European Tour pro Connor Syme gives us his top tips for sweeter iron strikes
7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips – 6) The 60% drill
Sometimes when I’m working on my ball-striking I will swing at a slower pace, which helps me to feel where the ground is a little bit more during my action.
Say my 4-iron swing is about 100mph, then I might drop down to 60mph, so about 60%.
I would set up exactly the same and swing exactly the same but really focus on brushing the ground through the ball.
The ball won’t go as far, but it gives me a feeling to try and recreate when I go back to full-speed.
Some guys will do half swings to try and improve their strike, and that’s another great way of finding where the ball is and getting your body moving in a good way.
The feet-together drill is another way of doing that, but swinging at 60% and trying to just brush the turf through the ball is something that works well for me.
And finally – Ball position…