Positioning is vital
Having the right position when you line up for a shot is important - but it’s also important to be in the right position when you’re at impact.
In fact, there shouldn’t be too much difference from the stance you start your swing with to you stance when you strike the ball.
The feet should still be on the ground with your right foot only slightly raised at the heel. Your head should sit in the same position throughout.
The key is in the hands. Your wrists should be straight and the left hand should be clubhead.
That gives the compression needed for the ball to get away quickly.
It can turn an eight iron into a seven iron.
The trick is not to cup your wrists on impact. This will have the opposite affect, turning an eight iron into a nine iron and will see you losing distance. Make sure you drive through the ball. A good way to practice at the range is to hit 40 to 50 yards shots with your hands apart.
Losing power If this is your impact position, with the wrists cupped, you’ll lose power and distance on your shot