Strike Your Irons Pure – 3 Great Golf Tips

Hey everybody Danny Maude here head professional at the Canterbury Golf Club in Kent and in this week’s training I’m dealing with a question
from a recent client of mine who was really struggling to strike his iron
shots pure basically he was fatting the shots hitting the ground behind the ball
now if you’ve had this is a problem then this week’s trainings gonna be really
really helpful for you so let’s get started what is a fat shot a fat shot
is a shot where the club head strikes the ground behind the golf ball simple
as that we want to strike the ball ideally then the turf but instead we get
it the other way around we actually strike the turf then the ball really
really common and it’s so frustrating because if you’ve probably found it
loads of distance lost it’s an absolute nightmare so what we want to do is let’s
figure out what’s actually happening at that moment so this is the most common
thing that I tend to see in it certainly was happening with my client recent
client of mine through impact what tends to happen is the torso itself starts to
lean backwards so we start to lose our shape now from this position here but
with us leaning backwards also our center of gravity’s moving backwards and
we start to strike the ground behind another way of looking at this if you
look at my sternum here we want to keep the sternum reasonably over the golf
blahs we swing back and then back through so that the club bottoms out at
the golf ball but the problem is with a lot of golfers is their sternum itself
here when they’re swinging starts to move around a lot and as if a sternum
moves back here the club bottoms out so what I want to imagine is the goal swing
is similar to a pendulum well when we Club swings back and through there’s an
arc going on here and you can see here there’s a lower point of the golf club
okay the club bottoms out somewhere around here now that bottoming out in
the golf swing is defined by where our center of gravity is and in this case
where are really our sternum is if we shift our sternum over here then the
center of gravity or the lower point of the golf club is going to be back here
if we shift us turn them over here then the low point of the golf
is going to be further ahead so we’ve got to pay attention to that because if
if this is moving around a lot it’s gonna make it very difficult to strike
those ions pure so with that in mind how do we do it how do we go about improving
those factors well the first thing that we talked about that’s the understanding
understanding that if you’re fatting it the low point of your golfing is likely
to be shifting and that’s usually caused by the sternum moving around too much
particularly when it comes to impact is hanging backwards now this moves on to
the step step two is is well what do we do to go and cure that most of the time
I see with this there’s a number of things that cause fast but this seems to
be the most common a lot of people don’t use our legs very well they tend to
slide their legs from side to side and then watch what happens to the body our
bodies are like counterbalances if you slide your legs this way our body moves
this way again look what that’s done to the sternum it tends to get the weight
back and the bottom of the arc of the low point the golf club back as well so
what we need to do is we need to start to work on obviously focus on stainless
tiller here but then helping that it’s very hard to stay still if you start
moving your legs side to side so instead what we want to try and do we want to
start to activate the core and the hips so the hips are allowed to rotate
backwards and forwards now if you’re a senior golf and you’ve got some
flexibility issues and moving the lower back I’m absolutely fine in just
allowing maybe the left heel to come up a little bit on the way back just to
allow a little bit of pivot and again on the way through allowing a little bit of
pivot on the way through what this does now it creates more of a rotational
movement which makes it so much easier to stay much more centered side to side
makes it everything a bit unstable and thus other stoner but look at this when
you stay more set to it to stay more centered if you kind of rotate backwards
and forwards it’s so much easier so let’s give that a try so here I am I’m
focused on keeping nice and centered over the golf ball and I’m gonna focus
now on the second bit which is rotating my lower part my heel a my hips go
around the body come back into impact and then through again
and there we get a ball turf contact and really it is as simple as that
understanding to summarize they understanding that the fight itself is
caused because the sternum itself is going backwards usually cause therefore
by a side-to-side motion so what I want you to do to try to write that is focus
on staying more centered and to improve that start to allow them the the core
and the hips to rotate back a bit on the way back and rotate through so that
you’re rotating much more around the center backwards and forwards simple as
that all right try that out if that works please comment in the comments box
below I really appreciate it and if you’re enjoying these trainings I’d
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  • Excellent video. Common problem is that many teach starting downswing by shifting hips laterally- which will cause the problem you describe – the upper body will in turn lean back. The teaching is that if you rotate without the forward shift you are spinning out. Can you help reconcile the differing opinions?

  • Excellent, thanks!!

  • Many thanks- please consider doing a video contrasting the lateral shift with the squat and turn

  • Benjamin Sarmiento

    I was wondering if you can give me an idea on a problem. My scores can range from 3 to 12 over par on average. I find my self just saving a bad swing constantly. I have problems getting comfortable at setup specially with my hands and shoulder. My question is when I take my back swing my hands are always trying to come apart and I'm constantly trying to keep them together. Any idea what causes your hand to come apart.?

  • it works for me, finally somethings easy to do yjay work

  • Hi, there's something wrong with your website. I subscribed and signed up for two of your offers, and neither have been delivered.

  • Excellent video video Danny keep it up

  • Hi Danny, been golfing for just over a year and used this advice along with the tips you shared on chipping this evening and the outcome was great. Made my round really enjoyable and a real boost to confidence levels. Just need to practice to build in consistency. Keep up the good work. 👍🏻

  • Great tip, great exercise

  • Precious Snowflake

    Overly complicated

  • Sounds interesting but slightly contradictory to what I have been taught. I am just starting out and have been taught to tilt my torso into a reverse 'k' position…. I'm confused….

  • Danny thanks so much !! I totally understand now what I've been doing wrong !! Gonna work on what you said – THANK YOU SO MUCH 👍👍

  • danny im confused how do you rotate your body on one plane and swing your arms which are on a more vertical plane. how do you combine the two together.

  • .great tip

  • Thank you for that explanation of what causes fat shots. As you were taking some practice swings I noticed your right arm was very close to your body on the back swing, Do you have videos that discuss the position of the right arm in the golf swing?

  • Hi Danny Great lesson have you done one on Hybrids or rescue clubs please

  • I use a "swingsetter" I won't name the manufacturer but I'm sure you can guess. This trainer seems to encourage a lot of wrist movement. Do you agree with its training principle

  • I was having the issue when i started rotating my hips more on the downswing. I could possibly be doing what you suggested but could fat shots also be caused by early release?

  • Is this similar to Ben Hogan’s drill?

  • The difference between pros and amateurs is that behind every pro shot are thousands of practice shots, where the amateur only has a few dozen.

  • Cheers for the Video clip! Excuse me for butting in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you tried – Paneevelyn Swinging Clubsman (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for revealing an effortless golf swing technique without the headache. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my good mate called Gray finally got great success with it.

  • Harold Pohoresky

    Key point you touched on but I think needs elaboration as it is very important. Why is it easier to rotate and not slide if you lift the lead heel in the backswing? Point is that with weight on trail heel as you rotate on the backswing with lead heel off the ground, pivoting is so much easier and natural and unlikely to lead to a slide. Same with downswing.

  • Awesome! Now I understand the dynamics of how to hit it. Thanks!!

  • Gladys Suares López de De Martis

    Thanks a lot for the lesson. Success for you Danny, el negro Walter Jose De Martis Suares. From San Borja Lima Peru.

  • worked great

  • Great tip

  • Makes more sense why the takeaway is so important getting the shoulders and hips turning.

  • Hi Danny I don't sway now and rotate well but I do load a lot of weight on my side trail leg in fact too much and has been causing me big problems for months. Just sorted this out and kicking myself for not realising before. The point of writing is your recent hands movement no club really mimics the exact same feeling back down and through I'm now using this simple movement as a point of reference all the time. Thank you.

  • This is so very well explained. Thank you.

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