How To Hit the Ball Then The Turf With Your Irons – Magic Drill
How To Hit the Ball Then The Turf With Your Irons – Magic Drill

hey every body Danny Maude here thanks for
joining us this week I want to give you something that you can learn to
experience how to strike a golf ball effectively well consistently so there’s
one thing understanding what to do and I’m sure you’re the same you probably
you know probably watch quite a few videos this is not like to be your first
and you understand a lot about the golf swing but you sometimes often are unable
to transfer that understanding into better ball striking well I’ve got an
exercise for you this week that will help you experience consistent ball
striking with your irons and your woods but we’re gonna focus predominately on
irons it works for both so that you can actually take that experience and
transfer it onto the golf course now Anthony a recent client of mine flies in
from Australia not specifically to see me I may add he kind of just kind of
visits and family and thought I’d take a little detour and come and see me now he
was really struggling with his ball strike he was catching the ground a long
way behind the ball he’s hooking the bomb miles left but ultimately his ball
striking was pause he wasn’t getting any real power now what I want to do is I’m
going to show you what we did with Antony to help him really massively
improve his consistency of ball striking with one simple drill and a little
system that we added to that drill to help him take it to the golf course so
I’m gonna share with you in this video exactly where that is and so cuz I know
you could benefit you too before I do that if you’re new to the channel this
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just like this one every single week in to your inbox so what was Anthony doing
well let’s talk about strike what are we trying to do first of all with the
strike you know what is a good a good strike very simple you catch the ball
first the club shaft is slightly ahead and everything pretty much is in line
here that’s how you strike a ball most people who are not striking a golf ball
they tend to be in a flick position here their body’s back over here somewhere
and they start striking the ground behind the ball so if your body’s over
the top of the golf ball your hands are slightly ahead the likelihood is you’re
going to strike the ball more effectively
I’m not sure if you knew this but most people do and these yet they still do
cannot transfer that to a proper golf swing so let me show you how we did this
with Antony so until he comes to see me and sure enough he’s back here and he’s
flipping it no problem it’s hands are doing exactly what they should be doing
is recovering a poor position he needs to get his body more in line so we want
to imagine in a sense I put a video in the top right hand corner I covered
something similar last week where I talked about balance points we won’t
imagine a yellow dot at the bottom the yellow dot where on navel is and a
yellow dot where I sternum is and we want those dots lined up and we want to
maintain them all the way back in the in the backswing all the way through into
impact most of us they move around too much and that affects the whole shape of
the swing but also massively what we do impact and that’s exactly what Antony
was doing he was coming into impact here his hips were driving forward that would
send this back here he was in this position here and the only thing you had
left now was a flick of the wrists causing fat shots hook shots but huge
loss of distance we needed to get him lined up and this is what we did nice
and simple take your lead foot and take your trail foot put it behind your left
foot here for me right foot behind and we want it complete to get this so that
they’re completely in line don’t move the foot out here try and get them in
line what this does it disrupts your balance it kind of gets everything
almost in a linear fashion now if I was to move back now I’m gonna fall for this
way yeah I’ve taken my balance away from here so if I change this line I’m gonna
fall here and vice versa right so we get ourselves set we get the field we’ve put
ourself up here trying to get now just feel like you’re in a nice powerful
position to hit this shot and all we did was simply get Anthony hitting golf
balls from here what do you think he did straightaway he fall back now for the
very first time he could actually experience these lines now not lining up
because one’s over here and the other ones down here so what he could do
notice it right he now needed to feel everything here was balanced and
completely in line and this really really help that so we got
herself set up here I made a few swings and there started to hit a few shots
from there suddenly he was now starting to strike the ball then the ground did
he do it consistently of course he didn’t you know what was happening is in
between some of these good ones were falling back but the great thing now he
could start to experience this right so he started hitting shots like this
backwards and forwards backwards and forwards but he wasn’t doing its
consistency as I’d like and he missed one vital ingredient his belief when he
was starting to swing he thought this club needs to go straight through he
didn’t realize that the club from here needs to go out to the ball and the
handle needs to move to the body so club head moves to ball handle moves to body
he thought it just went straight down the line here well watch this if you go
straight down the line what happens to the body it starts to slide it doesn’t
rotate so look at this if we go straight down the line our body start to go like
this and they immediately come out of alignment we need to throw the club out
towards on an arc towards the ball so the handle now comes in when you do that
you immediately now start to get its natural pivot without thinking and it’s
so much easier to stay in line if we start to go towards the target like this
we immediately start to create almost like a rocking effect and they
immediately go out of line so again affecting your ball striking so once
we’ve done that set up this I got hit a few shots here I then imagine got him to
start throwing the club through the ball like this is throwing it like this
throwing the club not guiding it this is somebody who’s quite knowledgeable about
golfing and he was making it way too complicated what was happening was he
was trying to steer the club into all these different positions that’s not
what Goff’s about you cannot kind of guide this club you must at some stage
let go so we’ve got him in this drill here is nice and balanced and where then
we said look start sir throw the club now suddenly we’re
getting throwing the club here he’s staying in line what happened well he
clearly started to generate more club head speed and at the same time what he
was doing he generated more club head speed but of course every so often he
falls back but that’s fine now he’s got feedback now after a while he was
hitting the ball Warner see other after the other would this drill perfectly but
he said Danny how do I transfer that to this now well because every telling went
back to this he had to go back to his old way what you’ve got to do first of
all this is where you got to take your time with we then said right go to a
narrow stance not full width stance to start off with what I wanted to do is is
as you’re making this swing here I said see if you can experience what’s going
on here and what he noticed right away was he imagined this point here there’s
the top dot for you might be the bottom dot although down it went down here but
he thought about the top dot here and he could see it could start to visualize
that dot going backwards so he then he said ok he started to picture where that
dot wasn’t oh yes over here oh that’s gone over that okay now I get it
so then he starts to his feet together you imagine this top dot and all I did
is it asked us to write hit her shoe shots now we don’t care where the ball
goes and see if you can tell me where the dot is so it’s been hit a few shots and now he could
start to experience where the dot was now we didn’t get into worrying about
where the ball was that was a big key with I allowed him time to simply
experience this line and that was it bit by bit I think together we start to
alternate between this and this and gradually we start to move that those
feet apart and the experience that he got which I know you could benefit from
too he imagined this you could feel his core activating he could feel his body
now starting to do this he was very much dear he was throwing it now the body was
working naturally on an ark it wasn’t moving side to side he could feel his
core a bit stronger all this was naturally helping him to get this
wonderful pivot and therefore get all of this completely lined up to strike this
shot he wasn’t doing this he didn’t need to flick he wasn’t striking the ground
behind the golf ball and it was as simple as that
so let’s summarize how do you how can you benefit from this how do you start
striking that golf ball it’s very straightforward you need things more in
line that if you get things in line the hands do have to do weird stuff you get
those balance points in line how do you do it
learn the feel of it using this simple drill here lead foot forward get into a
feel at a powerful position onto your right toe do not move the flower here
provide you too with too much debility to get it here then start hitting some
shots as symbols that see here a few shots trying to hold that balance that’s
all you do now if you finding that you’re doing that and you’re not the
balance is a little bit tricky you might be like Anthony down till he found it
tricky to start with because what was happening was is he was still trying to
go forward as opposed to no throw the club throw the club on an AK here allow
the body to naturally rotate club goes out bum goes back or hips go back they
go like this yeah that either more AK you get the more your body works like
this ease it they bounce this is going to move all over the place yeah so he
started to throw the club backwards and forwards after that he simply
gradually took their similar feelings felt the dot here imagined played it
played around with that dot notice where it was moving noticed that alignment and
hey presto simple as that ball striking site to improve it really really just
work so I hope you enjoyed this video and I really hope it helps you improve
your ball strike it’s certain did for Anton it’s a very simple one be patient
with it go through the system don’t rush through this process take the drill
throw the club build it in gradually and you’ll really really help your pretty
game so I hope you enjoy this new video if you did give it a thumbs up maybe
share it with some of your friends who could benefit from some better ball
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65 thoughts on “How To Hit the Ball Then The Turf With Your Irons – Magic Drill”

  1. Jose María S. Orviz says:

    Great video Danny ¡¡¡

  2. Jatinder Kandola says:

    Danny I watch a lot of YouTube golf videos… but yours are by far the most helpful and give the best tips/advice. Can I please ask for a tutorial on how to hit a 3-4 iron and why people have such a drop off in consistency compared to even a 5? Thank you once again

  3. Nic Ted says:

    Great swing thoughts Danny you make it look so easy and love the dot thing great lesson.

  4. Julian Roberts says:

    Loving this I've all of a sudden started suffering with distance I'm pretty sure this video explains why. I've always struggled with swaying its a habit i can quickly fall back into if not reminded. Thanks as always, next year big things ahead for me one of which is coming down to visit you for a weekend.

  5. wolf gang says:

    Best online teacher

  6. wayne kelly says:

    Brilliant tip. I found my wrists flicking yesterday and not catching the ball sweetly. This will help me loads

  7. Shahrir Resad says:

    Very useful video..thank you

  8. Pietro Cardente says:

    Hey Danny,
    Great video, as usual. How about some tips about playing in wet and muddy conditions? You can’t always place the ball and I end up slapping the ball. Thanks

  9. Youngsun Kim says:

    amazing drill. Danny

  10. Gerry Waneck says:

    Most of your videos cover fixes for problems that I myself have. This is another one. Balance is a big issue for me. This looks like a great drill to try when I practice this week. Thanks Danny.

  11. Paul Clews says:

    A lot of Rotary Swing teacher’s would do well watching this as they make the mistake of believing the handle is held on to passed the body, which is a fallacy…

    On another subject, Dan, could you not undertake some school’s more central as you could not be further away, mate?!

  12. David Pollard says:

    Danny another great video, Really working hard on the last two videos and love the swing thought of "Club to body head to ball" Together with my coach its creating fantastic results and when I get it right the 7 iron is carrying 150 yds rather than 125 yds. Looking forward to trying the drill next week on my golfing holiday.

  13. Bruce Mercier says:

    Heading out for a round this morning, now leaving even earlier to work this drill prior to tee.
    Thanks Danny !
    Happy Weekend

  14. Chris M says:

    Hi Danny,

    I have stopped watching swing videos as they seem to make me worse due to all the conflicting advice on YouTube etc,

    With that being said, I'd love to see some videos from you on:
    Course management
    ball above and below feet
    Uphill downhill lie
    Hitting from the rough (not the swing, but the thoughts, what club, Where's it going etc)

    Cheers 👍

  15. James Lewis says:

    Danny boy 👍

  16. dobro890 says:

    Danny great drill also helps keep the right shoulder back whilst getting the hips working cheers have a great weekend and keep up the good work chris

  17. Gary Knight says:

    You're way too advanced for me sorry cobba. Wish I'd have watched your videos 20 years ago when my handicap was in the teens 😔

  18. Dion Williams says:

    I use this tip for practice swings, has helped me massively, the feed back is instant !!

  19. Neil King says:

    Superb video Danny. Absolutely highlights my problem. Off to the practice ground I go

  20. Jim Witt says:

    Nice drill, I will definitely give it a try today. Keep up the great content!

  21. Bill Hurt says:

    Great drill. Thanks Danny.

  22. Alan Thistlethwaite says:

    When we were kids we were taught to get timing hit balls with our feet tight together.

  23. Ben Howard says:

    Thanks, this is maybe the best advice I have had in a long time.

  24. Roli Rivelino says:

    Danny Maude: bio mechanical genius 🙂

  25. Stephen Rankin says:

    Great stuff
    Thanks Danny

  26. charlie arnold says:

    Another interesting lesson and will have a practice next week. Keep up the great work.

  27. Leonard Dzubow says:

    Another incredibly helpful video. Just to clarify- when you throw the club out as you describe, how is this different from casting and does it modify the idea of the lower body initiating the downswing?

  28. ian koch says:

    describes me to a tee, thanks for this drill , will practice tomorrow, cheers

  29. Steve Surples says:

    Hi Danny another great video, but I am now going to set you a challenge. And I mean a big challenge.
    I've been playing golf now on and off for the past twenty odd years in between an active football life. I am now in my late fifties and has you can imagine given up the football, but not without carrying a few injuries. To be honest my left knee is knackered and after a few key hole operations, there's not a lot left other than a knee replacement. I love the game of golf but over the past few years seem to be going backwards. Its more of a physical thing than mental, as my knee weakens as I near the back nine holes. Can you recommend anything that can assist to take the weight transfer off my left side during the ball strike, but still maintaining a positive ball strike? I have heard you can perform miracles so hit me with one buddy. Ha ha ha

  30. Bradley Adams says:

    Great tip. Can't wait to practice this drill. Thanks Danny!! Love your videos

  31. adam dutton says:

    I'm off to driveing range later I'm defo give this a go for sure

  32. Les Simmo says:

    They don’t make enough superlatives to describe your in depth instruction. I had an instructor tell me to do the stork drill leaving out the reason for my constant loss of balance, (the most important part). I will utilize this drill with more relish for success now, cheers number one! Question, when teeing off with something other than driver eg 3 wood how is ball position chosen? A quandary I suffer with on a long par 3 daily. Go the foxes!

  33. Bill Switzer says:

    As always, brilliant mate! Oh course, your advice today also helps us seniors with our balance. When you mentioned that you, "throw the club", it reminded me of shameful times that I threw the club. Not exactly what you were talking about. My poor golf was not the clubs fault, so if possible, the club should have thrown me! Cheers!

  34. Mark Allen says:

    This is exactly what I'm doing wrong. Sometimes when i take a shot on the course I fall back and i can even feel myself doing it. Need to practice this three dot system.

  35. 00muttley says:

    Hi Danny, I love the fact that after only five or six hours since this video's release, you already have over 6000 views! Brilliant mate. If you ever need any more assurance take that as a great compliment – you make all the difference to many people's golf game, mine included. Your advice, guidance and training is excellent and your delivery always professional and friendly (I always feel that my mate Danny is giving me a personal lesson😀👍). You've made so many improvements to my game and I'm very grateful. Thank you and best wishes from Northern Ireland (Portstewart GC).

  36. Discus Me says:

    very useful drill…very good point regarding the pivot…now i understand!

  37. Joseph Marolla says:

    What I love about Danny is how all the videos are really connected to one another. Once you understand his basic philosophy you can almost predict what he is going to say. So each video builds on the next one. You simplify the swing as much as anyone and the result is simply trying to remember one feeing or two which is a lot easier than 10 positions. Just love your videos and at 71 I am now hitting drives consistently between 265-285 by simply throwing the clubhead and maintaining posture and alignment. My irons are getting better based on the dot idea but I will return to the right leg back drill to help me stay over the ball.

  38. Clouds Rain says:

    Hey Danny first off, IT s my Bday! I used to do this drill long ago. Will do it again now next time at range. This should be called Tune up drill. You da man Danny, xxlnt.

  39. Jan Jarvie says:

    Love your videos. Easy, effective instructions. Thanks!

  40. Ken B says:

    Another excellent swing drill…Thank You !!

  41. Mike Diehl says:

    Can't wait to try this out. Thanks Danny

  42. Petiteapple says:

    Another great video; will employ this exercise ASAP! Love watching videos from your archives which have helped my game more so than live instruction. I was wondering if you could do another video on how to read greens. I have a difficult time determining how the ball will break which adds so many strokes to my game.

  43. Malcolm Carr says:

    Have often practiced with feet together to make me aware of balance but now looking forward to adding the foot behind training to improve further. May be of interest, I do occasionally play a shot with feet together on the course to refocus myself if I’ve hit a couple of loose shots or for a short pitch as it tends to reduce my swing/distance in a consistent way

  44. Seamus Toomey says:

    Have to agree with wolf gang, best online golf teacher, my go to man when I need help

  45. Kim Hannemann says:

    "You're sometimes unable to transfer that knowledge into better ball striking …" No, shit, Danny! Thanks for the vid, it helps.

  46. Javed Akhtar says:

    Danny you made it very simple to learn golf swing

  47. Robert Dickson says:

    Great stuff Danny , troons getting murdered tomorrow 🤣🤞

  48. 9tube1 says:

    Perfect Danny! Can’t wait to do this as well as “throwing the club out” to stop hitting the ground and striking all irons off the toe. Thank you!!!

  49. MV Whity says:

    This channel is the holy bible for all middle and high HCPs. 👍

  50. Jim Allegro says:

    I cant wait to try this out. Your instruction is enthusiastic and keeps the viewer paying very close attention. The drills are very helpful and when you work at them, actually allow you to see results on the range and on the course. Keep up the excellent work.

  51. Leroy Browell says:

    Excellent. I know I’ve been guiding my swing. I’ll get my game back eventually (64 yrs old) with your help. Thanks!

  52. Ralph Brown says:

    Danny, thank you for the video. You offer great mental pictures that translate to motion, which is helpful for the swing mechanics.

  53. Ron Buoscio says:

    Best explanation of throwing the club into the hitting zone. GOOD visualization with lining up the dots.

  54. stewman607 says:

    You are the BEST Danny!!! Thanks for all your help. All your videos make a seemingly complicated issue and solve it with any easy repeatable fix. Awesome!

  55. Rick Postma says:

    Each time another piece of the puzzle! Well done Danny, i love your teaching videos.

  56. Saad Ur-Rehman says:

    Thanks Danny – Brilliant

  57. Bruce Shearer says:

    Danny. What do you think about swinging the Orange Whip with the split foot drill. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  58. MVDV says:

    Wish I saw this vid before my driving range session today. Four buckets of pure frustration! I notice my backward lean but somehow can not prevent it. The logic of this drill will surely sort that out. Thanks Danny! Just one question, does this work for all clubs? Driver and Wedges as well?

  59. Sven z says:

    I am sure you watched me on the range struggling with exactly that kind of too much side to side hip movement so you decided to make this video for me! Right? 😉

    Another great video. Thank you

  60. Garry Wilcox says:

    Again Magic if you had a half hour weekly show on golf channel I'd be a scratch golfer and a faithful watcher.

  61. Roger L says:

    You have done it again! Another Great lesson. That was exactly what I have been doing and I never realized that I was flipping at the ball because I was moving my body incorrectly. You have made a complex problem simple. Nobody teaches the game as well as you! I can’t wait to try this the next time I play.

  62. David Kinnear says:

    Brilliant video can’t wait to try it! Top tip as always 👍😃

  63. ScottoSoHotto82 says:

    Great vid Danny and 200K subscribers! Congrats! What does it mean if I still fat the shot using that drill lol? I swear…I'm cursed.

  64. JVcity05 says:


  65. Larry Vawter says:

    Honestly at the beginning I wasn't understanding what you were trying to get across . Then the light came on and oh I see . Just proper rotation …Right ? . That Palms down drill is still something I use almost everyday . do about 50 reps then take it further in a follow thru . helps my rotation tremendously . BTW my wife still laughs at me for doing it …Its all good

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