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How to stop thinning your irons

How to stop thinning your irons

Elite golf coach Dan Whittaker has some tips to help you cut out the dreaded thin
 

Tell me if this sounds like you: You have no problem hitting lovely drives down the middle of the fairway only to  but then you end up thinning your irons way over the back of the green and into the hazard. Well, let’s get rid of that…

Thinning your irons: The main points

If you’re thinning your irons the most likely cause of this will be that you’re not hitting down on the ball. You may also be trying to scoop the ball or keeping your weight backwards.

What I want you to do is bring your weight shift forward into the strike. That will allow you then to stop the scooping action and create a better strike.

Another thing I want you to do is get an alignment stick and place it behind the ball. The only thing you need to concentrate on is making contact with the ground after the alignment stick.

For more tips on how to stop thinning your irons, watch my video…

Dan Whittaker is an elite golf swing and performance coach based at High Legh. For more information, visit his website or click here for more advice.

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin

Tom is a lifetime golfer, now over 30 years playing the game. 2023 marks 10 years in golf publishing and he is still holding down a + handicap at Alwoodley in Leeds. He has played over 600 golf courses, and has been a member of at least four including his first love Louth, in Lincolnshire. Tom likes unbranded clothing, natural fibres, and pencil bags. Seacroft in Lincolnshire is where it starts and ends.

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