Winning Edge with Jonathan Moore

Tue 11 Mar 2014

Winning Edge with Jonathan Moore

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March 11: In this latest segment of Winning Edge, Jonathan Moore of the United States, the 2011 Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit winner explains how to hit a high iron shot and shares some key points and techniques to help golfers execute this shot better.
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To hit a high flying iron shot, you will need a balanced and relaxed setup. Good balance and relaxed muscles allow you to generate speed which is needed to hit high iron shots. I usually place two irons in a shape of a cross to help with my balance.
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The weight in your feet should be evenly distributed and your spine naturally tilted behind the ball. Your right hand should hang lower than your left hand when gripping the club. A good checkpoint is to have your ball position to be in line with your left ear.
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Another important thing to realize is you can only hit certain clubs so high. A 3 iron will not fly very high for most people. I recommend taking advantage of modern technology and replacing those long irons in your bag for hybrid clubs which are much easier to hit high and land soft on the green.
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The final thing to remember is that you need to let the loft of the club do the work. Most people try to force the ball into the air which leads to miss hits and a severe drop in accuracy. Hit down and through the shot and keep your head down until your hands are halfway through the follow through. Make a good divot pass the ball, enjoy the feeling of the solid contact and then look up to admire that high flying shot!
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Ends.