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Bobby Clampett DVD "Impact Zone"

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Bobby Clampett has made a study of golf swings in his long career as a PGA Tour and Champions Tour player, as well as a CBS broadcaster, and he has coalesced his knowledge into a belief that the area on which instruction ought to focus is the impact zone.

"There's not one golf instruction system that priortizes what the instructor should instruct the student on first to get the biggest bang for your buck," Clampett said at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. "What we've found in all our tests and with all our instructors, when you focus on how to create impact like the best players in the game...people improve so much faster. They start hitting quality shots immediately and it also ends up fixing a multitude of style issues that they would have ended up trying to fix anyway, but they would have gone about it in a backwards fashion."

Clampett wrote a book, "The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth," that was published in 2007. His latest venture is a four DVD set, "The Impact Zone Training System," that is an extention of his book.

"People said, 'we love the book and we want more,'" Clampett said. "I started thinking about it, how would we structure this in a video series that would make a difference? How could a guy with a five handicap and a guy who's a 35 handicap benefit from the same video? I came up with a concept of educating them first. Even the five-handicapper doesn't know how pros create the impact. They don't know where the swing bottom is. We show some examples of how students can improve, real life examples."

The video series includes a segment from an actual clinic that Clampett gave, "a half-day golf school with 12 people," he said. "This is all live footage, none of it scripted. We made an actual video out of it, to watch people's faces. Right across the board, the success rate, all of them improved dramatically. They started to figure it out themselves."



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I know some people who might disagree with the bold part.
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I like the part above about educating students.  Helps them be more dedicated about why they're trying to make changes.

 

Here's some video from the PGA Show.  Some great stuff, some of it I disagree with.  Can't deny he's passionate about getting golfers better.

 

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Based on my limited knowledge of each (read Clampett's book, hang out at the Sand Trap), I think there are more similarities than differences in Clampett's Impact Zone and the 5 Simple Keys:

 

Clampett's Swing Dynamics:

 

1. Flat left wrist

2. Forward swing bottom

3. Loading (wrist cock in backswing)

4. Lag and body pivot in downswing

5. Straight plane line

 

5 Simple Keys:

 

1. Steady head

2. Weight forward at impact

3. Flat left wrist

4. Sweetspot path

5. Clubface control

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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post

Based on my limited knowledge of each (read Clampett's book, hang out at the Sand Trap), I think there are more similarities than differences in Clampett's Impact Zone and the 5 Simple Keys:

 

Clampett's Swing Dynamics:

 

1. Flat left wrist

2. Forward swing bottom

3. Loading (wrist cock in backswing)

4. Lag and body pivot in downswing

5. Straight plane line

 

5 Simple Keys:

 

1. Steady head

2. Weight forward at impact

3. Flat left wrist

4. Sweetspot path

5. Clubface control

You mean 5SK ripped off TIZ too???? b2_tongue.gif

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You mean 5SK ripped off TIZ too???? b2_tongue.gif

 

Yep. We also invented time travel so we could go into the future and learn his five things, replace the bad ones to improve them, then release it a year beforehand. a1_smile.gif

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Yep. We also invented time travel so we could go into the future and learn his five things, replace the bad ones to improve them, then release it a year beforehand. a1_smile.gif

Can you use that time machine to go back in time and stop Mrs.Kanwar from eating all those funky looking mushrooms?

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Can you use that time machine to go back in time and stop Mrs.Kanwar from eating all those funky looking mushrooms?

HAha. You should try playing golf after having gold top soup. Nice!

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HAha. You should try playing golf after having gold top soup. Nice!

Gold Top Soup? Would that be Fosters??
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Back on topic please.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Back on topic please.

Sorry my bad.

While I love the message in the Impact Zone, I found it a little thin on the instructional/technique side. Certainly a worth while read as it completely changed the way I approach practice and the golf swing in general, but I'm not sure how much added value you would get from a DVD set. Basically I feel the book could have been reduced to a single chapter without losing anything. Not to come off as a brown noser but I'm saving up for 5sk as I feel it will work perfectly in tandem with the concepts of TIZ with a much higher level of instruction.
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

Yep. We also invented time travel so we could go into the future and learn his five things, replace the bad ones to improve them, then release it a year beforehand. a1_smile.gif


Now be fair, Erik. The Impact Zone book came out in 2007.

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Now be fair, Erik. The Impact Zone book came out in 2007.

 

And the entire book can be summarized as "move low point farther forward." a3_biggrin.gif

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