How to Stop Bladed Iron Shots

Jason Guss shows you how to fix the bladed iron shot.

Released on 8/18/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Shot at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath, Michigan

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat music)
00:02
Oh my gosh I caught that one thin.
00:04
I'm gonna show you how to fix a bladed iron shot.
00:07
I'm Jason Guss and this is Breaking Bad Scores.
00:14
The problem: the golf club hits too far
00:16
above the equator of the golf ball.
00:18
The cause?
00:19
Your chest is actually pulling away
00:21
from the golf ball as you swing down.
00:22
How do you fix it?
00:24
You have to feel like your chest stays down
00:26
and through the shot as you rotate.
00:28
Now, you may wonder why I have this stick in my back.
00:31
This is the drill that's gonna help
00:32
you fix hitting that bladed iron shot.
00:35
You could use a pool cue.
00:36
You could hand-whittle a stick yourself if you want.
00:38
I don't care what you use.
00:39
Just put something back there.
00:40
I want you to make a practice swing
00:43
and as you swing through you should feel the top
00:45
of the stick or wooden dowel closer to the ground.
00:48
If the top of the wooden dowel moves away from the ground
00:51
you've actually pulled your chest away.
00:53
So, once you get the feel of the right shoulder
00:56
staying a little lower, the chest staying down,
00:59
the top of the wooden dowel closer to the ground,
01:00
you're on your way to hitting more solid iron shots.
01:06
(buzzer)
01:06
So, I know this stick probably made you look
01:08
a little silly on the range
01:09
but if it did help your bladed iron shot
01:12
please comment below and also subscribe
01:14
to the golf digest channel for more great tips like this.
01:17
Now, can someone please help me
01:18
get this stick out of my back?
01:21
Hey, whoa, watch your hand.
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