Swing fault - hit woods well but not irons

Swing fault - hit woods well but not irons

Post by Tim Conver » Sun, 24 Aug 1997 04:00:00


I seem to have developed a problem opposite of that of many beginners. I
can hit my woods quite well. I can even hit 3,5 and 7 woods off the fairway
pretty consistently. I've got a real mental block now with my irons - even
the high ones. I'm constantly hitting the ground behind the ball and then,
after over-compensating, topping them. Something about my swing is
fundamentally wrong but I can't zero in on it. Anything obvious come to
mind?

Thanks in advance for any and all comments and, yes, I know I should take a
lesson.

Tim

 
 
 

Swing fault - hit woods well but not irons

Post by Colin Wilso » Mon, 25 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I seem to have developed a problem opposite of that of many beginners.
> I
> can hit my woods quite well. I can even hit 3,5 and 7 woods off the
> fairway
> pretty consistently. I've got a real mental block now with my irons -
> even
> the high ones. I'm constantly hitting the ground behind the ball and
> then,
> after over-compensating, topping them. Something about my swing is
> fundamentally wrong but I can't zero in on it. Anything obvious come
> to
> mind?

Sounds like you might be playing your woods well with a "sweeping"
action, but aren't hitting "down" enough on your irons to take a divot
*after* contacting the ball. Moving your weight at address at little bit
more onto your front foot, and the ball back a little further in your
stance might help for a start. But you're right ... take a lesson!

Colin Wilson

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Swing fault - hit woods well but not irons

Post by gary crowde » Wed, 27 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I seem to have developed a problem opposite of that of many beginners. I
> can hit my woods quite well. I can even hit 3,5 and 7 woods off the fairway
> pretty consistently. I've got a real mental block now with my irons - even
> the high ones. I'm constantly hitting the ground behind the ball and then,
> after over-compensating, topping them. Something about my swing is
> fundamentally wrong but I can't zero in on it. Anything obvious come to
> mind?

> Thanks in advance for any and all comments and, yes, I know I should take a
> lesson.

> Tim

Tim,
     You are almost certainly losing your height level throughout your
swing. It is a reasonably common fault that you dip your left shoulder
down towards the ball on takeaway and when starting your downswing you
are unable to consistently adjust your height level and so hit some
shots thin and some fat. It is also probable that you have too much
weight on the left-hand side i.e reverse pivoting.

cheers Gary