How to Stop Hitting Irons Too High | Golf Instruction | My Golf Tutor

How to Stop Hitting Irons Too High | Golf Instruction | My Golf Tutor

Are you hitting your iron shots too high and
feel you’re loosing distance? This is Sean McTernan and you’re watching
another episode of My Golf Tutor, the number one place on the internet for you to play
your best golf now. Welcome back, today’s question comes from
Doug and Doug wrote, “Hey Sean, I’m having a lot of issues with my iron play. I’m hitting shots way too heigh. Do you have any techniques or suggestions
to help me bring the height or trajectory of my shots down?” Thanks very much for your question, the first
thing I would like you to check is your ball position. If the ball is to far forward this could be
a contributing factor as to why it’s going too heigh. Get an alignment rod, you are going to place
it perpendicular to your alignment rod on the ground and opposite of the golf ball. If you are using a seven iron to a pitch wedge,
I would like to see the ball in the center of your stance. Have both feet equal distance from the rod
on the ground and as we go to six, five four and so on its going to start getting a little
closer to our left heal. The second thing I want you to check is your
weight distribution in your golf swing. More often than not I see people hanging back
trying to help the golf ball in the air. This unfortunately delivers the club head
in a very weak position. If you could imagine you have an axe and trying
to chop a tree down. You’re not going to chop it this way, you’re
going to get your weight into your left side and chop it down that way. One little thing I would like you to do is
get an impact bag. I have one here, its just a small one with
some sand in it. I think using an impact bag is going to be
beneficial to help give the correct sensation and feel. If you could imagine we have an impact bag,
we are not going to hit it this way. We are going to hit it that way. As you can see the natural instinct is for
my hands to beat the club head back to the bag. I’m not going to do this. I have a feeling this is a contributing factor
to why you could be hitting it high as well. Next time you go to the range, get that impact
bag shift your weight and try to make sure those hands are leading the club head. This will help take some loft off the face
and get a better flight and trajectory to get your distance back. If you or anyone else has questions about
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9 thoughts on “How to Stop Hitting Irons Too High | Golf Instruction | My Golf Tutor

  1. Lately I've been trying shallow my swing plane so I can sweep the ball and not chop down on it so much. I noticed this causes my ball flight to go much higher. Why is that?

  2. I hit my short irons sky high but I'm still hitting them really good and the distance is still where it should be. It gives it much more backspin, I almost got a hole in one today with my gap and it only worked because of the height and spin it got

  3. I’m not losing distance but I am hitting the ball too high. I went from cavity back beginner irons to AP2s with rifle shafts and I’m still hitting it too high.

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