|Posted by ironsolid on March 30, 2016 at 10:20 AM||comments (3)|
Understand the correct angle of attack when hitting an iron shot.
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|Posted by ironsolid on March 5, 2015 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
There are a few key things you need to practice to hit solid irons. David nails it when he gives this short lesson. The IronSolid training aid is the best training aid on the planet for teaching yourself to hit solid iron shots. Use his wisdom and the IronSolid to Hit it Solid, IronSolid!
|Posted by ironsolid on November 26, 2014 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
The Big Break 2014 filmed at the Dye Club in Myrtle Beach, which happens to be my home course. I watched the contestants warm up and practice on the range, guess what? They all hit the ball with a descending strike. I actually spoke with a few of them and showed them the IronSolid, I received great feedback and positive endorsement of the product. The Big Break will occur for the IronSolid in 2015.
|Posted by ironsolid on October 1, 2014 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Hit Solid Irons! First two shots of the day, no warm up. 100 yards using a 49 degree wedge. After diligent practice from 100 yards in using the IronSolid device I was able to start "sticking" wedge shots close to the pin. Hitting your wedges with the correct angle of attack and a descending strike create the type of results we are seeking, distance control with drop, stop and roll action.
|Posted by ironsolid on April 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
There is a ball, a tool and hand-eye coordination. That pretty much sums up the golf swing to me. This wisdom was given to me by AJ Bonar. http://www.ajgolf.com
First of all the ball is not moving, unlike baseball where you have an opponent standing 60’6” away pissed off at you and ready to throw a baseball at you with trickery, the golf ball just sits there waiting to be hit.
Second the tool, or the golf club, what you need to understand is the golf club is a two lever tool. In contrast a baseball bat is a one lever tool, so do not try to use the golf club in that manner. The golf club has the shaft and the club head, the shaft is the carrier and provides one mechanical advantage, the club head is the other and provides the second and most important mechanical advantage when using the tool. This must be understood in order to play golf efficiently and with less effort.
Third – you must possess hand-eye coordination – thank fully this can be trained with specific practice. The best players of golf in the world are the best tool users. They all know how to use the tool in the impact zone, and they all do the same thing in that impact zone regardless of what their individual swing looks like to the naked eye. This is one common denominator among the world’s best golfers, every thing else is personal style and preference. Many recreational golfers, including myself for way too many years used the golf club like a baseball bat and did not understand what happens in the impact zone.
Once I learned how to use the tool properly things changed drastically for me when it came to hitting a golf ball with power and efficiency. Here is a great video from Dr. Golf explaining what actually happens in the impact zone when the great golfers use the club properly and take advantage of the two lever tool.
Once you understand this concept, then the angle of attack comes into play. That is where the IronSolid enters the picture. The IronSolid will train you to hit the golf ball with a descending blow with your irons and hybrid clubs. Without going into a bunch of technical material, the mean tour average angle, regardless of the tour pro swinging the club is 24 degrees from the horizontal. This is player specific depending upon the players stature, but they all come in at a steeper angle of attack than you might think. They all hit the ball first then the turf on the target side of the ball. Every one of them in the fraternity do the same thing, otherwise they wouldn’t be touring professionals at the highest level.
Learn to use the tool (golf club) and your game will improve. HIt It Solid. IronSolid!
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|Posted by ironsolid on April 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
No one ever said, “nice swing” to Bubba Watson. The guy can flat out golf his ball. Bubba is self taught, and if you ask him he will tell you, solid contact is the key to his game. The winner of the 2014 Masters says he hit some great “slap-cuts” into the greens and then just putted his ball. His game plan was to hit greens. If he does that everything else will take care of itself.
Would you copy Bubba’s swing? Probably not, but would you like to have Bubba’s ball striking ability with his irons? Hell, YES! One thing you will notice about Bubba is he is a master at making a descending blow when he hits an iron from the fairway or even a fairway bunker. His angle of attack is steeper than 95% of the recreational golfers. His golf ball first contact with his irons allow him to control the golf balls distance, trajectory and shot shape. In a word, Bubba has “skill” and Bubba can golf his ball.
Any golfer can train them self to hit the ball with a descending blow, first you need to experience what that feels like. Enter the IronSolid. The IronSolid is a great feedback device. If used properly you will know if you are too flat coming into the golf ball. The goal is to set up the IronSolid properly, and avoid the device on the takeaway and when attacking the ball.. One thing Bubba does well is ATTACK the golf ball. His home made swing is unorthodox by modern golf swing standards but it is very effective because Bubba hits the ball with a descending blow and always hits the ball before he hits the turf. You do not need to take swing lessons – proof Bubba Watson.
What you need to practice is hitting the ball first then the turf – ala Bubba. The man is a master at hitting the golf ball first. You too can become very proficient at ball striking very quickly using the IronSolid.
Hit It Solid! IronSolid.
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|Posted by ironsolid on March 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM||comments (1)|
Increasing Your Handicap by 5-7 Strokes.
If you want to increase your Northern home course handicap by 5-7 strokes, head south for about 12-15 rounds of golf in the middle of the winter months of January-February-March. It is not your swing, it is the grass – no - not the kind you smoke – but Bermuda grass.
In the South (Florida), essentially every golf course uses some form of Bermuda grass. In the North we are used to bent grass, bluegrass and fescue.
Bermuda grass is used in some form on the tee boxes, fairways, and rough, especially around the greens in all southern courses. The difference in grass in the rough and around the greens in the south, is the tangly, gnarly, thick, fluffy, club twisting – Bermuda grass.
These differences require certain considerations and alterations in technique for successful shots. Let’s take a look at different shots:
Full shots from the rough: You hit a drive and get into the first or second cut of rough, and it is Bermuda grass. The structure of this grass is that is much thicker per inch of height than most other grasses. This means that 2 inches of Bermuda grass plays as tough as 4 inches of northern fescue. Make these adjustments: Take one club more than normal. If you think it is a 7 iron, take a 6 iron. Why? Because the thickness of the Bermuda grass. Grip the club a tighter than normal. The thickness and the gnarliness of Bermuda grass twists the club head as you swing, so you must grip tighter than normal to power through the shot. Deliver a steeper descending blow to the golf ball, and make sure you hit as much of the ball as you can first. Sometimes it makes sense to play a punch/cut or fade shot out of the Bermuda grass rough. If you are in the thick stuff and your ball is sitting down in Bermuda grass, take you medicine and get in the best position in the fairway to get up and down for a good score. Don’t be a hero.
Shorter shots from the rough: Same principles apply as longer shots from the rough. A slightly descending blow, a compact swing, an acceleration through the shot is needed. If the Bermuda grass leaves your ball sitting high in the rough – floating, - then you must take a few practice swings and sweep the ball out of the rough, use a less lofted club if the shot allows. If you go under the ball you most likely will come up short. If you can find an area to practice this shot before the round it will save you a few strokes, but each shot is unique and the Bermuda grass is a worthy challenge in the short game rough. Keep firm wrists and concentrate to make ball first contact.
Shots from the fairway: If you plan and manage to keep your ball in the fairway, it is most important, at all costs, to hit the ball before you hit the turf in Bermuda grass. Because of the Bermuda grass root structure, a fat shot is more devastating than with other grasses. A fat shot will be fatter, and this holds true around the greens also. The key is you must “hit it solid”, ball first then turf. Make sure you spend some time practicing before your round in the Bermuda grass, fairways and rough.
This will pay off in big ways and save you at least a handful of shots per round. The IronSolid training aid promotes a ball first impact which is critical when play on Bermuda grass fairways or rough. So if you want to keep your Northern handicap in tact, make sure you practice with the IronSolid before you play in Southern Bermuda grass conditions.
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|Posted by ironsolid on January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Folks, it's cold! Not only here in Western Pennsylvania but all over most of the country. Exciting things are in store for the IronSolid this year. A major branding anouncement will take place in the spring time, but more importantly the training device is special. Why is it special? The IronSolid is the best training device in the world for teaching a recreational golfer to hit quality iron shots just like the touring pros. Don't doubt it, try it.
If you have difficulty hitting down on the golf ball with your irons or hybrid clubs when the ball is on the turf (and you can't improve your lie) then you need the IronSolid in your training arsenal.
I have lowered the price of the IronSolid to $19.95 in anticipation of the major launch in 2014.
Al Gore and global warming? Please.
|Posted by ironsolid on December 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
I am a student of the Stack and Tilt golf swing. In fact the first fundamental of the S&T is a "hiting the ground in the same place every time." This is what the IronSolid training device trains and promotes. What is interesting without even knowing the other two S&T fundamentals (power to play the course and matching the clubface to the swing path to control shot direction) using the IronSolid aids in helping the golfer achieve these two also. We call that a bonus benefit.
Keep in mind the IronSolid was designed to train you to hit the ball first then the ground, S&T fundamental number one!
Here is a great video by Darren Hopwood explaining the Stack and Tilt.
Hit the ball then the ground, top players are consistent, they have this fundamental dialed in at all times. There are a few things your body must do, you will have your weight forward and hands forward at impact. How you get there is personal style and preference but all top level ball strikers exhibit both of these when hitting an iron shot. Weight on the front side and hands ahead of club face at impact. Jim Furyk gets there a little differntely than Tiger Woods, but the both get there at impact.
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|Posted by ironsolid on November 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|