Why Do People Use Impact Bags? (Video)
Why Do People Use Impact Bags? (Video)

Why do people use impact bags? Now impact bags are a fantastic training aid to set the impact position hence the actual name. So people use the impact bag when they're actually practicing their through swing and they're actually trying to set a better impact with the ball. Now a very simple way of doing it is either buying a special made impact bag or just taking an old rucksack, filling it with towels, and then placing it down on the map just where about the ball would be. And getting set up, taking it to the top of the swing, getting their hips turning towards the target, and then at impact hitting the bag, getting the hands and head and those hips turned into the impact position. Now the correct way to actually use an impact bag is to set it at a very slow actual swing speed. So you're taking it up to the top and down and you're just tapping into the bag. It's just that slight impact that you need with the hands just to start setting that better impact position.

So once again it's to the top turning the hips down, getting the hands ahead and just setting this position with the hands ahead of the ball, striking down and through and setting that great impact position. One thing people do wrong with impact bags and something which you should avoid is they set the impact bag up and then try and hit it as hard as possible and try and launch it down the fairway now that’s only going to lead to a couple of things. You getting a very axe kind of attack on to the ball when you actually put a ball there and also some injured wrists. Some impact bags can be quite heavy and can be quite tough. If you swing down and hit it as hard as possible – you thought I was going to do it there I definitely wasn’t – if you can swing down as hard as possible and hit it, it puts a lot of strain on the wrists especially the left one and it'll cause injuries within that wrist. So you just want to be coming down setting, just tapping into it just so you get the feeling of how you should be at impact. So if you do have a rucksack; a spare one, you want to fill it with towels or you do want to buy one of the custom made impact bags. They're a great way to set your impact position which will of course improve your strike with the ball, and then hopefully improve your scores once you get out to the course.
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Why do people use impact bags? Now impact bags are a fantastic training aid to set the impact position hence the actual name. So people use the impact bag when they're actually practicing their through swing and they're actually trying to set a better impact with the ball. Now a very simple way of doing it is either buying a special made impact bag or just taking an old rucksack, filling it with towels, and then placing it down on the map just where about the ball would be. And getting set up, taking it to the top of the swing, getting their hips turning towards the target, and then at impact hitting the bag, getting the hands and head and those hips turned into the impact position. Now the correct way to actually use an impact bag is to set it at a very slow actual swing speed. So you're taking it up to the top and down and you're just tapping into the bag. It's just that slight impact that you need with the hands just to start setting that better impact position.

So once again it's to the top turning the hips down, getting the hands ahead and just setting this position with the hands ahead of the ball, striking down and through and setting that great impact position. One thing people do wrong with impact bags and something which you should avoid is they set the impact bag up and then try and hit it as hard as possible and try and launch it down the fairway now that’s only going to lead to a couple of things. You getting a very axe kind of attack on to the ball when you actually put a ball there and also some injured wrists. Some impact bags can be quite heavy and can be quite tough. If you swing down and hit it as hard as possible – you thought I was going to do it there I definitely wasn’t – if you can swing down as hard as possible and hit it, it puts a lot of strain on the wrists especially the left one and it'll cause injuries within that wrist. So you just want to be coming down setting, just tapping into it just so you get the feeling of how you should be at impact. So if you do have a rucksack; a spare one, you want to fill it with towels or you do want to buy one of the custom made impact bags. They're a great way to set your impact position which will of course improve your strike with the ball, and then hopefully improve your scores once you get out to the course.