Q: Why do I need something to remind me of what I should focus on, I thought the goal was to get all of the swing thoughts out of your head and just play golf rather than playing golf swing, or am I missing something?
A: Until “Impact” becomes automatic you need to remind yourself about getting into the right impact position. We have all ended up on the 19th hole and said to ourself “That’s what I was doing wrong!”
Q: Is this something I should try to do in the middle of a round of golf?
A: Until “Impact” becomes automatic you need to remind yourself about getting into the right impact position. So have it as a reminder, look at the logo on your shirt, towel, or glove, and in your pre-shot routine practice embracing impact.
Q: How will I know this is working?
A: Take notes of well-hit shots during your round. Let’s say you are connecting at impact but the ball is going left, maybe it is an issue with alignment and set up, this is something to talk with your local golf professional about.
Q: I have so many other things I am trying to get right like my takeaway and transition speed, should I prioritize impact over these?
A: Think about it for a moment. I know I would much rather have a rushed transition and good impact, rather than a good transition and poor impact. The game is played at impact, embrace it.