The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth [NOOK Book]

Overview

“Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game.”
—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain
 

Impact has long been called golf’s “moment of truth,” and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the ...

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The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth

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Overview

“Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game.”
—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain
 

Impact has long been called golf’s “moment of truth,” and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated.  
The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer’s understanding and execution of impact.  Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today’s contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively.  Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf.
            With the help of CBS’s Swing Vision high-speed camera—using images from many of the game’s greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)—The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact 
            Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett—teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer—relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back.  He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes.
            Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice—on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone—the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429917186
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 145,122
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A native of Carmel, California, Bobby Clampett turned professional in 1980 after one of the finest amateur careers in American golf history. The two-time California State Amateur Champion, World Amateur Champion, and low amateur in both the 1978 U.S. Open and the 1979 Masters, Bobby was a two-time winner of the Fred Haskins Award while in college at Brigham Young University. As a member of the PGA Tour, he won the 1982 Southern Open, and in 1984 became the Tour's youngest player to exceed $500,000 in career earnings. In 1991, he joined the CBS Sports and TNT Sports golf broadcast teams, where he continues today. He is returning to competition while pursuing his interests in golf course architecture, aviation, Bible Study, and charity work. He also is a sought-after speaker and host at corporate outings and clinics. He lives with his wife and children in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Andy Brumer has written for most of golf's major magazines, including Golf Digest, Golf Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Golf Plus, Travel and Leisure Golf, Links Magazine, Golfweek, and others. He has been editor of Golf Tips and Petersen's Golfing, and is the author of the book Guide to the Golf Revolution: How Technology Is Driving the Game and a forthcoming book of essays titled The Poetics of Golf. He competed on the Rutgers University golf team and presently plays to a 2 handicap. He lives in Alhambra, California.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Putting: Dynamic #1-The Flat Left Wrist at Impact     13
Chipping: Dynamic #2-The Forward Swing Bottom (The Aiming Point Technique, and the Sand Drill)     35
The Pitch Shot: Dynamic #3-Loading     53
The Full Swing: Dynamic #4-Lag and the Body Pivot (The Golf Swing's Workhorse)     77
The Straight Plane Line (Through the Impact Zone): Dynamic #5-The Guiding Dynamic     123
The Impact of Equipment: How Your Equipment Can Help or Hurt Your Swing Dynamics     149
Mental Dynamics: Visualizing the Golf Swing Through the Impact Zone     177
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2008

    Bobby's Impact Zone

    After reading Bobby Clampett's book the Impact Zone I felt that out of all the great books written about 'the game' such as Ben Hogan's Five Lessons and Power Golf, or Jack Nicklaus's Golf My Way, or Sam Snead's book How To Play Golf, Bobby's will be included in that list. I particularly like the discussion about visualization. It reminded me of the neuromuscular research by Steve DeVore's SyberVision at Stanford University. Steve's neuromuscular training for golf fits perfectly with The Impact Zone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Impact Zone: Hit It Like The Pros

    It works! Try the 'sand drill' for a couple of days, and the 'aiming point' drill and you'll hit the ball much more solid -- I guarantee!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    Very interesting view of contact with the golf ball.

    Having played golf for over 50 years and been a 0 handicap for 38 of those years, I found this book very informative on how better players contact the golf ball at impact. I would rate this as an advance lecture of the techniques of the golf swing. I would caution anyone to the fact that this will improve your game without competent instruction.

    Many golfers are looking for the secret to a better game, but you can make things more difficult if not worse by following these type of reading instruction books.

    I would suggest that if you find out that you do not have the contact that Bobby C. says that the pros and better players have, then it is time to find a good instructor and determine the real cause of your lack of consistent and correct contact with the ball.

    For all you good amateurs and improving players, this book will surely give you something to think about.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Absolute necessity for a golfer wanting to be a better golfer.

    This is a must for the aspiring golfer. Most teachers show you where to be in the back swing or the follow through. In this book Mr. Clampett introduces us to the moment of truth, Impact. Follow the described guidelines. Follow the drills as illustrated. You Will be a better golfer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2009

    Too much repetition-- not enough photography of the golf swing

    too verbal-- too much anectodal information ..
    read the entire book ...not sure what should impact look like...
    There is not one sequence in the book- of the ideal golf swing from start to finish - from multiple views

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