Proper Impact Position for Maximum Swing Power

By Ed Ibarguen

Most golfers are searching for good solid impact. That great crunch feeling, that good feeling in your hands, to be able to see that ball sailing off towards the target. One of the things that I like to ask my students when they get themselves set up, and here I have a 9-iron, if that is your address position show me what you want to be at impact. Where do you want your body. They all think about it for a minute. They will generally move and try to come in here. I see a lot of extra shifting to the left. Sometimes I see the hips forward. Sometimes people tell me that I want to come right back to my address position. Now all of those answers are wrong. I want to give you a good visual of where you want to be at impact so you have an understanding. Remember what we are trying to create. We are trying to create a clubhead that is coming down to hit the ball first and then continuing down into the turf to its low point, which is going to be somewhere between two and four inches in front of the ball. It does not come level, you do not just skim it off the grass, you certainly don't hit behind it, you want to come right down. To create that we get in here, I take my set up and simply do this. Straighten that left knee a little bit and feel that left hip come backward. Notice how my shaft is coming forward. Notice how my left wrist is nice and straight and in line with that shaft and my right arm is behind that shaft. What I want to get as I come through is that downward action, where you are coming in here and get that downward, downward divot. You see that, you are coming in, catching that, right in there, that is what you are after. You want to get that low point down in front of the ball. It will create a much more solid impact and will give you the image that you are looking for in your dynamic swing. Thanks.

Category: Impact
Sub Categories: Arms, Wrist

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