How to Control Golf Swing Impact with Short Irons

How to Control Golf Swing Impact with Short Irons

Here we are no number seven on Pebble Beach, it is really an interesting hole the way the architect has designed this. Your eyes are attracted to the brightest spot out there, which is going to be the bunker, and the last place we want to be is in that bunker. So how can we control the club ball contact?

How to Control Contact Between the Golf Ball and Club

Here is the best way that I have found to do that. You want to make sure that on shorter clubs that you are going to stay over the top of your golf ball. You are going to feel as a right handed player that you will probably have 60 percent of your weight on to your lead leg on the top of the backswing. Most players on a shot like this tend to get a lot of weight shift to the back leg, now it is really difficult to come back to the ball the same way each time. We are trying to create some consistent repeatable impact to send the ball the appropriate distance.

Let me show you what it would look like with a shot. I am going to take my set up, my weight is going to be on to my forward leg and I am going to keep that there through the top of my backswing. The ball is on the green. I have good consistent impact. I have a chance to go make a birdie.

About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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