Sean Foley: Better Iron Shots

Make consistent impact with these crucial moves.

Released on 7/8/2015

Transcript

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For the Golf Digest readers out here,
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I'm gonna give you an option to be able
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to make changes to your golf swing
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by changing the lie that you hit the golf ball off.
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The first one I'm gonna show you
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is if you really struggle with coming over the top
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and hitting big slices, a great way to practice
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to change the way you feel in your swing
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is to have the ball above your feet.
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When the ball above your feet is gonna force
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you to have a little bit more weight in your heels
00:29
and you're gonna be a little taller in the knees.
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From here, it's going to start to teach you a swing
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that's a little bit more on a neutral angle
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and around you, rather than being that over the top swing
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from here and there.
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So by hitting balls off of this lie,
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it's going to allow you,
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one, to learn how to draw the ball,
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but two from here is how to make the swing
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a little bit more matching up and around you
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on both sides.
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And another lie that's gonna help you
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to kind of get into positions that great players get into,
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is one thing we know they're all doing
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is they're pushing into the ground
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under this left foot.
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They're also leaning the shaft
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with the left wrist in flexion
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and they've got their center just behind the ball.
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So many amateurs end up hanging back
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to lift the ball up, but the key to good ball striking
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and good transfer of energy is to make sure
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from this slope, the pressure's in my left foot,
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it keeps me in angle with the slope,
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so I'm perpendicular with my spine to it
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and then from there I get to swing down the slope
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to make sure I hit the ball up in the air.
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If you do those three things in that lie,
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you're gonna have better contact,
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hit higher shots and have more distance.
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