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Use this simple drill to sharpen your iron play in no time (golf.com)

Use this simple drill to sharpen your iron play in no time

All golfers love high, towering iron shots. In an attempt to hit them, however, they end up hanging out on their back foot and scooping the ball in a desperate attempt to launch the ball into the air. The problem is it doesn’t work: At best you’ll get a high, weak shot with no penetration. At worst, you’ll get thins and chunks with no power or consistency.

To get the most out of your iron game, you need to create a descending blow on the ball, which creates needed backspin to send the ball skyward. A simple visual cue I like to use with students who struggle with hanging back is to place an alignment rod or club a few inches inside their trail foot, perpendicular to the target line. You don’t need to focus on the rod too much, but you should have a general awareness of where your body is in relation to it.

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