The golf impact position is number one
Do you hit a lot of golf iron shots off the toe that fly out to the right and miss your target by 30-yards? Maybe you feel like you lose 6 or 7 shots a round because of poor ball striking with your short wedges? Whilst there are many parts to completing the perfect golf swing, in the wash up it all comes down to how you end up in the golf impact position that determines where your golf ball goes.
The good news is any golfer of any skill level can learn to get the proper impact position and compress their golf shots like a touring pro.
I use the techniques at the Perfect Impact System to get into a great impact position every time.
The system focuses on this key position in the golf swing and it's perfect for high handicap golfers and even those better players.
99% of golfers make this mistake
Play a round of golf over the weekend at your local club and you’ll see a common theme among struggling golfers. Most will hit their irons either thin or fat because of a right side (right hander) dominance in their golf swing. What I mean is they push too hard from their right side in an effort to generate power.
All this does is it reduces their lag angle and in turn power and distance.
The clubhead overtakes the hands in the downswing and hits the golf ball in an ascending motion instead of a proper descending blow.
Combined with a poor golf weight shift and they have zero chance of creating any lag and getting into a good golf impact position to compress the golf ball.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW WHERE I DEMONSTRATE HOW TO GET INTO THE PERFECT GOLF IMPACT POSITION:
You need to pull in the golf swing
A common misconception in the golf swing is that you need to push hard from the right or rear side of your body to generate any sort of power in your golf swing. This is incorrect! All this does is it forces your body to get excessive spine tilt away the ball and puts you into an uncomfortable position more susceptible to injury. What you want to do is learn to pull in the golf swing and in particular the downswing.
When you get to the top of the backswing, shift your weight to the left first, pull from the left hip and finally the left obliques.
This puts you into a great bio-mechanical body friendly spot that ensures you create lag and compress the golf ball in the correct golf impact position.
Remember to pull, don’t push!
Checkpoints to guarantee your golf impact is correct
Here’s 4 simple checkpoints to ensure your golf impact position is correct.
Ideally if you can record your golf swing you’ll easily be able to spot the positions.
- Flat left wrist at impact that is slightly bowed
- Shaft leaning forward with hands level with lead thigh as the clubhead strikes the ball
- Both shoulders are fairly level with a slight tilt up from the lead shoulder
- Should be able to draw a line through the ankles, hips and lead shoulder
Get yourself into these positions and you are guaranteed to make solid contact with the golf ball every time.
Proper divots lead to a great golf impact position
An important part of getting a great golf impact position is understanding how to take a proper divot. Ideally in the perfect golf swing you want your divots to start in front of the golf ball instead of level or behind it. Most beginner and amateur golfers strike the ground before the golf ball in an effort to lift or scoop the ball into the air, but this usually only results in a lot of thin and fat shots.
Learning to get your clubhead to bottom out in front of the golf ball is the key to hitting those solid, well compressed golf shots like the touring professionals.
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WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW THAT DEMONSTRATES HOW TO TAKE CORRECT DIVOTS THAT LEAD TO THE CORRECT IMPACT POSITION:
The secret of the left hand
To get a better golf impact position you need to understand what controls the movement at impact. In the case of the golf swing this is controlled predominantly by the left hand and left side of the body.
Most golfers however are just the opposite, and use the right side which ends up dominating the left and pushes against the shaft making it difficult to get any sort of lag and shaft lean into impact.
The secret is you need to learn to move the clubhead into the right position at impact.
The best way to do this is to train the left hand to move into impact independently so you learn to control the movement.
Simple drill with the left hand only
- Take your normal stance and place a golf ball in the set up position.
- Grab a club in your left hand only and choke up on it a few inches.
- Take a step back a few inches so you don’t hit the ball.
- Swing with your left hand only and pay attention to where your divots are bottoming out.
- If you’re doing this correctly, divots should be forming about 5 or 6 inches in front of the ball.
- Set up closer to the golf ball and practice hitting short chip shots
Putting it all together
Hopefully by now you’ve worked your way up to hitting solid chip shots with forward shaft lean and compression.
Your next job is to introduce the right hand back onto the club and practice making half swings.
The right hand and arms primary job will be to support the left side through the golf swing.
Don’t let the right side take over.
That’s why you’ve spent the time to training the left side so that it can control the clubface through the golf impact position.
Give these tips a try and I guarantee you’ll start to compress your golf iron shots and see an increase in distance and accuracy.
Don't forget to try out the Perfect Impact System, it's simple and easy to use and will fast track your skills to hitting those solid, compressed golf shots.
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