Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

The move from the top that Lexi and I have worked on is shift­ing the left knee to­wards the tar­get so it gets over the left foot. That moves the lower body for­ward and keeps the club to the inside, on the “at­tack track.” Some play­ers like the feel of bump­ing the hips for­ward – what­ever you do, you have to go from back foot to front foot.

Once you shift for­ward, you need to be braced against your front side. Look at how Lexi’s left leg is straight at im­pact ( be­low). She’s got great ver­ti­cal force, which boosts lever­age and re­ally firms up the front side. That gives you some­thing to hit against and ro­tate around as you go through.

With the club ap­proach­ing from the inside, you can ex­tend your arms out to the ball, and hit with a flat left wrist. That de­lofts the face a lit­tle for a stronger shot. Ev­ery good iron player does that.

There’s noth­ing like rip­ping a ball out to the right of your tar­get and watch­ing it draw in. Work on th­ese two moves, and you’ll be there. JIM McLEAN is based at Trump Na­tional Do­ral, Mi­ami.

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