How the Stack and Tilt Golf Method Can Help Improve Your Iron Shots

Using the Stack and Tilt golf method can improve your iron shotsThe stack and tilt golf method can be helpful for players with inconsistent iron shots and can decrease your risk of developing golfer’s back.

What is the Stack and Tilt Golf Method?

The basic principles of the stack and tilt golf method are fairly simple. Your back remains vertical over the ball instead of twisting, your weight stays mainly on your lead foot, and your weight never shifts away from the ball. If you reverse pivot–that is, if you shift your weight to your left leg on your backswing–using this swing can eliminate problems such as fat, thin, or weak shots.

Instructions for creating the Stack and Tilt:

1. Setup with the ball in the center of your stance (or slightly farther forward for longer irons)
2. During your backswing, your head should remain centered above the ball. Constantly shift your weight forward, moving about 55-65% of your weight onto your front leg, flexing it while your back leg straightens almost completely. Your shoulders should take a sharper angle, holding your front arm close to your chest. Your trailing arm’s elbow should remain near your body.
3. On your downswing, continue shifting your weight to the front. Your hips should pivot forward powerfully.
4. Your follow-through will be the same as a traditional golf swing—your backside will tuck slightly in and your upper body will have moved forward.

The stack and tilt method may not work for everyone, since all golfers have different swing patterns. Think about your golf game; if you’re struggling with your irons and feel like you can’t find a natural-feeling swing, give this method a try.

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