WHAT DOES GOOD IM­PACT LOOK LIKE, FEEL LIKE AND SOUND LIKE?

The im­pact po­si­tion has been de­scribed as a golf swings ‘mo­ment of truth'.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Su­san Far­ron shows how a good im­pact po­si­tion re­sults in a bet­ter shot.

A good im­pact po­si­tion is

im­por­tant to help you get good con­nec­tion with the ball re­sult­ing in a bet­ter shot.

I use the im­pact bag drill as a slow move­ment ex­er­cise to get the sen­sa­tion of what good im­pact is.

Place the bag op­po­site your lead foot (left for me)

Start from your ad­dress po­si­tion and make a swing back and down to im­pact with the bag.

→ 01-03: Work on striking the bag so that at im­pact the fol­low­ing oc­curs: • Hips turn­ing to face

the tar­get • Lead­ing arm ex­tended • Club head staying low through the ball and face of club con­nect­ing solidly with back of ball • Back of lead­ing wrist firm

trail­ing wrist bent • Head po­si­tion fac­ing to­wards where the ball was with shoul­ders square • Weight shifted off

back foot • Trail knee and foot kick­ing in­wards to­wards the tar­get Do this sev­eral times be­fore trans­fer­ring the move­ment into striking the ball.

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