Golf Impact Position

The golf impact position of a shot is crucial in determining its outcome. To improve your golf game, it’s important to focus on the impact and strive to reach the following key points.

  • Weight Forward: it’s ideal to have 80% of your weight on your lead side at contact to strike the ground correctly, lean the shaft forward, and generate speed and rotation.
  • Shaft Lean: keep your hands ahead of the club head for a good strike, improved ball speed, and better ball contact.
  • Rotation: for an effective golf impact position, your hips and torso should be rotated towards the target at impact, providing space to swing into and improve post-impact extension and width.
  • Head Stability: maintain the position of your head at setup with minimal lateral shift to ensure consistency in contact and club delivery.

Golf Swing Impact Position

If you struggle with your golf swing impact position, it’s likely you’re missing some of these key points, and focusing on them will improve your iron shots. If you want to learn more about your golf swing impact position, watch our video on ultimate ball striking.

What are the essential elements of a proper golf impact position, and how can I work on achieving and maintaining it for improved ball striking?

Impact is the crucial moment that determines everything about your shot. When it comes to irons, there are three essential aspects you should always focus on: having your weight shifted forward, positioning your hands ahead of the ball, and ensuring that your head is cantered between your heels.

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2 thoughts on “Golf Impact Position”

  1. Chris, I’m a flipper. 10 handicap. I’ve been working with your wrist movement video that uses a golf tee in the glove to indicate if the lead wrist is flat through impact. I’ve also been using the video for getting the club as far from the body without passing the hands. It shows an active trail hand strike against a stopping/resisting lead hand and strong body rotation. I cant seem to reconcile the two or incorporate the 2nd drill’s movement into an actual golf course swing. It seems to be a punch shot. Which drill should I be emphasizing?
    Thanks. Gary Barnes, Marietta, Georgia USA

    1. Hey Gary, hitting low punch shots with a really short, controlled finish is generally a great way to practice and so reduce that flip at impact, so that would be my ‘go to’ drill, however it is certainly worth looking into why this happens at impact as there may well be things happening earlier in the swing which are causing this poor impact, if that is the case they would need to be corrected first to see any real improvement through contact. Chris

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