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Question

What part of the ball are you supposed to look at?

Ben from Minnesota
May 18, 2016

Bobby’s Answer


 

Great question. This has a lot to do with how you have been trained to play golf. Most people have been told, “keep your eye on the ball.” And in some cases, “keep your eye on the back of the ball.” The problem with this? This can sometimes tell your brain that your swing bottom should be AT the ball, instead of 4 inches in front (one of the 5 dynamics of Impact-Based Teaching). Many students find that focusing on a spot in front of the ball, actually improves their impact.

Comments

    1. Sorry John, the answer is that looking at the ball isn’t necessary at all. You focus on a point (whether this is the ball, or possibly a point forward of the ball) that allows your brain to achieve a forward swing bottom. Some people can achieve the 4-inch-in-front swing bottom by looking at the ball. Others must aim their hands (or eyes in some cases) ahead of the ball to achieve it.
      Thank you!
      -the IZG Team

  1. What I don’t understand is if your club is lagging that far behind your hands at impact how is it that you are not hitting the ball with a closed face. And that seems to be what is happening in my case where the loft is decreased.

  2. I have purchased your lag DVD, you want very relaxed arms,wrists,and grip. but in order to hold lag angle for as long as you want there is definitely tention in the wrists as you try to hold this angle. please respond.

  3. I have changed my focus to a spot about 1inch in front of the ball. Since doing this I have not hit a fat shot. As a matter of fact, my golfing buddies comment on how well I am striking the ball. Makes those tiught lies so much easier. Thanks for the great tip.

    1. Swing bottom is stated as in front of ball & text under video, last line , Bobby states that many students find that focusing on a spot in front of the ball really improves their impact!!!!!!!!!!
      Yes it really works .

  4. When I slide my hips I have a problem making good contact,I think I might be doing this without knowing in my swing anyway. Sp when I slide I’M slide ing to much.

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