The Facts of Impact

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Lesson 1: Putting Impact

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Lesson 1: Putting Impact
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OVERVIEW

When it comes to putting, most golfers worry about line and speed. But those are results, so they’re somewhat out of your control. The best you can do to putt better is control how you impact the ball, specifically where on the ball the putterface makes contact. Once you learn how to create proper impact and get the ball rolling with forward spin, your command of line and speed will come. In this video, Michael Breed discusses perfect putting strikes and how to produce them.

SWING THOUGHTS

For proper impact on putts, play the ball in line with the buttons of your shirt
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In the putting setup, push the grip ahead of the ball—the back edge of the grip over the front edge of the ball—to pre-set a pure strike
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To keep the putterface aimed at the target, rotate the knuckles of your lead hand under as you go back
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For an upward strike with the putter, keep your lead shoulder high as you stroke through
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DRILLS

Face Control

  • Get a sleeve of balls, and set it down lengthwise on your target line.
  • Set up to the first ball in the sleeve, and make a stroke, hitting the box.
  • If you strike with a square putterface, the box will slide straight down the line.
  • If the face is open at impact, the box will spin toward the toe of the putter; if it’s closed, it’ll spin toward the heel.

Rise Angle

  • Get a sleeve of balls, and set the long side flush to your putterface at address.
  • Set up to the sleeve, and make a stroke, hitting the box.
  • If the hosel of your putter doesn’t rise enough to clear the sleeve, the box will spin open—that means the putterface was swinging too level, even downward, at impact.
  • On an upward strike, the top of the putterface will line up with the top of the box at impact. Do that, and you’ll miss the hosel and make the box tumble forward.
Lesson 2: Short-Game Impact
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  • The right way to produce loft and backspin
  • Simple adjustments to get to any pin
  • An easy technique for high, soft shots
  • Developing touch around the greens

The Facts of Impact

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Lesson 1: Putting Impact
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Lesson 2: Short-Game Impact
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Lesson 3: Iron-Play Impact
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Lesson 4: Driving Impact
The Facts of ImpactINDEX
Lesson 1: Putting Impact
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Lesson 1: Putting Impact
  • Learn to start all your putts on line
  • Grooving a reliable putting routine
  • The secret move for perfect rolls
  • Fun practice drills that really work
Lesson 2: Short-Game Impact
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Lesson 2: Short-Game Impact
  • The right way to produce loft and backspin
  • Simple adjustments to get to any pin
  • An easy technique for high, soft shots
  • Developing touch around the greens
Lesson 3: Iron-Play Impact
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Lesson 3: Iron-Play Impact
  • Eliminating fat and thin shots
  • What amateurs do that pros never do
  • A 3-step practice drill for solid strikes
  • How to produce consistent distances
Lesson 4: Driving Impact
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Lesson 4: Driving Impact
  • The No. 1 key to success with the driver
  • Making a bigger turn for more speed
  • Creating a predictable ball flight off the tee
  • How to avoid the biggest distance drains