Impact Position

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
OK
Impact Position
Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Distance, Arms, Hands, Shoulder Turn, Address/Set-Up

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Impact Position
By Stan Sayers

Hi, I am Stan Sayers, Director of Instruction for McGetrick Golf Academy and I am here to talk to you about impact today. The most critical position of the golf swing. Set up and impact are a little bit different. As I set up, this is my set up position. At impact it is different. My hips are rotated, my hands are forward, my right knee is in, my shoulders are square, my right arm is underneath, and from the down the line position you can see that my hands have raised up. Here is address position and my hands have raised up at impact. The reason they do that is just as if I held the club directly out at my chest and kept rotating they would want to seek a right angle in that rotation. That is the reason the hands raise in the golf swing. Again, it is the most critical position. Set up is here. Impact is hands forward, hips open, a much different position than address. This is how you compress the ball. This is how you achieve ball flight. This is one of the huge keys to distance, a major key to control and striking the ball correctly. People always ask us how do you produce spin. Well not everybody has the ability to produce really good spin that causes the ball to stop all the time but if you really want to get on that path get a great impact position and you will be able to control the golf ball and have a lot more fun.


ACTIVITY FEED

Robert S.  Scored 86 at  Amsterdam Municipal Amsterdam, New York

Doris B. joined GolfLink

David F.  just went PRO!

Paul N.  just went PRO!

Larry B. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Setup for High Pitch Shots Watch Video>>

Maintain Spine Angle to Prevent Topped Shots Topped balls are not caused by picking up your head, what you are really doing is losing your spine angle and lifting your entire body off of the ball
Fix for Shank Shots Shanks occur in the one plane swing because your arms are too far out in front of your body so concentrate on bringing your hands in closer to your legs on the downswing.
Chipping: Arc in the Swing Use your right forearm to turn as you go through while the left arm is folding in. Make sure to maintain an arc in your swing as this short swing still requires a rounded swing path.