What is the Correct Start Position and Swing for Long Iron Play Golf tip for Women (Video)
What is the Correct Start Position and Swing for Long Iron Play Golf tip for Women (Video)

We're going to look here the correct start position and swing and for you to be able to effectively play long irons, and this is really useful for ladies to be able to use their longer golf clubs to give them more distant so they can hit the green from further out, and obviously doing that's going to save you shots and lower your scores. So let's look at the correct start position to hit the longer iron.

We're going to setup and as we setup we're going to play the ball further forward in the stance, so we're going to play inside the left heel and that's a great start position with the ball for the long irons because we want to play the swing with a sweeping action and for a sweeping action, the clubs going to arc in and you need to put the ball further forward to give yourself time to get the club head moving down the target line so that you can hit the ball straight, so setup with the ball towards inside the left heel or maybe an inch back okay. We're also going to setup so that we got slightly more weight onto the right foot than usual. You could possibly keep your weight even or just 55-60% of the weight onto the right foot. Again this is going to allow you to make a more sweeping action through the shots, and to help you clip the ball off the top of the turf. Setting up in this position, we're also going to play so that the hands are over the ball so we don’t want the hands too far forward or too far back. Hands want to be over the ball and again this is a really nice start position where we can now working on making this sweeping action. So if we look from this position on this way around, we've set the ball an inch inside the left heel. We've got the weight slightly on the right foot maybe 55% and the hands are over the ball that's now going to allow us to take the club head down the target line and then work on achieving the flat swing plane okay. That means you're allowing the club head to come around you, and we're creating a flatter angle with the shaft. This is due to this flatter position that the club starts with the longer irons. The longer the club is the flatter the shaft with sit at address, and we need to bring the club back into this flat position so swing the club back, keeping the club head round the back if you're working on to have this angled position with the club. What we want do here is pick up the club head up, and get a very vertical movement and vertical swing plane what that club head and seeing a very vertical shaft angle. From here we're going to choke down on the ball and will end up hitting the ball heavy. We'll end up hitting the ground before the ball, so if you work on those set of positions, work on having that nice sweeping action with the swing. We should find that you're clipping your long irons off the turf really nicely generating a lot of power, a lot of distance and hitting the green from much further up.
2013-10-15

We're going to look here the correct start position and swing and for you to be able to effectively play long irons, and this is really useful for ladies to be able to use their longer golf clubs to give them more distant so they can hit the green from further out, and obviously doing that's going to save you shots and lower your scores. So let's look at the correct start position to hit the longer iron.

We're going to setup and as we setup we're going to play the ball further forward in the stance, so we're going to play inside the left heel and that's a great start position with the ball for the long irons because we want to play the swing with a sweeping action and for a sweeping action, the clubs going to arc in and you need to put the ball further forward to give yourself time to get the club head moving down the target line so that you can hit the ball straight, so setup with the ball towards inside the left heel or maybe an inch back okay. We're also going to setup so that we got slightly more weight onto the right foot than usual. You could possibly keep your weight even or just 55-60% of the weight onto the right foot. Again this is going to allow you to make a more sweeping action through the shots, and to help you clip the ball off the top of the turf. Setting up in this position, we're also going to play so that the hands are over the ball so we don’t want the hands too far forward or too far back. Hands want to be over the ball and again this is a really nice start position where we can now working on making this sweeping action. So if we look from this position on this way around, we've set the ball an inch inside the left heel. We've got the weight slightly on the right foot maybe 55% and the hands are over the ball that's now going to allow us to take the club head down the target line and then work on achieving the flat swing plane okay. That means you're allowing the club head to come around you, and we're creating a flatter angle with the shaft. This is due to this flatter position that the club starts with the longer irons. The longer the club is the flatter the shaft with sit at address, and we need to bring the club back into this flat position so swing the club back, keeping the club head round the back if you're working on to have this angled position with the club. What we want do here is pick up the club head up, and get a very vertical movement and vertical swing plane what that club head and seeing a very vertical shaft angle. From here we're going to choke down on the ball and will end up hitting the ball heavy. We'll end up hitting the ground before the ball, so if you work on those set of positions, work on having that nice sweeping action with the swing. We should find that you're clipping your long irons off the turf really nicely generating a lot of power, a lot of distance and hitting the green from much further up.