Matt Walllace’s simple tip to improve ball-striking

Consistency of strike is the most important thing that I work on. If you can’t strike a golf ball nowadays it’s really difficult to play on the courses that we play as professionals.

During a tournament week from Monday to Wednesday, I’m videoing my swing and doing some work with my coach where we’re trying to hit the positions which we want to hit. So, what I would do is set up as if I’m going to hit towards the flag, but I’d hit with 50 percent speed, but making sure I’m hitting all the positions.  The ball should come out flatter, lower, and I should be making contact with the ball before the turf. You can’t expect to make a swing change if you’re swinging full out, start slow and build up.

We see it all the time in Pro-Ams when we’re playing with our amateur partners that they’re trying to hit an iron shot and trying to get it up in the air by scooping. There’s loft on these clubs, the ball is going to go up in the air. Learn to trust that, and you will make a divot which is the goal.


Try to get the club coming down with the butt end of the club in front of the hands, as far forward as possible. The ball will still go up in the air, but it will be be compressed and take a divot after the ball.

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