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Question on Diagnosing Problems:

I need to improve my iron play. Can you offer suggestions? I often hit them on top.
--Linda W. from Port Saint Lucie, FL

Hi Linda. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

It sounds like you top a lot of your shots and most likely change your posture throughout your swing. One of the most important things for power and consistency is to maintain the posture we established at address. (Hopefully it is correct posture to start with).

This is something that can actually be corrected and worked on very easily indoors. I'd like you to try this drill here:

Try the Butt Back Drill here:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/practice/drills/

Give that a try and see if it helps. If it doesn't or you have any other questions please let me know. I always recommend that you start logging your scores into our free Game Tracker and log your practice sessions into the Practice Planner so we can get a better picture of your game.

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