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What If I'm Not Taking A Divot

If you are not consistently taking a divot with your irons, there are really only two possible causes. The first would be that you are losing your posture by standing up, which is going to make it very difficult to control low point. The second cause would be that you are maintaining your posture, but bending your arms through impact. Or in other words, you are not fully releasing the club. As a quick fix, you can always make some "9 to 3" swings where you simply work on keeping your chest level and fully extending you arms through impact. If you do this, you should have no trouble creating solid contact. Of course, this should also give you a feel for what may be happening on your thin shots. So, as a general rule of thumb, always ask yourself after a thin shot: "Did I stand up or did I bend my arms?" 

Playlists: Find Your Best Swing Quickly, Beginner Program

Tags: Poor Contact, Standing Up, Chicken Wing, Iron, Drill, Beginner

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