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A question I field quite often is how and when should an amateur take dead aim at pins during the play of a normal round of golf.
Playing a chip shot from a greenside uphill lie can be very challenging. First, it may be difficult to establish your stance on the slope. Then, knowing what club to use and gauging how far the ball will fly and roll can be confusing.
It's one of the toughest shots for most amateurs to hit -- the dreaded long iron. One of the biggest problems people have with the long irons is a misconception on what makes a good long iron shot. Here are a few keys to remember to help you hit consistent long iron shots.
One of the biggest changes in golf equipment in recent years has been the switch from long irons (#s 2-4) to the hybrid clubs. Technological changes in both clubs and balls made this come about, and almost by necessity.
It was fortunate for Hunter Mahan that he made a bunch of key putts down the stretch at Firestone, because several times it looked to like he either didn't have a pre-set strategy to play the final holes, or if he did, he didn't stick with it.
It wasn't long after the beginning of the 2010 John Deere Classic that you knew it was going to be a special tournament. After all, most of us thought that we were going to watch a Paul Goydos runaway victory after he posted only the fourth 59 ever shot on the PGA Tour.
Each year when I watch the British Open I am reminded of two extremely important concepts that every golfer should learn and master. First, when around the green, putt when you can. Second, hit down on your woods like you hit down on your irons.
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs talks to you about building confidence with your long irons or hybrids.
PGA Professional Rob Labritz, the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY, talks to you about proper positioning for hitting hybrid clubs.
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. teaches you how to control your distance with the three-quarter wedge shot
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs instructs you on how manage your distance off the tee by being aware of your grip pressure.
PGA Professional Sean Dougherty demonstrates proper stance and posture when hitting your golf shots.
PGA Professional Jeff Coston demonstrates his "swing station" and how that will help you swing properly
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you play uneven lies.
PGA Professional Jeff Coston demonstrates a drill to help you hit a draw and produce more clubhead speed.
PGA Professional Wayne Defrancesco shows you how controlling your lower body movement will help you produce better golf swings.
I'm aged 66 and an 18-handicap with a swing speed around 85 mph. I have a consistent ball pattern of straight-ish right-to-left. I'm looking for a little more control on short irons but not to sacrifice distance (The Holy Grail I guess!).
I switched to the stack and tilt swing. Works great for me. Can I use it with the driver? Can't seem to find a good ball position. My iron shots are great. Thank you.
I am hitting a lot of iron shots off center towards the toe of the club. I checked my lie and it is center. Any suggestions on drills to get the shots more toward the center of the club?
I need a tip for hitting the long irons, 3-5. I hit the lower irons fine and feel quite comfortable. I can hit the long irons, however the feel and ease is just not there.
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