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Quick Golf Tips - Juice Up Your Irons For More Distance


Do you need a 7-iron to hit the same spot others hit using an 8- and 9-iron? If so, you could be costing yourself strokes. Obviously, hitting shorter clubs into the green is obviously easier than hitting longer clubs into the green. So you want to maximize distance with every iron. You can do that by increasing swing speed. Increasing swing speed increases an iron's distance.

Here are three keys increasing swing speed:
-Achieve steep shoulders through the swing
-Keep your head centered over the impact area
-Slap the ball with your right hand prior to release

Many weekend golfers think the way to generate more swing speed is from the top. Not so. You increase swing speed--and add yards to your irons--by accelerating through the ball and into your follow-through.


To do this, go into your release with level hips (or as close to level as possible) and steep shoulders. In other words, your back shoulder should be lower than your front shoulder at impact. This proves that your back shoulder is working under your chin, allowing you to move your club at a right angle to your spine, the fastest route possible.

Also, keep your head centered over the impact area. This allows you to make your swing as wide as possible on the target side of the ball. If your head moves in front of the ball, you're limiting your swing radius and slowing swing speed.

In addition, "slap" at the ball through impact with your right hand (left for lefties). Continue the slap into your release so that your right arm gets very long with the club as far away from your head as possible.

Increasing swing speed adds distance to your irons. Maximizing distance with each iron makes the next shot easier. And helps you save strokes.


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