Golf Impact Tape Mark Analysis
Cause and Correction of Various Impacts on the EZ Line® Tape
- Standing too far away from ball and/or reaching with arms. Correction- allow relaxed arms to hang DOWN from relaxed shoulders. Imagine your arms are wet pasta noodles.
- Setup too vertical. Correction- Use Hip hinge/tilt. Athletic posture such as, ready position to receive serve in tennis, or dive into a pool.
- Club is too short for your height. Correction- Get fit by a qualified LPGA/PGA Pro.
- Club face is closed to target line. Correction- Use the EZ Line® arrow to see proper alignment. Use aiming rod on ground when practicing.
- Arms / elbows bend – pull in at impact, often due to excessive tension and trying to HIT the ball. Correction- Merely swing THRU the ball tension free as if skipping a stone across a lake, or tossing a frisbee.
- Loosing your spine angle at impact, falling back. Correction- Maintain balance and tilt of shoulders as you turn and swing thru impact
- Club shaft and target arm extended into a straight line too early on downswing (loss of lag) and club face is closed (toe turned downward to ground). Correction- Feel trail wrist hinge backward at top of backswing and simply do nothing with it until wrist is in front of trail hip. Feeling of tossing club towards the target. Picture motion that would fly clubhead down range.
- Standing too close to ball. Correction- allow relaxed arms AND shoulders to hang DOWN. Imagine your arms are wet pasta noodles.
- Setup too bent over from spine. Correction- Hip hinge/tilt. Athletic posture such as, ready position to receive serve in tennis, or dive into pool.
- Club is too long for your height. Correction- Get fit by a qualified LPGA/PGA Pro.
- Club face is open to target line. Correction- Use the EZ Line® arrow to see proper alignment. Use aiming rod on ground when practicing.
- Hands and forearms are too tense. Gripping too tight. Correction- Hold club as if holding a tube of toothpaste and you do not want any finger prints on the tube. Arms are wet pasta noodles hanging down from shoulders.
- Weight moves to your toes on downswing and/or hips move closer towards ball creating less distance between you and ball. Correction- Feel as if weight stays centered over your feet, gripping ground gently. Hips rotate around, target hip turns behind.
- Club shaft and target arm extended into a straight line early on downswing (loss of lag) and club face is open (toe turned upward toward sky). Correction- Feel trail wrist hinge backward at top of backswing and simply do nothing with wrist. Feeling of tossing club towards the target.
Underneath Arrow Hit
- Hands are too far behind the clubhead at impact. Correction- Feel weight move more to target foot and shaft of club is leaning or tilting toward the ground. Hands ahead of the ball. Use EZ Line® dot to angle club face at impact – get down to the dot.
- Back of target hand and/or wrist bent or cupped upward. Correction- Use EZ Line® dot to fix angle of attack to the ball. Hit the dot. Feel back of target hand flat or even slight bowing (rounding) pointing toward the ground.
- Weight on trail leg at impact. Correction- Begin with 55/45 percent more weight on target leg. Load back on trail leg, then FEEL shift of weight to forward leg to start your downswing.
- Arms pulling in and/or up at impact. Correction- Relax hands and arms, swing thru the ball, focus on target instead of hitting AT ball. Picture gently tossing club 10 yards in front of ball.
- Shaft backward leaning at impact (away from target). Correction- Lean shaft down to ground, forward of ball. See EZ Line® dot hit the ball.
Above Circle/Dot Hit
- Ball positioned too far back in your stance. Correction- Move it 1 inch more forward in stance. Use aiming rod on ground.
- Angle of attack to steep into ball. Correction- Swing club low, more level to ground. Picture skimming the ground with club. Pick ball clean off tee.
- Tee height too high. Correction- Lower the tee a quarter inch.
- Club face very shut, rotated top of club downward to ground excessively. Correction- Quiet wrist/hands. Picture a putting stroke, barely any rotation of club face.