Drill Your Iron ShotsOctober 23, 2017

Compress Your Irons Like A Pro

It's all about the approach
David Leadbetter at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, FL
Photo by J.D. Cuban

If you're near a pro who's hitting an iron shot off the fairway, one thing you might notice is the sound it makes. A compressed ball off the center of an iron's face creates this distinctive noise as it cuts through the air, like a burst of steam releasing from a pressure cooker. If you want your shots to sound like that, you've got to hit down on the ball. That's key. Here are four steps—including a drill—to make it happen. —With Ron Kaspriske

Illustrations by Todd Detwiler

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