Golf Tip: Post Impact

Post impact is the ending when educating your hands and body for a proper impact position. This firm, abbreviated finish allows a player to sustain what has happened at impact. This is not a full finish but rather a building block to help train the proper impact alignments. Post impact checkpoints are as follows:

• Both arms straight

• When learning to hit down on the ball, feel the pushing down on the right arm. Pushing down will force the clubhead to move down. It’s important to make sure that the left arm remains straight.

• Weight is fully on the left side and the body is rotating

• In order to support this downward angle all the way to post impact the body must be well into the left side as well as open to the target. If done properly you will feel air under the right heel.

Todd Sinclair is the Director of Instruction at First Coast Golf Academy. Sinclair gives lessons at both The Orchards at Egg Harbor and Meadow Ridge Lodge at Cherry Hills in Sturgeon Bay. He can be reached at 904.338.7107 or at