Colorado Springs, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/22/2013 -- When it comes down to it, only one thing in a golf swing really ends up being the most important. Your swing could have a million flaws in it, but if you are able to get the clubhead in the right position at impact, all is forgiven. In fact, the impact position is so important to a golfer’s swing that it has a huge effect on both accuracy and distance. Being the “moment of truth” in a golfer’s swing, impact is extremely important to practice, and one of the best ways to do that is by using Gary Wiren’s “Impact Bag.”
Wiren invented the Impact Bag because he believes that a breaking of the left wrist and collapse of the leading arm at the impact position are 2 faults that players of ALL levels run into when trying to fix their swings. Basically, to give you an idea of how it looks, the left arm needs to make a straight line when a golfer reaches the impact position. Most golfers end up flipping their left wrist, and their left arm collapses. This puts the golfer in a “chicken wing” position and is the main cause of faulty shots (mostly slices; but hooks, chunks, and tops too) that some experience on the course.
Not to fear though! Practicing with the Impact Bag is a safe and fun way to develop a consistent move into impact. The Impact Bag will allow you to feel what the proper move is at the impact position and help you break your old habits that have caused you so much trouble on the course before. The Impact Bag is a one-of-a-kind teaching aid because it allows you to practice and feel the correct move at the same time. A lot of devices cannot do that for safety reasons, but Wiren developed the device for all skill levels to use.
The Impact Bag can run you about $40 and can be found at your local golf store and online as well. Wiren’s Impact Bag isn’t the only one on the market either. Many different alterations have been created by different golf companies that use the same idea Wiren has with his device. Callaway has one that is sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, and even Wal-Mart.
Once you have the Impact Bag, fill it with some cloth material to make it sturdy and safe to hit. The idea of the Impact Bag is not to hit it as hard as you can, but to simulate a correct impact position; the “moment of truth” as Wiren puts it. Once you feel that correct left arm and wrist position at impact (a straight line and a triangle shape made with the help of the right arm), start swinging at a little higher speeds. Another good way to approach the Impact Bag is to use just your left hand. Doing this will promote good muscle memory, and when you swing with your right hand on the club, it will feel easier to get to that proper position.
The Impact Bag is a revolutionary teaching device because its purpose is to get the golfer to do the right thing at the most important time. A lot of teaching aids help with other aspects of your swing, but not many deal with impact. The Impact Bag is a “straight-shooter” teaching aid; you either like what it tells you or you don’t and that information helps you get better. Once you get the feeling it is trying to promote though, the sky is the limit on how good your results can be.
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