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IRON SWING BASICS – 3 TIPS TO STRIKE YOUR IRONS

IRON SWING BASICS – 3 TIPS TO STRIKE YOUR IRONS


HI everyone Danny Maude here thanks for
joining us this week I want to strip the golf swing back to his bare essentials what
three things could you do right now that could make a dramatic change to your
golf swing maybe you’re finding that maybe you feel
like you’ve lost your golf swing maybe there’s so much advice out there
where do you start well this week’s very interesting because my wife after 20
years has decided that she wants to pick up golf for the first time so we had a
very first lesson and what was really interesting is when we started she can
add in a star very well you know just like most people who would be playing
for years she looked very uncoordinated she had a very wristy swing with her
club head waving around almost impossible to get the consistent
striking and a squareness of club face not only that she was moving a body around
left and right all over the place and the question is how do I get somebody
like that playing and swinging well without cluttering their head full
of stuff well in this week’s training I get I’m going to give you the three
things that I gave Laura and I know that know whether you’re a beginner go for
somebody who’s kind of just wants something simple to improve that swing
this week’s training will be really really useful so before we get into it
though if you’re new to a channel and this is one of your first videos
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week so I can come and help you improve your game so where did we start with
Laura first and how could you start well the very first thing is clearly set up
like a lot of people when Laura died she kind of wasn’t realizing that this was a
sport so the first thing we got to do is get in through very simple into a nice
athletic position initially so what I did was the I played this little game
we’ve used this before if you if you’re regular to the channel is imagine you’re
getting yourself set up here and you’re coming at me and you’re getting it and
I’m gonna come at you and you’re gonna brace yourself so you get yourself ready
that’s the first thing you’ve got to get those athleticism here we’re not stood
up like this you know you’re ready I’m gonna come at you and you’re gonna stop
me yeah so the first thing is we want to have a
athleticism checkpoints we want to look for in this situation here if you hang a
club down from your armpit here it kind of wants to be running through the front
part of your knee down into the balls of your feet and you want to feel out your
shins here are angled forward so there’s just simply an athleticism to what
you’re doing and that is it so the first thing we did with Laura is simply
getting into a nice athletic position did that make a change not really but it
give us a starting point and it’s where you anyone should start to play golf
very few people when they come to see me ever set up in this athletic position
they want to be more powerful they want to be more consistent but they just
can’t until they get this that’s the step number one number two we then said
look when she started she simply just swung with her arms and what was
happening here is this these shoulders are moving a lot I see this a lot but
nothing’s moving around here so I I talked to her about moving the core and
when I view but you know what none of that really seemed to work either so
well what do we do how do we get this swing more coordinated now why do we
want to be more coordinated well if you’re swinging with your arms like this
you can see here there’s no real power so you lose power the other thing is if
the Cubs waving around a lot like this it’s opening and closing a lot so it’s
very difficult to get that Club back to square straight so you can hit
those lovely straight shots so what we want to achieve is a more controlled
motion where look at that that face of the club now is what we call more stable
it’s not welting around all over the place so what I want you to do is
imagine this I want you to work out we’ve got to work out how are we gonna
get this lovely coordinated motion how could you go about doing this
with Laura what I did was this I actually got her to move the feet so I
got it to set ok right what do I do now though I want to make a swing and wait
to move the feet but actually doing this I want you to stay very centered here so
like a lot of people she’s got to move backwards and forwards yeah and we don’t
want to we want to stay nice and center sir she’s
started to move backwards and forwards because now our hips are moving her
tummy moves because the tummy moves her shoulders move now look at this now the
swing is more coordinated when I feet were just planted to the deck
this was frozen this midriffs was frozen and all she was doing was making a
shoulder motion this is I see this a lot if you find that you get stuck inside a
lot this is often the reason the arms are working a hell of a lot
none of this midriffs working great for senior golfers this as well great for
people who need that extra bit of flexibility but you’ve got to get that
core working so we’ve got her in a balanced position we’ve got a host
pivoting backwards and for she said it’s like freaky shaky Stephens but we’re
just moving backwards and forwards staying very centered but as she was
doing this the club is still wafting around so we’re getting progress but
we’re not really kind of getting any at this stage any improvements in the
strike so she’s getting the freedom we’re getting some coordination now in
the actual golf swing and we’ve got some athleticism in the posture but this club
is still wafting she’s got coordination but the clubs all over the place move on
to stage number three now this wasn’t something that we came up with
straightaway it took a while so we went again learning to strip the swing down
to his bare essentials it’s quite tricky so that is right okay what I want to do
now is this I want you to clench your fists I want to put your thumbs up here
okay see ya you’re bending forward and then what we’re going to do is this I
want you to make that hip movement I don’t want you get your thumbs now
parallel with your spine angle here so we’re going to do one two and what we’re
gonna do with backwards and forwards now keeping those arms and the thumbs power
with a spine oh no look at this they’re very close to each other all time
backwards and forwards now look look at how much more coordinate this is
announcin lee the club isn’t waving around anymore she’s now getting the
sensation of this wonderfully coordinated motion now when we first
started it she’d still move a bit side to side so we said just keep imagining
your centerline here okay so then she started to feel like a core was working
as well so now we go so we’ve got that Martian
going backwards and forwards I then said take the club same principle take it in
your strongest hand so she’s right-handed you could if you’re if you
play golf right handy but your strongest has left hunting you can do it in your
left but take the club now in your strongest hand mine’s my right I’m gonna
put my thumb up here close my fist get into a nice athletic balance position
and then what we’re going to do is this we’re going to then pivot the body
backwards and forwards here with the hips keeping the thumbs look there and
then now notice it’s just a very small swing at this stage okay
we’re learning to get their coordination backwards and forwards
I then said okay what peg a ball upon a tee and so let’s imagine that now so
what you’re going to do is you’re going to mixed up the swing with you with us
feet backwards and forwards just imagining those thumbs up here and here
someone – now we’ve got yourself set small a little swing one two no real big
hits at this stage just tapping it forward okay just literally chipping all
we’re trying to do is get the sensation of this movement so pivot to the right
pivot to the left there’s no strikes at the stage it’s just literally getting a
sensation of the body moving right left nothing fancy but she’s going away and I
was a little bit impatient she wants to smash the ball so we and most people
want to hit a bit further down there right so how do you then from that
position start to build it up well we said right from here what we’re gonna do
is this she’s got the body moves you got the hips movement her body started to
coordinate now the final bit here in the piece of jigsaw it’s from there she
simply moves the thumbs up to a 45 degree position here so it’s here power
with spine 45 now the mistakes she made a note earlier she went here I went and
lifted that’s not what we’re after we’re simply going to get to here and move the
thumbs to 45 and that then simply creates the extra bit of power because
something when she gets to here all then is that okay so that was the final
piece of the jigsaw here and suddenly we started to see this more coordinated
powerful swing now let’s show you how we gradually built this up so we’ve got our
posture in place we’ve got the legs pivoting here this is the summary so let
the load pipping that gets the core working but we’ve got to get those hands
more coordinated thumbs up here one two one two you could go one two three one
two three this will get your feeling what’s going
with the hands and then bit by bit we said don’t be perfect now don’t have to
be perfect do you want to start small start there
move those feet for you like coordination one two and away we go one
two I know where we go well you’ve got to remember most people who are
struggling at this game they just stay to still so in golf we need this balance
between control yes but also mobility most people are
literally like this they’re rock solid they’ve got maximum control but they’ve
got no control of the ball because they just stills to stiffen to to still and
then like Laura you’ve got somebody who’s out of control just moving around
all over the place you need to marry those two things together so you have
control and dynamism all in one so we’ve got the balance you’ve got the freedom
of the core you free up this core you’re then free up coordination finally you’ve
got the club control of this club here with a thumbs always matching the spine
and backwards and forwards like this flick the RIC or the thumbs now 2:45
back into position here back to square and then through and then away you go
that was session 1 we’re going to share more of large progress put it live
actually on camera at some stage but these are the three fundamentals that
would really get your game going simple as that hope you enjoyed the training if
you did give it a thumbs up maybe share it with somebody else I maybe share with
a few beginners who are looking at getting started of course use the
channel come and subscribe so I can see you next week but until next week have a
great golfing week

Comments (91)

  1. Great tips here Danny, so important to find simple concepts to help newbie golfers and not overwhelm them with too much. Keeping it simple and short is the best approach, that way they take the information in and can apply it. Cheers

  2. Hello Danny from Toronto Canada. Big fan of your videos.

  3. Hope you made a video of her before and after Danny

  4. Great video Danny, appreciate the effort you put in to provide weekly content. Great for newbies, also might revisit the basics again after seeing this. 👍🏻

  5. Amazing lesson!! Sent it to my wife of 21yrs who started golfing recently. This will help for sure. You're the best on the net, keep it up!!

  6. Another good video Danny, have sent to my grandson I am sure it will help and encourage him tremendously , also good to have a review of the basis for myself cheers and have a great week chris

  7. Got up early to see your lesson today. I am seeing myself just a couple of weeks ago here…. its amazing how you show us these basics and how good it feels to put this into action! Go ahead Laura! ✌️👍

  8. Another great video Danny, your other vid using the belt buckle drill does the trick as well. Many thanks.

  9. This is the best beginner lesson and explanation of how to swing I've ever seen, and I have probably watched thousands of golf videos on YouTube trying to figure out the golf swing. The way u simplify things is really amazing. I have learned a lot from your videos. Thank you for doing it.

  10. Hi dan how would set alignment sticks up? Does the one by your feet point at the target or does the other one point at the target

  11. Great video Danny

  12. 教练好!我来了!可惜就是不太听的懂!

  13. 我以前教练也是这样教!身体前倾很大!我年纪大吃不消😄

  14. Now that is the BEST explanation for the basic golf swing I have evr seen and I am 71. you are without a doubt the TOP teacher Danny Maude

  15. Danny you are the best teacher I'v seen on YouTube. I was struggling with my swing a couple of weeks ago and since watching you're channel my swing is much better, you explain it so well and make it easy to follow thanks.

  16. If I move so much back and and forth and lifting left foot , i will top the ball.

  17. Is it good for driver and hybrids?

  18. Excellent summary. Wishi had seen this video 50 years ago

  19. 2 mins in… GET ON WITH IT

  20. Very very helpful! Many thans for that! One of the most difficult things for me is ( i started playing golf 5 month ago) to get this „rotation thing“ explained. Your video finally got me to the point, where i understood what to do! So many pros tell you „ simply“ rotate your hips and shouders, but there is – and so many struggle with it – nothing simple at all, it is a damn task to get this coordinated to finally get a good contact with the ball and then the turf – but thats another story 😀

  21. I like your natural approach to the swing. It makes more sense from a practical perspective.

  22. The most amazing part of this video is that your wife has only just realised that with you as a husband, she should be playing golf! 😂😎

  23. *Danny Maude:* My wife has recently taken up golf after 20 years, and I'm coaching her.

    *Laura Maude: – * Wins Women's Open next year.

    😀

  24. Danny you have a great and simple way to teach this beautiful game!!! 😊

  25. Thank you soooo much! I felt like you were speaking “to me.” I had to laugh… I’ve had two lessons so far and am having the EXACT issues as your wife lol….AND the impatience🤣🤨! Appreciate your breaking down the steps S-L-O-W-L-Y…. please continue each phase….I’ll be watching 👀!!

  26. Hi Danny, me being a senior golfer really enjoy these vids.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  27. Danny, this is a great video for beginners also for people like me who tend to fall into bad habits without realising it!
    It's a brilliant way to get back to basics. You are a great teacher too. You make everything so easy to understand. Thanks Danny.

  28. This is probably the best lesson you've posted Danny. Any time I get frustrated or confused with my golf I always come back to your videos and 9 times out of ten I get the lightbulb moment I need to progress, thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  29. Thank you Danny from South Africa 🇿🇦 a good basic reminder on swinging the club xx brilliant

  30. Danny, not only are you a brilliant coach, you're an incredibly brave man teaching your wife how to play golf. My wife, fortunately, has no desire to play golf and it's a good thing. She is the most competitive person I know. If she played, it would be "Golf Wars"!!! Great lesson of the basics. We can all use them from time to time. Your comment about your wife being a little impatient with learning golf, I think that's a pretty common thing. Many people that don't play think that golf can't be that hard, it's not a real sport. Thanks, for what you do. Cheers!

  31. Always great videos Danny!!
    Started playing golf again after 40 plus years away from the game. Your videos have helped in many ways!! Thank you!!
    Cheers,
    Charlie

  32. It would be helpful to see how the lessons progressed, from no golf to hitting and playing with you.

  33. Nice video ! Must be fun in the Maude home, 2 adults in athletic position ready to grab each other ! Laura is fortunate with such a teacher & husband !

  34. Bonjour, I 'm a french Canadian and I like your tips so much but, everytime I follow a lesson, the pro tell me that I'm to close to my ball but I can't hit with the ball farer and by the way, I hit quite well close to the ball, the mishit is that I cut the ball sometimes. Do you have a drill to help me? Je vous remercie.

  35. Hi Danny, this is GREAT! Ironically, my wife of 19 years just told me she wanted to learn as well a couple months ago. She loves watching you and we will implement this lesson today! Yes, we would love to see you training Laura as it would surely help my wife. Danny you ate the best!

  36. Great lesson. I sent to my ex-wife, who divorced me after I tried to tell her how to play golf! 😂⛳🏌

  37. Great video. I have a question I am right handed when looking at video of my swing my left arm is clasping on the through swing do you have a drill and/or video I could use to correct this?

  38. You're a braver man than I,Gunga Din.

  39. If it’s not simple for most players especially novice golfers ⛳️they won’t do it. Brilliant here.

  40. Back to basic, great lesson!

  41. Learning to move the core is the magic that remains elusive Danny. I saw your suggestion about moving the feet but it's tough

  42. Great information no matter your skill level, they're called Fun damentals for a reason swinging in a barrel the ole Hogan tip Fundamental

  43. Love this lesson. I've been having trouble getting my swing back after a cardiac event in March and am very frustrated. Can't wait to practice these moves and get back to basics. Would love to see the before and after videos of Laura's swing to see how these drills worked for a beginner.

  44. Danny , I'm 71 and have golfed since 15. I have never been a consistent solid ball striker. I found this lesson to be very informative. I am one of those golfers with a stuck, lazy core. When my arms are at waist high on the back swing my belly is pretty much still facing the ball. Then I drop my left shoulder and turn my back to the pin. This video has really helped me with the concept of total body coordination. I see your left heel is coming up off the ground on the back swing. Is this acceptable for a senior golfer? I can't wait to give it a go at the range. Thanks for your videos sir.

  45. Well done, Danny, great lesson. Good luck with tuition for the wife, you must have the patience of a saint!!! I also think its important to have plenty of practice swings, before playing.

  46. Dangerous business, Danny, trying to teach your wife! Good time to call in a favor from a colleague!

  47. Can I ask for some advice off the tee, I'm a high handicapper and looking for 200 carry off the tee. I have two choices and wondered which you think would be the most consistent, a full 4 iron or do you think a slower driver swing could be a way forward.. My third option could be a fitted orka hybrid(did not get my current clubs fitted) but heard great things and being a hybrid and fitted maybe a good choice..

  48. Hi Danny,
    Don’t envy you teaching your wife, mine started at the tender age of 70. After a few weeks and some lessons from me I decided that if we were going to stay married she would need to get lessons from a golf pro. 😀
    I have spent fifty years rolling my forearms and whipping my hands inside, I’ve had literally hundreds of lessons and as soon as I get on the course I’m back to my old habit.
    I saw the thumbs up drill a few weeks ago and a light came on, I do it in the house for 10 minutes every day and it’s revolutionised my game.
    I’m hitting everything as straight as the proverbial frozen rope, but the major benefit has been it’s stopped me from having hundreds of swing thoughts and trying to hit positions.

  49. Your videos so easy and simple . I practice your drills . the hard part is to relax and just do it on the course

  50. The first step to a divorce is telling your wife what to do! 🙂

  51. Great tip Danny didn’t see any bruises on your noggin must have went well lol hope it helped her

  52. Can't wait to see the live training

  53. My wife and I love this video! We do hope Laura will let you video her progress. She will be taught by one of the best golf teachers in the UK!

  54. Danny, On your "Effortless Golf Swing? 3 Drills, you appear to coil the upper torso against a stable base, whereas these drills says turn you hips on the backswing. Am I right?

  55. You forgot the Grip of the club and where to place the ball before you start trying to hit it

  56. Cracking lesson Danny this has to be one of my favourites i dont know how you keep coming up with new stuff but I'm glad you do. As always many thanks

  57. 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  58. Another great instructional video, definitely the best on the tube, keep up the good work Danny

  59. Danny Boi!! When she kicks you out of the house you can come and live with us. Promise you'll be safe, we live in sweden!!😂😀😂

  60. Very interesting and informative Danny! Also thank you for my lesson this week. The long journey was worth it. It was really helpful and helped to give me far more freedom. From now on being more athletic will be my priority! It was great to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again.

  61. Number one, your crazy! Stay married get her another teacher. Thumb drill is better taught using the Vijay method, place golf gloves under her arms this gives the perfect swing thought. As usual you are the best married swing coach out there don’t mess up.

  62. Thanks Danny great year loads of improvement much thanks for all the tips please keep them coming

  63. perfect video,,,,looks so easy…

  64. every week you seem to do a video that is relevant to me 👍. lost my swing recently so this weeks was good timing.

  65. Tell Laura I love her it’s helping me 😁

  66. a monumental task (teaching your wife)my friend Danny you are Amazing 👍

  67. Bloody brilliant video Danny!!.. finally found a video that makes sense for what I’m trying to achieve. Hopefully gain a bit more control and consistency using these tips 👍🏼

  68. So which one of you 2 is going to pay for the divorce lawyer?
    Teaching you wife to play golf is worse than teaching her to drive. You poor poor man, good luck🍺

  69. I've heard you emphasize assuming an athletic stance in other videos as well but never really internalized it's meaning until this weekend, first on the range and then on the course. What a difference it made with every club in my bag. This was a genuine "ah-ha" moment for me and is now my core setup move. Many thanks!

  70. Danny, would love for you to consider doing a video on those of us battling early extension issues. Thanks for considering

  71. This is a brilliant video. I am what’s left of a young lady, over 70 and a new golfer. I tested this drill out on the par 3 course this morning and it works. I hope you do something similar for the driver. Thank you so much.

  72. Don't you keep your body ahead of the arms on the downswing

  73. My problem forever Great lesson like to see part 2!!!

  74. good stuff👍🏻

  75. Yes Danny please show us the golf lessons with your wife. I think it would be a hoot watching you tip toeing around.. 🙂

  76. Man, I love your tutorials, already making me a better player and I've watched two videos!

  77. Hi Danny, hope you read this. I am a large golfer 6.2 19 stone. I have problems getting my body to do what you ask. Could you explain how the larger golfers should compensate to get a strong swing . Cheers.

  78. No waffle in this explanation. So good how Danny is clear building the drills. This really helps with getting a swing back that seems to have an 'awkward mind of its own'. Got to strking using the core again with balance and a coordinating swing.

  79. Thumbs up to the thumbs up drill, appears to be working well.

  80. I wish I started my golf this way 🙂

  81. Great tips as usual Danny. I've always had a problem rotating (playing over 50 years currently off 9) and always had an in-to-out path with hands out-racing the body (out of synch). I've recently found a great way to "feel" the rotation and synch up the swing. I focussed on moving weight to right heel on the backswing and left heel at impact. Speaking out loud whilst hitting balls "right heel", "left heel". This seemed to instantly fix my rotation. The club seemed to automatically move around my body rather than in to out. This improved impact and direction.

  82. Making it look easy Danny can’t wait to take this to the range. Looks like that club face stays square a lot longer than being flippy with the hands

  83. Start by throwing a 3-4kg medicine ball sideways. This will give you a fantastic golf swing.

  84. Danny my wife is trying to find the courage to start and this will be the perfect first video for her to watch. If you do make some videos with your wife I think it can boost beginners confidence everywhere. I'm sure my wife could use a role model just starting out. Thanks as always. You are the most enjoyable and easy to follow golf tips on youtube!

  85. Thanks Danny! Appreciate the effort you put in to provide weekly content for us!
    I would love to see a video about getting depth in the backswing, since I've been playing for a couple of years, without knowing about this concept, and I most likley come from over the top (beeing a typical slicer 😉 )
    Thank you Danny!

  86. Are we going to see Laura's swing,for demonstration purposes, or might she be camera shy?

  87. Danny.. you the best ….man.
    Your wife wants to play golf after 20 years?
    Is this wise?
    How much do you value your marriage?
    Laura☺️🤔⭐

  88. Do you offer on line lessons Danny?

  89. I am italian don"t speak eng very good english. But if you can understand, o will ask you e question. Why i do a very good back swing but i am not able to finish my stroke. My freinds says is like i hava a big wall at my left. Thank
    For the answer

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