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Should the “workhorse” be a Dynamic since Bobby talks about it so often?

August 29, 2018

Bobby’s Answer

Bob recently wrote in and asked Bobby if the “workhorse” should be a dynamic since Bobby discusses the workhorse a lot? Why is it so important and how can you make yours better?

If you want to see someone who really engages the workhorse, tune in the the Dell Technologies Championship this week and watch the defending champion, Justin Thomas.

In this video, Bobby talks about how important the Workhorse and why… he isn’t adding any more or taking any of the Five Dynamics out!

If you need a refresher: Workhorse is the term Bobby uses to describe the utilization of the ground forces to activate the lower body to deliver club head lag through the Impact Zone.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your golf experience, but I have a question. I am 83 years of age, play once a week
    am left handed with two hip replacements, a torn tendon in my left arm and an old football injury from playing in the 1960s. Do you think that there is room for improvement for me or should I just be content
    to enjoy the game and play “hit it and get it golf”?

    1. Mike,
      I am a firm believer that EVERYONE can improve their impact, regardless of their age, physical abilities, or any handicap. I’ve worked with wounded warriors missing limbs and watched as their impact got better. No excuses! That’s the strength of my teaching system, it’s not “style-based”. Therefore, everyone can improve.

  2. Bobby – David Ericsson emailed this question today in response to this Clampett’s Corner.
    I love the weekly instructional tips. I also attended one of your two days schools and never hit my irons better. Here is my question. I seem to not take much of a divot, If I do it’s more like a bacon strip. I must be a picker of the ball. Is this ok?

    1. David,
      Good to hear from you and thanks for the nice testimonial about your iron improvement. If you recall from the Assess/Correct Clinic during the school, we discussed how to evaluate divots and that the first step in evaluating a divot is properly identifying the low point, which should be 4 inches forward of the center of the ball in average turf conditions. The second step was understanding where the divot should start, that is, at the center of the ball. If the divot does these two things, it is the right size. Pickers usually have a low point that is not 4 inches in front.
      To better impact, Bobby

    1. Robert,
      With all due respect, almost all top players in the game move their head and purposely don’t try to keep their heads down. Trying to keep your head down is one of the greatest KILLERS of dynamic impact. I explain at great lengths in my Advanced DVD #2, Breakthrough, available for immediate streaming on our impactzonegolf.com store. To better impact, Bobby

  3. I like what you say and absolutely know that if anyone understands the golf swing it is Bobby
    Clampett. I have followed your entire career with great interest. I spent a week with Ben and a week with Homer so it goes back a while. I have had the IMPACT Zone DVD’s for a good while. However, I would love to hear you explain how to load the lower body so that he downswing can be more automatic. What about the angle of the right leg ? Should the weight go to the right side immediately ? Should you force the right hip joint to back up or should it come just from the motion of the upper body ? The thing I notice in great players is how their weight gets back to the lead foot so early. In the overall time it takes to make a swing, it seems that he weight is on the left side almost immediately. Please talk about these things. Bob

    1. Bob,
      You ask some very good questions and I know you are a great student of the game. I have had a lot of questions about the workhorse and have spent a lot of time and effort explaining in great detail in my new Digital Academy which should be released by the end of the month. Stay tuned! But the short answer is that weight shift is a bit of style. One can create dynamic impact with a lot of lateral shift and even a “stack and tilt” weight shift. The key for all is that the lower body leads and powers the downswing and is most powerfully and efficiently activated from the ground up. To better impact, Bobby

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