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Thin Shot to the Right


You hit a 3-iron off of the tee a little thin and off towards the right of a tight fairway.


You were likely trying to steer the clubhead at impact and therefore preventing a free release. You need to uncock your hands fully at impact because if they do not, the clubface could be a little open and will make contact a little high on the ball.


Try this drill to practice releasing your hands, arms, and club at impact. Use a 5-iron and set up in your normal stance. Drop your backhand down so that your hands are a few inches apart and then swing. You should instantly feel the proper sensation of your backhand and forearm crossing over your forward hand during impact. You will find that you will hit more shots from the sweet spot of your driver if you practice adding this releasing action into your swing.

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