Wetherby Golf Club’s Mark Daubney hosts the latest of his golf tips.
This week, Mark says: “The biggest secret to hitting irons well for most club golfers is to realise you can`t help the ball up in the air and that actually, to hit it properly, you need a slight descending blow into the back of the ball.
“The ideal strike pattern is to hit the ball first, just before you hit the turf and take a divot.
“Elevation will be created by loft on your chosen club and spin, giving you the correct height, spin and distance on the ball.
“Don`t hit the ball high enough? Then something else is wrong, go see your pro for that tune up.”
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Week one: Posture is king
Week two: The art of good practice
Week three: Putting distance control
Week four: Putting direction
Week five: Crisp chipping
Week six: How to really improve at golf
Week seven: Importance of the right arm
Week eight: Controlling chipping
Week nine: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
Week ten: Equipment doesn’t just mean your clubs
Week eleven: Chipping ‘over’ a bunker
Week twelve: Reading the green
Week thirteen: What drive should I be using