A long drive towards the green won’t matter if you can’t deliver in the fairway with consistent shots. So, how can you master your skills with irons and lower your golf score in the process? With IMG Academy's How-To Become a Better Golfer videos, our coaches focus on techniques to maintain good posture, rotation through the swing, and control of the club.
In this video, get a breakdown of three golf drills for hitting irons. Watch how the student-athlete performs each drill with instruction on how to hit your irons closer to the flag. Each drill is broken down to provide an overview of three specific golf exercises that help improve upper body positioning and increase center-face contact with the club:
In the Floatie Drill, a swim floatie is placed on the arm to help shorten the backswing and to keep the clubface square at impact. The Towel Drill uses a towel under the arms to help keep the body - especially the shoulders, chest, and arms - connected through the swing and pointing straight to the target. Lastly, the Gate Drill uses two tees spaced evenly apart to practice getting a clear club path and maximize center-face contact with the ball.
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