I'm a newbie golfer. Just started practicing just about 2 months ago. I've been hitting the irons for the most part, going to an indoor driving range and taking lessons--2 so far.
The thing I realized today when I went to the outdoor driving range was that the ball trajectory seemed way to high.
Upon further research, it looked like I was gripping the iron too hard and/or I didn't have the proper weight shift. Now, I'm having trouble doing both and still have the ball fly straight. Either, I have to grip the iron quite hard, or not grip it as much and shift my weight onto my front leg.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was told that after the backswing, the weight of my body should be shifted to the front leg, and have the hip turned, WHILE not having the arms flying forward to prevent slicing. This is nearly impossible for me to do. I think once I will be able to do it, the ball could fly better. Could you be so kind to getting this trick?
I'm in my mid 20's, and I was only able to hit 120-130 yards with a 7 iron today.
Thanks much in advance.