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Question on Irons:

Hi Maria. I tend not to be a divot taker. What suggestions do you have to stay down through the shot, especially shorter irons, 7-PW, to land the ball more softly on the green?
--Lauren S. from Seattle, WA

Hi Lauren. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you with your game.

In order to take a divot the clubhead must remain behind your hands until impact. When the clubhead is behind your hands it is still descending. As soon as it lines up with your hands or starts to pass them it starts ascending.

To keep the club behind your hands you need to make sure that you move the angles you establish at the top of your backswing with your right arm and right wrist with your pivot. If you start to release your right arm or right wrist too soon by casting or pushing them you will run out of energy before you get to the ball and have a difficult time hitting down.

This is a good article here that helps describe where you should be at impact:

Impact: Getting To Perfect Impact:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/diagnosing-problems/impact-getting-to-perfect-impact/

I think you might also enjoy this article here on divots:
Taking Divots:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/irons/taking-divots/

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks!

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