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How can I impact the ball like Nicklaus?

February 27, 2019

Bobby’s Answer

Recently Bobby was on the Golf Channel with Robert Damron and they began to discuss the greatness of Jack Nicklaus, who will be present at the Honda Classic this week on the PGA Tour.  Jack demonstrated better than anyone in the history of the game two vital fundamentals that allowed him to hit the ball so straight:  One, he addressed the ball consistently and accurately every time.  Two, he possessed great impact, with a fabulous Dynamic #1, allowing him to thread the needle or in Bobby’s story, the “Y” in the tree.

In this week’s Clampett’s Corner Bobby shows how you impact the ball like Jack Nicklaus to achieve remarkable results.

Comments

  1. Mr. Clampett
    A question. I give junior golf instruction in upstate New York.
    I’m not a certified golf instructor but I give junior lessons for free. I have been doing this for the last 5 years.
    Every year I have (32) kids every Monday.
    Four kids every hour.
    We don’t have a driving range only target greens.
    30 yards 90 yards and 110yards
    The kids never hit a driver.
    I BRLIEVE IN LEARNING THE GAME BACKWARDS.
    PUTTING CHIPPING AND GETTING ON THE GREEN FROM 100 yards
    I’ an 8 handicap golfer that loves to practice the short game
    Why is it I never hear GOLF INSTRUCTORS
    Stress the importance of this.
    I have had more positive feedback from parents regarding this it’s amazing.
    I told a parent that if his or her child can’t Hit the ball with there driver in the air 100 yards five times this should be there longest hole.
    They drive chip or pitch onto the green maybe make a par but putt for birdie.
    If they par the hole backup to 125 yards.
    The parent asked me what should he do I answered play from 109 yards with them and play it like a par three.
    He looked at me stoned faced and I asked how many times can you hit the green from 100 yards.
    HIS COMMENT WAS YOUR RIGHT.
    Look at the fun your child would have playing from the same spot as their parent.
    They might even beat their parent.
    Your comment.

    .

    1. Daney,
      Thanks for the note. I couldn’t agree more. Harvey Pennick was the first teacher I heard say, learn golf from the green back to the tee. I now have an instructor training (Advanced Level 1) for instructors to become certified under my Impact-Based® teaching, thought you might want to know. Also go to http://www.impactbasedteaching.com. The Digital Academy is also a great resource for students and teachers alike: http://www.izgdigitalacademy.com

      To better impact,
      Bobby

  2. Freddy COUPLES and JACK NICKLAUS (amongst others ) used the Interlocking Grip .So does DUSTIN JOHNSON today .All three were (are ) long hitters .Does this grip suit better the long hitters than the standard VARDON grip ?(Perhaps allowing more flexibilty in the wrists )
    Comparing on myself ,there’s a 2/3MPH club head speed advantage for the Interlocking grip over the VARDON ,measured on the radar .

    1. Raymond,
      I’ll do a Clampett’s Corner on this as this is a rather lengthy response. Good question, thanks for asking it.
      To better impact,
      Bobby

  3. I typically hit lower tee shots with my driver and mid to long irons. I would like a drill to help me get a consistent higher launch angle. I’m currently a 5.1 index.

    1. Franc,
      I’ll do a Clampett’s Corner on this as this is a rather lengthy response. Good question, thanks for asking it.
      To better impact,
      Bobby

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    Noel J. (Bud) Stultz

    Bobby, I have enjoyed your show and tips about how to become a better golfer. However, the cost of your schools are to expense for this 80 year old man.

    Your tips has helped me to have a 15 HCP at this time. As you know we all want to get better, so keep up the great work.

    I hope all the people watching your show find a way to be taught by your staff with this unique training system The Impact Zone.

    Bud

    1. Hi Bud,
      Yes, I’m working on a less expensive golf school model in the future, led by my best teachers. But until then, the best bang for your buck is my new Digital Academy. Go to: http://www.izgdigitalacademy.com The landing page will give you what to expect. You’ll love it! Glad to hear your impact is already getting better without private instruction! I like that!
      To better impact,
      Bobby

    2. Bud,
      Thanks for the note. I now have an instructor training (Advanced Level 1) for instructors to become certified under my Impact-Based® teaching. Of course, coming to Naples is the best as that is where I teach with my instructors I’ve been training for many years. If you know of any pro’s interested in improving their teaching, send them to http://www.impactbasedteaching.com. The Digital Academy is also a great resource for students and teachers alike: http://www.izgdigitalacademy.com

      To better impact,
      Bobby

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