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Deconstructing The Arms At Impact Position

Set up to a golf ball and then stand up. Flex your left wrist about 25 degrees (until it is roughly flat if you have a neutral grip), and extend your right wrist about 25 degrees. Then rotate JUST your lead arm about 20 degrees away from the target (pronate). This is a rough idea of a tour arm position. Notice how it moves the club a few feet back away from the target. To get the club back down to the ball, you will have to change your body position by rotating it and side bending. For many, this drill is eye opening as to what the body will feel and look like in a good impact position.

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Tags: Impact, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

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This impact drill is deconstructing the arms.

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So basically what we're going to do here is we're going to go through where your arms are

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roughly going to be compared to your setup if you had kind of a proper solid impact position.

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So if you were to take your normal setup and then we're going to bring it up for right now.

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Now what we're going to do is we're going to flex the left wrist and extend the right

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wrist about 20 degrees or until the left wrist is flat.

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And then we're going to, without rolling the right arm a time, you're going to slightly

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pronate the left arm.

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About 20-30 degrees.

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So 20-30 degrees of extension, 20-30 degrees and you'll see my right elbow is not moving

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a time but my left elbow is changing a bit.

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Now I'm going to bend back down and you'll see that the club is well behind the golf ball

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and the little bit inside.

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So if I was to set up to it, we'll set up the two different stations.

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So if I was to set up to it and I was to do 20-30 degrees, 20-30 degrees, you can see that

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the club is way back there, a few feet behind the golf ball like so.

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If I did it in kind of down the camera angle, there's 20-30 degrees and then there's 20-30

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degrees just from that left arm.

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So this is roughly where impact is going to be from the arms.

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Now the challenge is to use your body to get that hand position to impact and generally

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what you'll feel is holy cow and my hands are way ahead and my body is much more open

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because I'm used to it being like this.

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We're being facing the golf ball.

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So one more time, 20-30 degrees, 20-30 degrees, turn with the body and then you can do a

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little nine to three basically trying to recreate that same impact position.

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So it's not that I'm holding back with my arms.

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It's that my body is going to turn faster than my arms can extend which get me into that

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good impact position.

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So there's a great way to deconstruct where the arms will be and figure out how your body

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is going to get you there for your solid impact position.

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