European Tour pro Connor Syme gives us his top tips for sweeter iron strikes

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7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips – 5) Takeaway

The takeaway is critical to good ball-striking, too, and for me this starts with the chest turning away from the ball.

I’m then trying to take the club away so that when it’s halfway back, my coach standing directly behind me shouldn’t be able to see the shaft of the club as the clubhead should be obscuring it.

If I can find this position and then take the club up to the top, it’s much easier to swing back down on the same line, too.

The key thing is that if it gets out of line at this point, you will have to compensate somewhere else in the swing, and every time you have to compensate you’re making it more difficult to consistently strike the ball well.

Next – The 60% drill…

  1. 1. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 1) Set-up
  2. 2. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 2) Engage the legs
  3. 3. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 3) Grip
  4. 4. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 4) Strength from the ground up
  5. 5. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 5) Takeaway
  6. 6. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 6) The 60% drill
  7. 7. 7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips - 7) Ball position
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