August 03, 2020 at 12:44 PM
By Paul T
Paul Talpharetta, GA
I have been working to get more 'over the ball' with my irons, based on comments from a past lesson - I definitely swayed back behind the ball. Getting weight on front side earlier certainly helped.
I tried this during some range sessions with amazing results. Only tried it with my lower irons (8-9-p). Normal stance but I choke down on the club until my lower hand is at the end of the grip - almost on the shaft - very choked down. Then I make sure to hang my nose over the ball (I am more upright during a full normal swing). Then I take a normal swing. Amazingly, even though I am choking down an extreme amount - I get distances as far as and many times farther than if I took a full normal swing. Accuracy is excellent too.
This choke down swing feels more compact, better pop at impact and feels like it is more rotational from my shoulder socket down vs using more of my body to generate power in a full swing.
I try but cannot replicate these feeling with a full swing, not choking down. Full swing feels more lazy, excessive body wasted motion, less pop at impact
Thoughts? Any videos / instructions to help groove this concept with all clubs?
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