Practicing the Golf Swing Iron – A Top Coach’s Hints

So after I bought my irons for the first time I did some research on them. It turns out that there is not much difference between the irons on the market right now except that some companies have moved their manufacturing plants to Asia and Latin America. However, here in the USA things aren’t so simple because most brands still make their goods here.

Practicing the Golf Swing Iron – A Top Coach’s Hints


Here are some tips to help you find the best irons for golfers. The first thing that you should know is that you will get a lot of choices when it comes to irons. You will need to see how many feet you want your ball to travel when you swing. If you plan on using your irons more often then you will probably want a bigger head, or something that has more material. But if you play a few times a year then you should focus on getting a smaller head with less material. It’s just something that happens with golfers that tend to play more often.


Once you have determined what your personal preference is for the size of the head that you would like then it’s time to decide what type of irons will best help you with your golf swing. Two types of irons are usually available to you. There is a full body golf swing iron that has the shaft attached to the face of the club and has a larger head than a regular head golf swing iron. Usually these are used by professional golfers. The other kind of irons that is available to you is a half-body golf swing iron which has the shaft attached to the backside of the club and usually has a smaller head than a regular full body irons.


When you look at your backswing and downswing, you will notice that they look similar. The reason for this is that the backswing is what gets your club ready to swing the club forward. The downswing is what gets your club ready to swing backwards. You need to get your club swinging in the proper swing plane so that you will be able to hit your ball farther and straighter than if you didn’t.


Now here’s a simple drill to try to duplicate what we just talked about in our golf basics lesson. What you will need is a length of rubber or hosel and a length of string. Get into the sand or grass as close as you can to where you’ll stand and then take your club. Stand it in front of the tree you want to hit your ball from and then take your club back toward your original position. You should have your club about six inches from the ground at the point where you took the club back toward your original stance.


Now, when you stand in the sand or grass take your left arm and extend it behind your back and then swing it up and down while keeping your right arm straight. Keep your head down until you hear a “ding” sound from your backside of your body. It will be similar to when you stretch. This is your signature golfing motion. Try doing this a few times for maximum effect. I recommend doing this drill a few times a week to keep it sharp and your swing stays in tip top condition.


After doing these drills a few times, don’t forget to work on your downswing. Here’s a drill that will really help you with this. Have a length of hose or rubber around your neck. Put it behind your back and take your club as far back as you can and then return it to the same place you started your swing from. This drill will really drive home your ability to raise your club up in the air.


Lastly, you’ll want to practice your slow motion golf swing iron shots. I like to start my slow motion swing with a strong grip. As you loosen your grip, the clubface will open a little. Then make a straight motion with your left arm and swing the club face as hard as you can to the opposite side of your body.