Golf Lessons with Derek Hooper – So many players struggle to hit solid iron shots because they are unable to get the club into a good position at impact. Too often I see the shaft leaning away from target at impact rather than towards target. This error is often termed scooping.
In less skilled players, this issue is often routed in a misunderstanding of how to get the ball in the air. The player is often trying to “help” or lift the ball into the air rather than allowing the club to contact the turf and thus letting the loft on the club get the ball in the air.
With better players the scooping action is more a result of poor swing mechanics – the body rotation slowing too soon and thus allowing the club to pass the hands prematurely and thus causing the shaft to lean back at impact rather than forward.
In this video I share a process that will help you accomplish a forward shaft lean at impact. You will learn to gain more control over the way in which you contact the ball and thus hit more solid golf shots.
Now that you are hitting more solid iron shots you may want to consider hitting your drives longer To learn how to achieve that check out this video
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