Improving Your Golf Impact Position with a Muscle Memory Drill

Duration: 1:28

No matter how unusual your mechanics, no matter what you do between the takeaway and the highest point of your swing, the only thing that dictates whether a golf ball flies toward its target is your golf impact position. If you can get your shoulders and clubface square to the ball and your hips slightly open, the ball will end up where you want it. The rest, while suggested, is not required.

In this lesson, we teach you a simple exercise that will help you improve your golf impact position and ensure more of your golf shots find their target. PGA Professional Warren Bottke demonstrates this quick drill, showing you the expert swing tips you should utilize to implement solid mechanics and hone your muscle memory.

You’ll learn the importance of spinning your hips through during the downswing while maintaining good balance, and discover the key to ideal golf impact position regardless of your swing style or physical limitations. Incorporate this and other handy golf practice drills into your training routine, and we guarantee you’ll shed strokes and feel better about your game!

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2 Responses to “Improving Your Golf Impact Position with a Muscle Memory Drill”
  1. john collins
    john collins

    I have a flip in my hands on the downswing causing low shots and hooks and pull hooks. most of the time I can feel it happening at the start of the downswing and the damage is done long before impact. I have a feeling I hang back and do not use my hips on the downswing. I think my clubface is open also at the top of my backswing as well. any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi John. Thanks for the note. Let’s start with club face position at the top. There’s a good chance your face position could actually be CLOSED AT THE TOP, increasing the problem of a pulled shot. So let’s try addressing the flipping of the club. To get rid of the flipping, make sure your downswing begins with your hips, then shoulders, then arms and allow your hands to release on their own…nothing forced with your hands. “Allow the dog to wag the tail and not the other way around.” Try practicing this at the range. And if you’re continuing to have problems with flipping or anything else, seek out your local PGA professional for help. Hope this helps and enjoy your next round or practice session.