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Hit Solid Irons - IronSolid

The pursuit of a well struck iron shot

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The Shiny New Club Syndrome

Posted by ironsolid on December 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM

We’ve all been there, you run into a golfing friend at the club, “Hey how you hitting them?” you ask. His reply, “Great, I got that new set of irons and that new driver, amazing technology.” About three weeks go by and you run into the same golfing friend, the enthusiasm has worn off the shiny new clubs, the technology is just OK now, as he still struggles with his game, because after all what really matters is the quality of his shots or the num...

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The Impact Zone - all tour players are the same

Posted by ironsolid on September 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Just finished up reading the book titled "The Impact Zone" by Bobby Clampett.  It talks about mastering the moment of truth - the area right before and right after the golf club contacts the golf ball.  It is a unique instructional guide to the dynamics of the golf swing all focused around making solid consistent contact with the golf ball.  It starts with the putting stroke (dynamic #1 - flat left wrist), takes you through chipping (dynamic #2 - forward swing bo...

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How Important Is Iron Play?

Posted by ironsolid on August 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM

The September 2012 Golf Magazine has a very interesting article on page 94-95. The article looked at how recreational golfers play the 18th hole on Dorals Blue Monster compared to how the Pro's play the hole.  The 18th is a brute of a par 4 that gives the pros fits, it measures 467 from the tips, and boast a 4.486 scoring avergage.  From the white tees it measures a stout 422 yards.  The study tracked 74 pro's during the second round of the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Cham...

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The IronSolid Mastery Method - Putting, cut up to 6 strokes

Posted by ironsolid on August 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM

As golf season continues and starts winding down to club championships and end of summer tournaments it is time to assess your golf game.  Did you have game improvement goals this season?  or are you mindlessly playing golf every week as a habit, hoping to shoot lower scores?  how was your practice routines through out the season?  did you improve this season?

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Hit It Solid Every Time by Hank Haney

Posted by ironsolid on July 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

With the irons, shift your hips and lead with your hands for great ball-turf contact.  One of the keys to becoming a great iron player is making good ball-turf contact.  It's also one of the hardest things for many players to do.  For most, the club bottoms out too early and hits the ground behind the ball.  The clubhead slows way down and is moving upward through impact, producing a higher, weaker flight.  Ideally, the bottom of the swing with an iron-...

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How to Get Your Swing Back

Posted by ironsolid on July 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Lost?  I've been there.  Go to the practice range before a round of golf after not playing for a week or longer and you feel like you lost your swing. Panic sets in.  Nothing seems to feel right.  Solid contact has eluded you once again.


Here are a few tips to find your swing quickly and get back to making solid contact with your irons.


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Platinum Golf Fitness

Posted by ironsolid on July 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The beginnings of a new revolution for golf fitness:

http://ironsolid.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-use-kettlebells-for-golf-fitness.html

Hitting Solid Iron Shots - The Open Championship

Posted by ironsolid on July 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Wow, I just watched Adam Scott hit an iron shot from the fairway on 16th hole in the first round of The Open Championship.


The first thing I noticed was the divot flying, then the divot pattern on the turf. He stuffed it to within 4 feet, birdie!

The best ball strikers hit the ball first, then the turf!  Sure they may miss shots but they mis them right and left of the distance they in...

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Hit Solid Iron Shots -The Results Timeline

Posted by ironsolid on July 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Most recreational and mid to high handicap golfers are not seeing the results they need with their iron play to write lower scores.  In a recent questioning of this class of golfer, the contributing scoring problem is a result of a poor iron shot at some point. Usually it is result of a poorly struck iron shot.  A shot that is not solid, a mis-hit.  Most golfers can put the ball into play off the tee box with todays technology.  It is when they are faced wit...

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Mid Season Review

Posted by ironsolid on July 13, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Are you hitting solid iron shots? It is mid-season for most spring-summer-fall golfers.  Time for a little review and some re-dedication to getting back to the principles of a well struck iron shot.


There are five keys to hitting a quality well struck iron shot consistently:


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