Impact is the golf swing’s moment of truth – everything we do, from taking our grip and setting up to the ball, through to transition and downswing is all about getting everything perfectly aligned and moving in the right sequence through impact.
If you want to play great golf, you need to get into a great impact position. Get it right, and it will give you distance, control, accuracy, and consistency; and it will help you to avoid injury.
This drill will help you to work on getting into the correct position, and provides a checklist of the key elements of the perfect golf impact position when viewed from down the line.
For a more detailed explanation of the various aspects of the perfect impact position, see Golf Swing 502 – Downswing: The Perfect Golf Impact Position.
Perform this drill in front of a full-length mirror, and use video regularly…
or Log In…This is a simple yet very powerful drill – more of a performance check than for learning new movement patterns. Its power lies in quickly telling you if there is a problem. You will need to refer other drills in the various sections of this site in order to correct any problems, but if you perform this drill regularly (we recommend at least once per week for as long as you play golf) it will help you maintain a truly great golf swing – it’s almost impossible not to have a great swing if your impact position meets all of the conditions listed above – each condition is a symptom of an efficient, accurate, consistent and safe golf swing!
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