A Top 100 Teacher-approved swing thought to help you hit crispy iron shots

Last week, GOLF.com partnered with our friends over at Skillest for a first-of-its-kind live lesson exclusively for InsideGOLF members. In the more than hourlong session, GOLF Top 100 Teacher Drew Steckel, who teaches numerous Tour players, and rising star in coaching Alex Riggs broke down a number of different students’ golf swings, and gave them some tips to improve.

The next session will take place on August 31st and is again available only to InsideGOLF members, which you can sign up for right here.

During the first session, a clip of which you can watch above, a golfer came to Drew and Alex hoping to hit his shots a little further. His problem he suspected, was that he was throwing the club too early in the downswing, and he was right. That’s when Drew offered a swing thought to help fix it.

Feel your grip pressure lighten in transition

“If you lighten your grip pressure in transition, you can feel the club set, which would get the club to lag,” Steckel says. “A lot of people think that to get the club to lag, they need to cup their wrist. But when you do this, you almost want to feel it loading into your right hand.”

By feeling like your grip pressure lightens in transition, you’ll allow the weight of the club to fall more behind you. That, as fellow GOLF Top 100 Teacher Chris Como demonstrates in the pictures below (and writes about here), increases the angle in your wrists, which will create more power.

Allow the club to fall behind you in transition

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Luke Kerr-Dineen

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.