Brian’s Video Golf Tips – Hit Your Long Irons Higher, Straighter, & Longer

Brian's Video Golf Tips - Hit Your Long Irons Higher, Straighter, & Longer

In this video Brian Johnson, PGA Teaching Professional at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids, IA, explains why longer irons are more difficult to hit and how two simple tips will bring more…

Distance from the Golf Ball Tip: How to Properly Address the Golf Ball Every Time

Visit to learn more about training for a career in golf at National University Golf Academy. Ken Green, Golf Instructor at Aviara Golf Academy, explains how to…

19 Responses to “Brian’s Video Golf Tips – Hit Your Long Irons Higher, Straighter, & Longer”

  • moreme40:

    Good explanation 

  • National University Golf Academy:

    Thank you for the kind words riverace7.

  • Ty Cooper:

    Question. It appears that for the irons, the sole is level with the ground,
    and I can imagine that the grooves on the face are perfectly horizontal.
    But with that driver, it looks to me that the toe is pointing a little up
    at address. Is that the case? I have the same driver, and the toe points up
    a little unless I choke up on the grip. I can’t decide if it is ok for the
    toe to point up, or if it is better to choke up on the grip.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    You’re very welcome, Darryl.

  • sportsmc3:

    I disagree. I am a straight ball hitter, so I like to have the toe level
    with the rest of the face. I imagine a pro golfer wants to hits fades or
    draws or whatever, so they may adjust how the bottom of the face tilts on
    the ground, especially with mid range irons like a 5 or 6. Also, I am not a
    pro instructor, so I don’t have textbook form or vast experience golfing,
    but as Arnie says, swing your swing.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    You’re very welcome, kimtom30, and thank you for the kind words.

  • b0bmarley3333:

    hey thanks a lot for the video, definitely like this tip

  • Craig P:

    Thanks Ken for a very useful pre-shot routine tip.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    … the sole flat on the ground. This can cause issues with grip and
    posture. Yes, you need to “swing your swing” but what if your swing hits
    the ball into the trees and houses? Or has many moving parts and
    inefficient motions that it is hard to time consistently through impact? Or
    doesn’t let you hit the shots you want to hit? Hit a small draw for more
    distance instead of a weak fade for instance. Arnold Palmer, Jim Furyk,
    Ricky Fowler, Kenny Perry, Tommy Gainy, Bubba Watson …


    The missing key for a consistent swing.

  • ChrisK42:

    I understand it now, but I still like the other way to address the ball
    better. HELLO BALL!

  • Darryl Meenan:

    Perfect thanks for the video

  • National University Golf Academy:

    … and Paul Azinger all have unique swings and have some visible
    idiosyncrasies. But they all have had those swings for many years and spent
    countless hours working on their game so they are able to time their
    motions through impact. Every one of them also has good fundamentals that
    go along with the idiosyncrasies in their motion. Solid grip, stable base,
    balanced body motion, good swing plane and path, and good sequencing
    forward through the ball.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    Hello Ty. The toe of the club should actually be slightly up on all of the
    clubs at address. When the club is swinging at speed, the centrifugal force
    is pulling away from the center of the swing. This forces the hands away
    from the body. If you look at the tour players at address and at impact
    from a down the line view, you will see that their hands are a bit higher
    at impact than where they started.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    Hello sportsmc3. We most definitely want the sole flat on the ground
    through impact. Because of the factors described earlier, most players need
    the toe SLIGHTLY up at address. However, everyone is different. Most
    important is to be fit for your lie angles while hitting balls and not
    while just in set up or taking practice swings. An issue that comes up is
    when a player is fit for clubs with upright lies because of their swing,
    but then they start trying to address the ball with …

  • National University Golf Academy:

    In addition, Ty, there is also shaft deflection, which is a slight bending
    of the shaft down because of the weight of the club head and centrifugal
    force. Thank you and I hope this makes sense.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    My pleasure, b0bmarley3333, and thank you for the kind words.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    Our pleasure.

  • National University Golf Academy:

    Golfers that don’t play as much actually need their swings to be more
    efficient than the tour players.