Pro Tip of the Week: Iron Swing vs. Driver Swing

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It would be nice if one swing would work fine for every shot. Certainly, every swing has elements that are similar or even exactly the same, but if you are going to drive the ball well and hit your irons well you are going to have to make adjustments. The key factor here is that with an iron the ball is on the ground (if you’re on a par 3 and can use a tee you should still tee it up low enough to simulate a very good lie in the fairway) while the driver is teed about halfway above the top of the face of the driver, a good inch and a half off the ground.

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Christian March 9, 2017

In my opinion I think it takes extra effort to keep the right hand grip on top/the same as the iron. Why? Because your hands are the farthest forward at address with the driver. It takes extra effort to keep my right hand from getting too strong. Just sayin”

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Chuck March 10, 2017

Hey Christian, I think you may be onto something with that. When I was hitting balls recently I noticed my club face with the driver was a little closed at the top but my left wrist was still in a neutral position. I examined my right hand grip and noticed that it was strong with the driver and not with the irons. Luckily I have those little grip reminders so I can make an extra effort to make sure my right hand grip with the driver is correct. I’m not exactly sure why this happens but it was interesting that you made that comment.

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Tom March 16, 2017

Wayne,
Do you believe tour players (with the driver) try to swing up at impact while trying to de-loft the face????/ tom hurst

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