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How the Impact Snap Training Aid Improves Your Golf Swing

Knowing whether your hands and wrists are in good position at key points in the swing can be a challenge. With the Impact Snap, you’ll get instant feedback. Begin with half-swings to get accustomed to the timing, then build up to full swings.

Released on 10/10/2019

Transcript

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Each year, golfers are inundated with gadgets and gizmos
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designed to take their game to the next level.
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But how do you know what's good?
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Well, in terms of golf training aids, look for three things.
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One, the product should be easy to use.
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Two, it should do one thing well.
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And three, ideally, it can be used
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in a live practice session.
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In this program, we're going to review the best
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training aids in golf.
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Some are brand new, some have been in the market
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for quite awhile.
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But in every case, if used correctly, they'll help
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to improve your technique, and help you enjoy the game more.
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[upbeat music]
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The Impact Snap Release Trainer, is designed to help players
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feel the proper hand position throughout the swing.
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In addition, this year is this plastic club head attachment,
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which I strongly recommend.
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As you swing through to the back swing, down through impact,
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and to the full follow-through, it allows you to see
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club face angle.
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Let me show you how this works.
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If you make a proper swing, you should hear
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the snap two times.
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You should hear a snap halfway back in your backswing,
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and then at, or through, impact.
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[snap] See, that tells you
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that your wrists are properly cocked at the backswing.
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Now when you swing down and through the ball,
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you're gonna hear the second snap.
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[snap]
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So you should've heard that snap past impact.
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So that's a good swing.
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You've held your angle, you've held your angle,
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you've held your angle, until impact.
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The Impact Snap gear also will give you feedback
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on some swing faults.
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For example, if you swing back too fast, you may not
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hear any snap at all, and that's not a good thing.
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Now, I'm gonna take it back half-way.
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I'm good here, but if I flip my hands going down through
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impact, I'm actually gonna feel the snap before impact.
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[snap]
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And that's no good either.
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So, again, it shows you, and you hear, positives and it also
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gives you feedback on when your hands aren't
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doing the right thing.
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Now, there's another gizmo going on,
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and this is the yellow ball.
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So, the yellow ball really gives you some feedback
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on where you should be at address and at impact.
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So when you set up at address,
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the yellow ball will rest below your trail,
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or in my case, my right forearm.
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And if I'm making a good body turn and swinging through
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properly, at impact, I'm actually gonna feel the yellow ball
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striking up against my trail forearm.
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In this view, at address, the ball is below my
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trail forearm, and if I swing through to impact,
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and I'm in a good position at impact and I've got my body
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moving correctly, and my hands are in good positions,
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I will feel the yellow ball up against the trail forearm.
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So the Impact Snap Release Trainer is a great product
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for training your hands so you know exactly
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where they should be throughout the swing.
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[upbeat music]
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