Golf Tips: Session 17 - Hitting crisp irons

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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.”

Any questions, tweet Mark at @proshopwetherby or Ed at @EdWhite2507.

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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