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Fizz your irons

Why a £5 note will help your striking
Author: Foremost professional Peter Myers
on 27 March 2012
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Crisp contact

Good, consistent striking with your irons is the key to finding more greens. The problem for most amateurs is a poor strike caused by leaning back and trying to lift the ball in the air. To achieve crisp contact, you need to hit the ball on the way down and take a divot after contact. This simple drill will help you get the most out of your irons and lower your scores.

Remember the note

Take the club away normally but concentrate on the space in front of the ball that the note occupied.

Attack the turf

Hit the ball first but make sure you make contact with the turf - aim to take out the equivalent of a £5 note.

Check your divot

Once you’ve hit the shot, check your divot. It should be the same shape as a £5 note. Take note of where the ball was sat and make sure it starts after that point, ensuring you’ve hit the ball first.
Peter Myers is head professional at Hainsworth Park in East Yorkshire. He is one of over 1,000 Foremost professionals from all over the UK. Contact Peter on 01964 542 362 or visit



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