Impact: The Moment of Truth

How to Learn Impact Alignments in Golf

When you are striking the golf ball you can be in all of the “correct” positions and still miss the golf ball!

BUT if you have proper Impact alignments then you can miss these “positions” and still hit it great. Just take a look at all of the swings on Tour and especially the Champions Tour. They all have different looking swings but they ALL have great Impact Alignments.

How they get these alignments is the players personal application. Furyk is different than Tiger; Tiger is different than Hogan and so on.

Don’t get hung up on how the swing “looks” but instead focus on achieving good alignments.

What are these alignments?

  1. Grip to the clubface
  2. Clubface to target line
  3. Hands to the ball
  4. What Plane angle are you swinging on
  5. What “pressure points” are you going to use
  6. And the location of the Right Forearm

In addition to these you MUST have a Flat Left Wrist, a straight plane line, and a clubhead that is trailing the hands. If it was a race to the ball the hands should ALWAYS win the race…NOT the clubhead!

Ideally you want the left wrist directly UNDER the left shoulder either prior to or just at Impact. This ensures a FORWARD leaning club shaft. You want to turn that 8 iron into a 7 iron…NOT into a 9 iron!

Tour players are not any stronger than others their age, they just lean the club shaft forward. This is the ONE thing they ALL do!