If you struggle with inconsistent ball striking with your irons and you have either the Early Release or Hanging Back swing faults, then you need to continue reading because we may have the secret on how to strike your irons better than ever.

As you know, both of these swing faults encourage the bottom of the arc of your down swing to bottom out before the ball.

So what if we were to say to you that you can reduce this effect on your contact by actually introducing something to your golf swing which would be considered a fault by many people?

Bear with me on this. So if we know that the bottom of the arc is too far behind the ball, what if we where to simply move your body positions more toward the target through out the set up, back swing and then impact?

So instead of going for a 50-50-weight distribution at set up (Picture 1) why not lean slightly towards the target? (Picture 2)


Also, instead of working towards loading the majority of weight into your trail side at the top of the back swing (Picture 3) you worked on staying more centered over the ball by feeling you where actually leaning more on your lead side at the top of the back swing? (Picture 4)


By leaning your weight more towards the target through the set up, back swing and impact you will help to counteract the Early Release and the Hanging Back swing faults.

Now I know these moves may not be “text book” but they will improve your ball striking and always think, the ball doesn’t know where your weight is distributed!

It only understands what hits the ball, and if it’s the ball first as opposed to the ground before the ball then your ball striking will be more consistent than ever and your ball flight will be amazing.


There can be pitfalls of doing this and we would only recommend this if you have either of these swing faults.  The best thing to do is either book a lesson with your local pro or go to and check out the Early Release and Hanging Back swing faults to see if you do them and then give it a try.

This may seem a bit out of Left field but this is something that has worked many times with our students and we will continue to use.  Let us know if this is something that might help you? Post your comments and we’ll get back to you soon.

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  1. Simon

    This isn’t stack and tilt because Piers is still in a rightwards centralised pivot. If he was stack and tilt his spine would lean more vertical or left at the top. I think this very good advice for yo…

  2. Marty

    I have been using this with much more success than 50/50 weight distribution and trying to shift weight forward. Took a lesson and the instructor tried to get me to work on shifting my weight. It jus…

  3. J

    Watched multiple videos, tried every weight shift tip I could find, but was still hitting my mid irons fat 50% of the time. Tried this method, and I’m hitting far, and rarely hit a fat shot now. Tha…

    1. Andy

      Great Joe! Glad this was helpful to you!


  4. Frank

    This is a great strategy for striking irons. I’ve been golfing for many years now, and I still struggle to break 90. Last time I was at the course I was able to implement some of these and see noticea…

    1. Andy

      Thanks for the comment Frank.Glad the videos are useful. We would love to have you as a VIP Member also. let us know if you have any questions at all.



  5. Tanuj Bathla

    I was a pretty good ball striker till last week. I’ve recently developed a fade/slice with my irons and I can’t pinpoint the reason. Which coaching video would you recommend if I want to improve my ir…

    1. Andy P.

      I would look at the Irons coaching plan Tanuj. There is so much value in there.

  6. Dan Koss

    Worked on this today on the range. Best ball striking I’ve had this year. 70 year old with limited flexibility and speed. Nice high ball flight through the bag. Well done.

    1. Andy P.

      That’s great to hear Dan. Always feels great hitting your irons well. Enjoy your weekend.



  7. PJ

    This tip has really helped me. I tried to introduce more rotation and, at the same time, weight shift in my irons swing, but it ruined my (admittedly home-made) swing completely for a few weeks – at l…

    1. Andy P.

      Great to hear this helped PJ!!

  8. Shuai Lee

    My shots are going to the right, local pro said I am not turning my torso/weight is not shifting, hands are late…Omg

    1. Piers Ward

      Hi Shuai, sounds like a few things going on, if you watch turn your slice into a draw coaching plan it will explain everything. Or if you can video your golf swing using the MMG app you could do the F…

    2. Andy P.

      Number 1 priority is to check the club face Shuai. This is where you should start.

  9. Gary Wheeler

    I have struggled with an inconsistent golf swing for a long time. I’m hitting my driver lovely with the conventional golf swing but my irons were all over the place . I have now started adopting kee…

  10. Dan Clarke

    I am loving all the videos and tips but still 70% of my shots are slicing right. This is compounded by a lack of gapping between my clubs… Around 15 yards between 9 iron and 6 iron currently .. I am…