Impact Position

By Stan Sayers

Impact Position

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.

Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Distance, Arms, Hands, Shoulder Turn, Address/Set-Up

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