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Mid to Long Irons continue to elude me...(why did this "trick" work?)

post #1 of 8
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I am fine with everything about my game right now...except for 8iron to 4iron. I cannot stay consistent with those clubs in any way. I just can't seem to square that face up. I've been tweeking things here and there based on different things I've read and heard. The main thing I was doing today was trying to get my weight 90% onto my lead leg on contact. I just kept getting worse and worse contact and started slicing. 

For completely no reason, I just tried to play the ball like a drive (i had to try something different)....but with my 7 iron. I kept my weight way back and then transferred it to the front...but definitely nowhere near 90%. In fact I didn't even think too much about getting the weight to the front at all. And wouldn't you know it, beautiful shots. I just don't get it, why would that work?  

 

Is my swing path so far off that something I probably shouldn't be doing works?  

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Maybe I should reiterate about one thing, I say I was in drive position and then transferred my weight to the front. That's what I tried to do anyway, I'd say I was still feeling more around 50/50 at impact. But it just worked so well. 

post #3 of 8

Long Irons for me is one swing thought."stay back and release through" 

Then finish with weight forward.

Don't know what I actually do but if I feel like i get to the front early I get a big fade

post #4 of 8
I no longer carry "long" irons. Solved that problem.
post #5 of 8

Yeah I keep my weight pretty even when I hit my irons and I seem to hit them nice and straight for the most part.  I might lean back ever so slightly with a 3 or 4 iron to help get it up in the air but those are the only clubs I do that with.

post #6 of 8
You're probably spinning out trying to get to your left so much.
post #7 of 8
Getting your weight forward and "clearing" the hips are two completely different things..
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Wangus94 View Post

You're probably spinning out trying to get to your left so much.
I'd guess the same thing.

@Crim, update your swing thread with new video. It will be much easier to diagnose, rather than to speculate.
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