The moment of truth…IMPACT and how to improve your iron accuracy. This moment decides the direction of where your ball will go and it’s curvature. Where your clubface points certainly has a lot of influence on how the ball curves and where the ball will start after the moment of impact. Here’s a simple drill we tried in our new indoor swing studio with Shelly, one of our academy students. This can also be applied while practicing on the driving range. This drill will help you gain control over the clubface at impact to improve your consistency and feel of where that clubface is.
Accuracy Drill: Three shots aiming at one target
While making sure you are aiming at the same target, hit one ball towards the left of your target, one ball towards the right of your target and then finally try and hit the last ball straight towards your target.
ANALYSIS: Using our TrackMan system, available at our indoor swing studio, we can see where our clubface points at the moment of truth.
1. Shot to the right of target and understanding the TrackMan numbers
Will require your clubface to be pointing right of the target at impact, or as seen on TrackMan as a positive number for the right handed golfer, in this case +11, which means the clubface is pointed 11 degrees to the right, making the ball travel towards the right of the target.
2. Shot to the left of target
Will require your clubface to be pointing left of target at impact, or as seen on TrackMan as a negative number for the right hander, in this case -6.6, which means the clubface is pointed -6.6 degrees to the left of the target.
3. Shot on the target (or as close to the target as possible)
Will require your clubface to be pointing towards the target at impact, or as seen on TrackMan as close to 0 degrees as possible (positive or negative), in this case it’s 1.5 degrees.
The idea with this drill is for you to manipulate your clubface at impact to feel the two extreme shots to the left and to the right. This way you will be able to control your clubface at impact a lot better. This drill will help those students who struggle with the feeling of the clubface direction at impact.