2 GOING THROUGH
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.