Re: "The Impact Zone" by Bobby ClampettAll I do is pitch, chip, and putt. The impact position of a pitch shot is the same as a full shot. So I focus on having the bottom of my swing occur as far to left of the ball as I can. Basically, instead of looking at the ball during the swing, as soon as I start my take away, I shift my eye's focus to a spot 3 to 4 inches ahead of the ball. Passive hands through impact. Twice a week I spend about an hour and a half. I usually take 3 balls to the practice green, wedge and putter. I pitch them up and putt them in from all sorts of places and distances. Keeping score. Getting up and down is Par, Pitching it close to within a club length is a birdie. I usually do this for 18 imaginary holes.
In the backyard, I just pitch about 40 balls to a bucket, working on the impact position of the flat back of the wrist and taking my divot ahead of the ball. I do the same thing when I play, with all full swings, chips, and pitches.
This has really worked for me in so many ways. I strike it better and more consistently during events or practice rounds, plus my short game has improved a bunch. No big secrets. Full swings on the practice range just don't lead to any improvement for me. Actually, I feel like it makes it worse. I just try to focus on what is important, impact, and let my subconscious handle the backswing and downswing.
I'll warm up on the range, but no more than 15-20 swings before I head to the practice green.
Also, it didn't take long for me to start seeing improvement. After the first session I noticed a difference. Go get the book, so you can understand what I'm referring too. Then try it out. You have nothing to lose.