Managing The Shaft Angle Of Your Golf Irons And Hybrids (Video)
Managing The Shaft Angle Of Your Golf Irons And Hybrids (Video)

So we do an awful lot of work within the golf swing to try and get ourselves in perfect positions, in perfect angles and we watch things on TV and we read magazines and we watch golf tips on the internet to try and find all these perfect positions. And actually you’ll find there is only really one perfect position that actually matters and that’s going to be the impact position, because that’s the only thing the ball knows about. The ball doesn’t know where you are at the top of your swing here or what you're doing here. All the ball knows about is what the golf club is doing at the moment of impact. So therefore that becomes our priority position. And it’s amazing how limited knowledge people have of what position they should be at impact, and one of the main reasons for this is this main speed that it happens at.

Now, I cant really look at my impact position in a mirror as I am making my swing. I am not able to look at my back swing positions in a mirror or even just straight with my eyes I can see the positions I'm in, but actually watching a full speed impact position is not even possible. Even on camera sometimes it blurs a little bit. One of the things that we lack our knowledge on is the angle of the shaft at impact. It is a natural fact when I strike a golf ball, my clubs shouldn’t be in the same position it was [Indiscernible] [00:01:15] but it should be in quite a forward leaning position, so we call this a shaft lean or shaft angle at impact. Now the shaft should lean into the golf ball to do a couple of things to make sure they get a really good contact, to make sure I hit the ball at the right launch, and actually to make sure I get maximum distance out of each golf club, but then the shaft lean isn’t always necessarily always the same with every golf club that you have in your bag, and every shot that you're trying to hit. So let's investigate now in a series of videos about what the shaft lean should look like with different clubs and why it's so important to have the correct shaft lean for better golf shots.
2016-05-02

So we do an awful lot of work within the golf swing to try and get ourselves in perfect positions, in perfect angles and we watch things on TV and we read magazines and we watch golf tips on the internet to try and find all these perfect positions. And actually you’ll find there is only really one perfect position that actually matters and that’s going to be the impact position, because that’s the only thing the ball knows about. The ball doesn’t know where you are at the top of your swing here or what you're doing here. All the ball knows about is what the golf club is doing at the moment of impact. So therefore that becomes our priority position. And it’s amazing how limited knowledge people have of what position they should be at impact, and one of the main reasons for this is this main speed that it happens at.

Now, I cant really look at my impact position in a mirror as I am making my swing. I am not able to look at my back swing positions in a mirror or even just straight with my eyes I can see the positions I'm in, but actually watching a full speed impact position is not even possible. Even on camera sometimes it blurs a little bit. One of the things that we lack our knowledge on is the angle of the shaft at impact. It is a natural fact when I strike a golf ball, my clubs shouldn’t be in the same position it was [Indiscernible] [00:01:15] but it should be in quite a forward leaning position, so we call this a shaft lean or shaft angle at impact. Now the shaft should lean into the golf ball to do a couple of things to make sure they get a really good contact, to make sure I hit the ball at the right launch, and actually to make sure I get maximum distance out of each golf club, but then the shaft lean isn’t always necessarily always the same with every golf club that you have in your bag, and every shot that you're trying to hit. So let's investigate now in a series of videos about what the shaft lean should look like with different clubs and why it's so important to have the correct shaft lean for better golf shots.