Impact Gradient Exercise
YOU can learn anything if you break it down into small enough pieces, where you move at your own pace and gradually acquire personal certainty in the action of hitting a golf ball.
When you work with a short stroke, the impact action is just as it is with the full swing. Once you learn how to get comfortable with the hitting action around impact, your entire stroke becomes far easier to learn and it becomes far easier to drill in consistency with a full swing.
DEFINING IMPACT ZONEE
Impact can be defined as a Zone where the clubhead first meets the ball to the limit of the right arm straightening and both wrists fully uncocking. This extended flat spot in the golf swing is created by “pushing” with both hands as the wrists uncock (thumbs down).
At the same time, the hips are rotating while the shoulders are rocking with the right shoulder tracing a line directly down and out towards the ball in support of the “hands driving the clubhead down and out towards the ball. (Check out the video to clarify this most important action).
Following the full extension of clubhead down and out through the ball, the right shoulder will release up and around as you move through the Follow Through and to a full and balanced finish.
Chip some balls with a gradually longer and longer backswing. If shots start to become erratic, back up the shorter swing and come slowly forward again. Under-reach: at setup, position the ball toe side of centre of the clubface and hold the leading edge of the clubface between the equator of the ball and ground. This will assist in building consistent clean and solid contact with the ball.