Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction at Old Palm Golf Club and one of Golf Magazineâs Top 100 Teachers in America, offered this advice in the magazineâs November 2015 issue. Hackettâs simple drill is a great way to amp up your swing speed, which can improve your iron shots dramatically.
Tips for Better Iron Shots
At address, cross your right foot over your left foot and position the golf ball between both feet. Once you feel balanced, start your backswing.
This cross-footed stance will limit your ability to turn your hips as you swing to the top. Thatâs good. Less hip turn equals more coil and energy. It will also prevent you from swaying into the ball.
Let your armsâthe engine of your swingâbring the clubhead to the ball. Youâll know instantly if youâre spinning your hips too fast because youâll fall over. Once you can consistently catch the ball cleanly, transfer the âfast armâ feeling to your regular swing.