How to Stop Hitting Irons Too High

How to Stop Hitting Irons Too High

Do you find that you’re hitting irons too high?

Do you feel you’re losing a lot of distance as a result?

Doug, one of our readers, wrote in and asked a question on this topic:

Hey Sean, I'm having a lot of issues with my iron play.  I'm hitting shots way too high.  Do you have any techniques or suggestions to help me bring the height or trajectory of my shots down?

Ball Position

The first thing I would like you to check is your ball position.

If the ball is positioned too far forward, this could be a contributing factor as to why it's gaining too much height.

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Hitting the Sidehill Lie Golf Shot with Ball Above Feet

Hitting the Sidehill Lie Golf Shot with Ball Above Feet

Do you find when you have a sidehill lie golf shot, and the ball is above your feet, that you have a tendency to pull the golf shot?

You’re not the only golfer; this is a very common result.

Even professional golfers have a tendency to pull the golf ball when the ball is above their feet.

Martin recently experienced the same situation and asked:

Hi Sean, when the ball is above my feet, I feel that I have a tendency to pull my shots.  Could you please explain what might be happening?

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

I'm going to use a face magnet and attach it to my club face to help illustrate my point.

What you are experiencing is a term we use in golf called Face Plane Tilt.

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How to Stop Casting the Golf Club

How to Stop Casting the Golf Club

Figuring out ways to stop casting the golf club is something with which a lot of amateur golfers struggle; it can cause many issues - including loss of distance and accuracy.

Jason, one of our readers, wrote to us and asked how to stop casting the golf club:

Hi Sean, I’ve been having a lot of issues with casting the golf club.  I feel it’s costing me a lot of distance.  Can you please explain what causes this, and some solutions to get rid of it?

Casting the Golf Club

‘Casting the golf club’ - or ‘early release’ as some people call it - is when we start the downswing with a premature release of the wrists.

Casting causes you to loose wrist angle on the downswing; in turn, the club head is delivered to the ball with a cupped left wrist. This adds loft to the club face at impact and causes you to hit high, weak shots that don’t go as far as they should.

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How to Hit a Fairway Wood Perfectly Every Time

How to Hit a Fairway Wood Perfectly Every Time

Have you ever wondered how to become more consistent when hitting your your fairway woods off the ground?

The three-wood off the ground is one of the more difficult shots for amateur golfers to master.

By making a few simple adjustments at setup, this club can be a whole lot easier to hit.

Claude, one of our readers, wrote in and had a similar problem:

Hi Sean, I’ve been having a lot of trouble hitting my three-wood, especially off the fairway.  Do you have any tips or suggestions that will help me become more consistent?

How to Hit a Fairway Wood - Ball Position

One key ingredient to becoming more consistent with this shot is the correct ball position.

I would like you to use two alignment rods to help ensure that you are placing the golf ball in the correct position in your stance.

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How to Fix a Duck Hook with the Driver

How to Fix a Duck Hook with the Driver

Have you ever been on the golf course or driving range and wondered how to fix a duck hook with the driver?

The duck hook is a shot that nobody wants to hit - especially if there is trouble down the left side of the fairway.

Neal was experiencing some of the same issues and wrote:

I’ve been struggling lately with my driving.  I’ve been hitting a duck hook with the driver, and I would love to be able to hit the ball straighter.  Do you have any suggestions to help me out?

Before we get started, there is one thing I would like to bring to your attention, which is the importance of where you are striking the ball on the club face.

I would like you to get a canister of Dr. Scholl’s foot spray, and lightly spray the face of your driver.

After you’ve done this, I’d like you to hit a few shots.

The chalk on the face will give you visual feedback, showing you where you’re striking the ball.

If the ball marks happen to be out on the toe, this is contributing to the excess curvature that you’re experiencing on your tee shots.

We must address and fix this issue before we start working on anything else.

If the ball marks are in the middle of the club face, and you are still struggling with a duck hook, then this next segment is going to be for you.

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