Analyze Your Impact

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Analyze Your Impact
Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Hands, Wrist, Trajectory

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Analyze Your Impact

I want to give you some tips on how you can analyze your impact with the golf ball and what you can do to make it better. The only purpose of the golf swing is to return the golf club to the golf ball, squarely with the proper angle of approach so that you can contact the ball with the center of the face and the ball and the turf at the same time. When you hit into the golf ball, ideally the back of your left hand should be flat at impact. Your weight primarily on your left side and your hands pressed forward. You are contacting the ball and then the turf. Now how do you know if your impact is not correct? If your golf ball is flying too high you are hitting with your hands collapsed. If the ball is too low you have the clubface hooded too much, maybe your left hand is bowed down too much and the clubface is delofted. If you are hitting to the right you are hitting with the side of your hand instead of the back of your hand. If you are hitting to the left your hands are turned over, cupped with the wrist forward or rotated over too much, that is causing you to hit the outside part of the golf ball and hook it. Ideally the back of the left hand should be facing your target at impact; that is your key. If you can return the back of the left hand to face the target at impact you are going to have a straight shot with the proper trajectory. Too high you are hitting on the collapse, too low you are bowing it down too much. To the right, with the side of the hand, to the left, turning your hands over too much. Back of the left hand, square to the target at impact and that is where your shots are going to go.

About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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