European Tour pro Connor Syme gives us his top tips for sweeter iron strikes
7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips – 2) Engage the legs
When I say “keep myself engaged”, I’m talking about the legs.
If you can engage your legs a little bit more and just get yourself set, you should see an improvement in your strike.
I would tend to just bounce my knees a little bit to get myself set up properly and feel a little tension in the thighs.
It’s almost impossible to sway if you get your legs in a good, stable place to start with as the sway starts with the hips.
So I would get myself in a position where the legs are nicely flexed.
My turn comes from my upper body, and it’s almost impossible to then sway and get my weight on to the outside of my heels, where problems arise.
If you start turning with the lower half, that’s when the sway comes into it and that’s when striking becomes an issue, because you’re changing your centre of gravity.
You’ll have to compensate somehow later in the swing and time it well to strike the ball then.
But if you keep a stable base with your legs engaged, you really can’t move too much off the ball with your upper half.
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