THE 4-INCH FORWARD SWING BOTTOM
IMPACT ZONE™ DYNAMIC #2
Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Master Professional
Impact Zone™ Master Instructor
As Bobby explains in The Impact Zone, “The average swing bottom of a PGA Tour professional is four inches in front of the ball, and that is a dramatic differential that exists between them and most amateurs.” Bobby also states that “one can deduce that a golfer will reduce his or her average score by four strokes for every forward inch of improvement made on the swing bottom.”
The only way to accomplish this critical dynamic is to strike down on the ball with an accelerating stroke, so that the bottom, or center of the swing arc, as well as the divot, falls approximately four inches in front of the ball. In other words, the club moves downward and strikes the ball before it reaches both the ground and the bottom of its arc. It then continues to descend to its low point four inches in front of (on the target side of) the ball. All of the best players in the world use the club in this manner, and you cannot expect to play golf to your potential until you master this critical dynamic.
To illustrate the 2nd Dynamic, please view the pictures of Fred Couples and Corey Pavin below.
While Fred and Corey don’t look the same as they deliver the club through impact, they both effectively employ IMPACT ZONE Dynamic #2, as do all the great players. Master this dynamic in your chipping and pitching and you are well on your way to becoming a better player. (To contact Eric, Click Here)