Controlling Distance with Short Irons
There are 3 ways to control distance with your short irons or wedges.
1) Change the length of backswing
2) Slow down your swing
3) Grip down on the club
I'm not here to discuss which one is correct for you. You should choose the method that feels comfortable to you.
I use all three methods depending on the situation.
But if you ask me which method is the easiest for average players, I would say the last option will be the easiest.
By gripping down on the club, you will automatically lose some distance. So you don't have to control your swing at all.
Just grip down on the club an inch or two inches and take a full swing.
You have to see how far it goes if you grip down an inch or two.
One of the PGA Tour pro said if he grips down 2 inches, he will hit it 90% of regular shot.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker