How to Improve Iron Compression for Tall Golfers

Struggling to compress irons as a tall golfer? Get tips from fellow tall golfers here!

Struggling to compress those irons as a tall golfer? Check out this Reddit post where Juicy-Smooyay seeks advice from the community on how to improve iron compression for tall players.

Summary

  • Tall golfers should focus on hitting the ball first, then the turf, rather than trying to ‘get under’ the ball for better compression.
  • Using longer shafted irons might be beneficial for taller players to prevent thin or bladed shots.
  • Practicing shots that emphasize holding the face at the target post-impact can help with achieving good compression.
  • Faults in transition causing extension in the downswing could be a reason for struggling with iron compression.

LUXOR54

You’re not supposed to ‘get under’ it to compress irons. You want to hit the ball first, then the turf, creating a divot.

tfdude28

Compression comes from hitting the ball first and then turf. Try a drill with a towel behind the ball to work on hitting down correctly.

TheScreenskeeper

Blading shots might be due to using stock length clubs. Consider longer shafted irons for better performance.

Mysterious-Ad6835

Practicing shots where you hold the face at the target post-impact can help achieve good compression.

reversetheloop

Faults in transition causing extension in the downswing could affect iron compression.