The Golf Swing Weekly Fix Distance From The Ball and Hitting Long Irons

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Get Mark’s iPhone App Get Mark’s Android App Like Mark Crossfield on Facebook Follow Mark/4golfonline on twitter The Golf Swing Weekly Fix Distance Form The Ball and Hitting Long Irons with Mark Crossfield PGA professional AskGolfGuru. Mark helps more golfers improve their golf game with some great lessons and tips. Todays drills talk about distance from the ball and how to stand and set up to your golf shots, as well as weight shift on the downswing. Todays question of the week talks about long irons and how to get the most distance out of your long clubs. Play better golf with Mark Crossfield.


Sunkan11 says:

Hello Mark! Pls review my rusty winter swing. Happy New Years from snowy Stockholm! Any tips about it?

Its on channel Sunkan11 and the name of the swing is Golf swing

sibutchers says:

Great video Mark! I’ve just started to learn to play a few months ago and your videos are a great help! I wish I lived closer to have some lessons!

69whitetiger69 says:

do you loose distance if you swing to fast for a reg shaft ? spose you would they just balloon

leesawden says:

Me and a friedn just went to the driving range with a list of your tips! Truely Ace! …… we are going to send you videos of our swing would be great to hear from you.

Also i have the most bizzare grip in which my hand are opposite, so my left hand is at the bottom, im still hitiing 200 yard straight shots and so did not want to change it but would love to hear from you, either way

Keep up the good work

David Schultz says:

the guy with the long iron problem might be hitting down too much

David Schultz says:

strong kid in the first swing. he will be very long if he sticks with the game.

13rylo says:


I love your videos, you have helped me a ton with my swing and moved my handicap from a 20 to an 8 in one year!! Cheers!!


o0zeno0o says:

I had the exact same issue as JD when I started out.. Very practical and sharp way to explain it! To other really new players having this issue, I would suggest that if you keep practicing hitting the ball the right way the distance will eventually come.  It hard not to be tense when you start out, but once your wrists start to relax a bit and the turnover becomes more second nature you’re clubhead speed will naturally start to increase and those long irons will start to get some distance.

gmonkey808 says:

Hi Mark I rate you as the best golf pro on youtube.
I have a nasty push shot i need to fix and cant fix it. Its not a severe push just about 10 yards with 8 iron.
I have noticed that my head is getting infront of the ball at impact. Have looked at all the other cause of push and cant diagnose it.
Can head infront of the ball at impact cause a push?
I have looked through your posts but there are that many I cant what im after.
I hope you have time to answer.
Cheers Liverpool UK.

Thomas Riley says:

that glove goes from pocket to on in 4 seconds, congratulatons

bgilly02 says:

for the second analysis, with the two golfers, and the basket thing, one thing that i tend to check to make sure my hands are rotating is making sure that you have the correct club path first. Once that is done, i make sure that the toe of the club is facing straight toward the sky in the middle of my backswing. that is when in your backswing the club is at the same level as my hip. Just something i do!

Eric Gordon says:

Nice video! Be sure to check my rocket powered golf club video as well!

opethggah says:

*you’re. Prime example. Anyway not gonna argue with an obvious troll. Anyone can tell just by looking at your recent comments. Have a nice day.

AurasmaG says:

“Stop being shit a learn distance control” < They are all english words... I think your the one who needs to learn english

opethggah says:

Learn English and maybe I’ll listen to you.

poolie2762 says:

Mark i love your videos keep up the good work…cheers from Canada

AurasmaG says:

@opethggah Stop being shit a learn distance control

opethggah says:

Hey Mark, awesome video as usual. I have a question about short game. I find myself (on par 4’s) usually within pitching to loft wedge distance (I also have an A wedge) from the flag off the drive and have trouble figuring out which club to use and in what way I should actually swing the club. Sometimes if I bring out my loft I end up short and other times with my pitch the ball goes too far. Do you have any recommendations on how to approach such a situation? Much thanks from Arkansas, U.S.

Mikey Miller says:

Do a video review for the new TaylorMade burner 3.0 irons

mrrandalyou says:

I think it is worth mentioning that this is a question for distance on irons, which require hitting down a compressing the ball. Which is harder with longer(less lofted) irons to accomplish, which is also likely a factor in poor distance range in the iron set. It is not simply a matter of club head speed, but also a matter of loading, lag hitting down and striking the ball well.

EveryDayCarry14 says:

Did I miss the part of the answer for the question of the week in correcting the slice?

I have similar issues like the question of the week:

My Hybrids don’t get the distance I want compared to my 5 and 6 iron(Hybrids are 3 and 4) and I tend to have a slice with my Hybrids and not my irons.

What am I doing wrong compared to those two club types?

Cheryl Badger says:

The bucket of water!! Great Visual! Thanks!

AurasmaG says:

calm down old man

wardie1976 says:

sorry tiger i didn’t know you posted on here!!! you know nothing about me so keep your crap comments to yourself!

founts1 says:

No need to compare. It’s amazing! Best club I’ve ever swung.

NovaScene says:

Mark ur a real champ helping people here on YouTube! I could see my local pro using an our explaining and showing me these same things and billing me 50€ for it. Tomorrow I’m going to try to hit my long irons with faster swing speeds to fix the same problem I have with my long irons. Thank you!

CossittRules says:

could put the ball futher up in ur stance so that u hit up and get more air time for further distance. I’m 14 year old 🙂


have you guys any drills for me to stop my leaning forward move in the downswing. and turn my hips more into the ball?
Mark i would really know a drill from you. hope i get one.
greetings from germany

Mitchel Rezler says:

i l0ve watching your video’s! i have problem though for me as a 13 year old i hit my 3 wood farther than my driver why is that and what can i do to change it?

Ben Kelly says:

Cleveland golf club reviews please Mark!!!! They are producing some great clubs at the moment!

joel7e says:

If you live in England, how come you always have sunny weather?

mzaalam says:

OMG that’s brilliant – the bucket of water falling on the head… classic!

diatech5 says:

Thanks Mark. Keep up the great work!
…greets from germany.

chamilitary999 says:

Mark, I do love all your drill you give to us 🙂
Cheers from France

oMaNiAcx says:

Great video mark! Ever thought about comparing the Nike vr_s irons vs the RBZ irons?
Keep up the great work Mark!

duncstable says:

great weekly fix this week mark. really helpful. happy 600. would also love to see the mp fli hi reviewed compared to mp53 3/4 irons.
keep ’em coming sir!!!

tennisguy96 says:

how much should u bend ur knees?

FluxProds says:

Mark…after all the comments on in the bag you still have not done one! Most of your subscribers me included thought that the 600th video was going to be an in the bag. When will you do one?

Gizmotron44 says:

Mark. Im a mid handicapper. play mp53’s PX5.0. However only playing a couple of years so last year I bought wedges through to 5 iron. I know the basics about how woods/hydrids & long irons differ in ball flight etc. What I cant find much info on is how the long irons differ between an MP53, JPX800, MP fli hi or hydrid alternatives. I like hitting my irons but would like to know in terms of how easy to hit a MP fli hi or JPX iron would be vs a hybrid?

kari1003 says:

That helped me, great video.

nzrodgersmg says:

Anyone sent in a follow up video after having their shot analysed? Would be kinda cool to see if some of them have made some improvements!

AurasmaG says:

@wardie1976 Is that Issue you being shit

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