golf handicap. Yours might not look like Tiger’s however it can produce far more consistent and far better results.

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