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This drill will sharpen your downswing sequence and lead to better strikes
Take a 6-iron and tee it up slightly, with the ball position just forward of centre. Take the club to the top, then make a movement downwards, leading with the left hip, putting your weight onto your left side, driving your hips forward and turning. Then, rather than accelerating into impact, pause the club when it’s almost parallel to the ground.
One reason people struggle to strike the ball well is because they don’t get the downswing sequence correct. Adding this pause helps you to really feel where your body is. Ideally, your hips should be clearing left, your weight should be on your left side and your sternum should be over the ball so that as you come through, you can really get your hands ahead.
The only difficulty with this drill is the stopping bit! From the paused position, take the club back up a fraction, then go on to hit the ball. Master this drill and you'll hone your impact position and improve your ball striking.
To the top as normal A pre-impact pause Feel where your body is