Professional Impact – Left Foot Right Toe Drill

To improve your game a primary goal should be to improve your quality of
impact. This is a learning process that will require some effort on your part to
understand the factors that affect impact and to develop the ability to assess ball
flight patterns and their causes.

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WHAT PART OF THE GROUND TO HIT

The DIVOT is one of the most misunderstood and overlooked concepts of golf!

THIS IS THE LOW POINT OF THE ARC.

With all iron shots the leading edge of your club head will hit the ground after the ball causing the divot.  It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of turf as long as the hit is down and through with the lowest part of the arc on the target side of the ball. Based on this happening you’ll make some contact with the turf.

The divot is always on the target side of the ball and should be the consequence of the proceeding positions. Weight will be left; hands ahead of the ball and shaft leaning forward towards the target.

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SIMULATED IMPACT DRILL

To help you make BALL-TURF contact practice the simulated impact drill below…left foot right toe

Start from a simulated impact position: weight on left side, right heel elevated toward target, hands ahead of ball, hips rotated slightly open & shoulders slightly closed. Club face should appear slightly open and de-lofted from a normal address position.

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Small backswing while weight stays on left side. Anticipating that moment of impact allows me to time the return of the club face from an open to closed position through impact.

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When I do that notice how my impact conditions #6 mirror that of my simulated impact set-up #1 above.

 

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