AN impact bag is one of the most useful training aids in golf because it helps you work on the most important part of the game - impact.
Impact is the moment of truth so the best way to use an impact bag is not to try to smash it but to replicate the positions you want to feel just before, and at the moment of, the club connecting with the ball.
To start, set up with the clubface on the bag then swing back to the top of the swing. As you come down, pause and hold the position where the club is parallel to the ground prior to impact.
From here, lean the shaft into impact against the bag and note how you can feel your weight on the left side and some bend being created in the club.
Your right elbow is still lower than your left and your chest is over the ball, just the feelings you want to replicate in your full swing.
The last thing I want to see is golfers smashing their clubs into the impact bag, an all too common mistake I see, especially with my male clients.
Use the bag with respect and tender loving care and you'll get the best results.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
DENNISE Hutton is the head teaching professional at Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. In 2013, she became the first woman in Australia to be awarded the PGA Teaching Professional of the Year award for NSW/ACT.
Dennise is a power golf coach, helping clients to achieve lower scores and a more enjoyable game.
Dennise teaches aspiring competition winners in how to reach their full potential. Over the years Dennise has studied and worked with the best people in their fields, leading to her success as a tournament winner, both nationally and internationally, and as a coach and teacher.
It does not matter if your goal is to be the world’s number one golfer or just not to feel embarrassed when you are on the tee, contact Dennise for your next lesson and golf programme.