George: Use box for more solid contact
Golf Channel Academy Lead Chris George teaches a drill using the box from your sleeve of balls to help you descend into the ball and improve your contact.
McLean: Don't be a power loser
Jim McLean, 1994 PGA National Teacher of the Year, shares one of his favorite impact drills to develop a powerful swing release.
Clampett: Best impact position for your swing
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Bobby Clampett explains how to create proper impact when striking the golf ball. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
McCormick: Why impact position matters most
2015 PGA Teacher of the Year, Cameron McCormick, explains how impact is what players need to focus on when trying to improve. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Pro tips: Changing club loft at impact
Alexandre Rocha explains how to change the loft of the club at impact to flight the ball high or low. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.was this past Tuesday they have the test event on the Olympic Golf Course in Rio And who struck the opening tee shot ? Well, someone who would like to represent that host nation. Yes, Alex Rocco with the opening tee shot . He would shoot 68. You were on the ground, Alex, for 30 total hours and you said because there's not much of a time difference it wasn't too bad. And you already kind of explained to Matt the whole experience, your first impression of the golf course , now let's put some of what you just experienced into play to give people kind of a little precursor of what they can see. Let me ask you this first of all, did you find yourself leaning on one particular club or did you say at the end of the round wow, I hit five, or six, or seven six or seven irons? What was that like? So the most interesting part about that is that they were Taking into account what we're hitting and the distances they were studying the course. I went through my whole bag from the lob wedge to the hybrid into greens which is a great testament for a golf course . Wow, so you did not hit the same club more than one time or did you hit A couple wedges, but notmarks, there were no divots. There was not a blemish on the golf course . Nothing. And that kind of messed up your routine. Did it not? The first hole. On the first hole, because I'm sitting there and I have this eight footer birdie putt . And I really want to make a birdie on the first hole of the Olympic course history, and I'm reading my putt and I'm thinking all right Fix whatever's in the way, and thee's nothing in the way. And it's my turn to go putt, so I felt a little rushed, there's nothing, first of all there's nothing for me to blame on and there's nothing to fix, I gotta go. It's great seeing you and we will finally follow your progress if you would like to certainly fulfill that dream of playing golf in the Olympics in his home country.
Martin's Hall of Fame tips: Play like a legend
Martin Hall and Blair O’Neal show off the keys to playing great golf like the players in the Hall of Fame. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.everybody could learn by doing this. The better you look after the golf ball The better you're going to be at impact. Now if you look at the world's best from Gene Sauers, to Bobby Jones , to the modern day players and everybody in between. They are so similar when the club gets about parallel to the ground. I'm gonna give you a drill here. But what are the similarities? Well the tow of the club's about in the air. It's never too open, it's never too closed. The **** of the club, the grip of the club pointing back. About the body, the right heel, the trail heel certainly somewhat off the ground, the belt buckle to the target, so actually yes we want to influence impact, there's no question about that. But one of the best ways
The Golf Fix: True impact position
Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, teaches what impact position looks like. Watch The Golf Fix on Golf Channel.Welcome to Golf Academy . I'm Michael Breed. One of my favorite things to teach my students, as well for me when I'm working on this, when I'm Sort of stuck inside can't get out is to create impact positions. Maybe one of the most misunderstood things in the game of golf is what does impact look like? Well here it is. It's not what you look like at address. At impact Your upper body and lower body are gonna be rotated open. The hand with the golf club is gonna have shifted towards the target. And what I want you to do is when you assume this position, I want
Tiger's impact position: 2000 vs. 2014
Phil Blackmar and Nicole Castrale compare impact positions of Tiger Woods from 2000 and 2014. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.behind him. So, he's always playing. Catch up now in his new golf swing . Compared to before in 2000, the club's always in front of him. Now how, what do you think the importance in your, in your playing golf , in your opinion, the important of the legs in the modern golf swing ? It's very interesting. I've spent a lot of time with Billy and. Butch Harmon, and Craig Harmon, as well. And they havethat's natural. I don't think it's something you should add to the golf swing . And I think what's important here is Tiger needs to look at what he did when he was at his best. Not
The Golf Fix: Drill for best impact positions
Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, has a drill to help you cover the ball to maximize your impact position. Watch The Golf Fix on Mondays at 8PM ET.Welcome to Golf channel academy. You're having some problems with your impact position . And I'm gonna help you with it. And it's a real simple thought. All you need is an alignment stick. You're gonna put that down. Right in the middle of your stance. The key to improving your impact position is making sure that the buttons of your shirt, the center of your chest is over Or in front of that alignment
Travis Fulton: Stick your approach
Travis Fulton, Director of Instruction for TOUR Academy TPC Sawgrass, teaches an easy way to make better impact with your irons.Thank for joining me on Golf Channel Academy. I'm Travis Fulton, Director of Instruction for tour academy, TPC Sawgrass. And I wanna help you stick the golf ball closer to the flag stick with your iron game and in order to do that you need to be different. At impact, so let's talk about that. When you look at a good set up position, your shoulders are gonna be square and your hips are gonna be relatively square. When you look at a good impact position , it's very different, the lower body is gonna move left, and start to turn and open up. But yet my shoulders are gonna remain relatively square. That's a very difficult position to learn how to do. The most common error, when you look at an impact position , is your hips may open up, but yet your shoulders open up at the same rate, and that really sends the clubahead and wind up, and then just take it right through that impact position . I think if you do that, if you're different at impact where your hips are left and opening and your shoulders are
Night School: Make an impact
School of Golf host Martin Hall teaches how to use a 3-iron and piece of wood to improve your impact position. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. This is night school. I'm your teacher Martin Hall, here to get you playing your best golf this weekend. Well, maybe like me, maybe you've got a three iron lying somewhere around in the Garage or the basement, or the shed somewhere, gathering cobwebs, no reason to be using it to hit golf balls with. But actually, it's pretty good for training if you want. Should do something on a Friday night or a Saturday night. Before you go and play the next morning. I actually like to take my mint condition three i and that's probably about five years old. And I will put it against the end of a two by four. Now obviously there's loft on a there iron. But if I was to deloft it so there's absolutely no daylight between the, the club, the loft of the club and that 2x4, it puts me in a very good impact position . So if we can have a nice, full picture of me now. You'll see how when I take that daylight out, get rid of the daylight, it is a nighttime tip, isn't it? If I just pose that impact position , and I have no daylight between the loft of that club and that 2x4. I've got myself in a fantastic impact position . The hands are leading, the knuckles are down, the hips have turned, the right heel's off the ground. I've turned the hips
School of Golf: Hammer Peg Tip
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders teach a great way to improve your impact position and make more consistent contact. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.for sure. Amazingly, a homemade mallet and an orange stake from a hardware store is going to help me you down on the ball and you'll learn to trap it in a professional manner. I'm going to give you that club because you'll gonna need that in a minute but this is just an incredibly good way to learn the proper impact alignment. I'm going to take that peg Holly and I'm going to stick it in the ground at a bit of an angle and I'm gonna just tap it. This is sort of a piece of wood and I just drilled a hole in it and glued a shaft in so it's not a golf club . Obviously, there's no loft in it and I'm just gonna tap that mallet into the ground. Now, if you want to feel
School of Golf: Biomechanics of Solid Contact
School of Golf's Martin Hall is joined by Dr. Rob Neal to teach how new technology can help your find the proper impact position. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.what you do correctly. -No problem. I call that my sort of Colin Montgomerie swing. I think he had some of that in there. -He does, yes. -Look, as quick drill, you know, just in the