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Try Hackett’s Quick Fix for Better Iron Shots

October 28, 2015

Mark hackett Mark Hackett, Director of Instruction at Old Palm Golf Club and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America, offered this advice in the magazine’s November 2015 issue. Hackett’s simple drill is a great way to amp up your swing speed, which can improve your iron shots dramatically.  

Tips for Better Iron Shots

Step One 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. Step Two This cross-footed stance will limit your ability to turn your hips as you swing to the top. That’s good. Less hip turn equals more coil and energy. It will also prevent you from swaying into the ball. Step Three Let your arms—the engine of your swing—bring the clubhead to the ball. You’ll know instantly if you’re spinning your hips too fast because you’ll fall over. Once you can consistently catch the ball cleanly, transfer the “fast arm” feeling to your regular swing.  


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