Frequently Asked Questions.
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No, I try to change as little as possible with people who are converting to the Setup 4 Impact golf swing. Most people are looking for a quick fix and Setup 4 Impact will give you that if you follow my instruction. Basically, I would have you change just the setup first. Many people hit the ball better immediately upon setting up as I teach. After that, you follow the step by step learning program and continue to improve as far as you desire.
For those playing competitive golf often I recommend changing gradually to Setup 4 impact. For those who want to improve to their maximum ability level, I recommend following path 1 which has seven steps to follow which will improve your game beyond anything else offered in the world of golf.
No, You should gain distance. I do not teach anything that restricts production of distance and the setup makes it easier to produce speed. The drills are also all designed to help you learn to use your body, and arms in the proper sequence which improve both distance and accuracy. Plus you will definitely hit more shots in the middle of the clubface which also increases distance.
As with any golf swing the clubs need to fit each person individually for impact. If you are switching from conventional golf to Setup 4 Impact and keep the same distance from the ball at address. The clubs will fit you the same at impact as the impact plane angle will be the same as before. So if your clubs fit you before they will still fit for the Setup 4 Impact golf swing if you setup the same distance away from the ball. Many people do prefer slightly thicker golf grips than with conventional golf and I have recommendations for that.
Most people notice very quickly that past back pain after golfing no longer is a factor after switching to the Setup 4 Impact golf swing. This is mainly due to less vertical compression on the spine than you see in the conventional swing. In the conventional swing, you see good players pelvis rising into impact as the head drops which pushes (compresses) the spine. This compression is eliminated when the Setup 4 Impact golf swing is performed properly. We also do not restrict natural movement in the swing such as trying to keep the trailing foot flat on the ground through impact which can lead to pulled muscles in the back and arm problems. Turning the body properly through impact will reduce stress on most body parts.
Bryson’s swing very closely resembles my Setup 4 Impact golf swing. He sets up and makes impact on the same plane. He also practices taking the club back and swinging down on the same plane. I have a section of the member’s section showing you how Bryson swings and how to implement much of what he does. Bryson has even said in interviews published online that he likes to Setup for Impact as it makes the game easier.
The Setup 4 Impact golf swing makes it easier for golfers of any age to hit better golf shots. Setting up on the impact plane is the way everyone should play golf. Some younger golfers are flexible enough to be able to perform the complex movements that conventional golf requires. Very few golfers under 30 have any chance to ever become good at those movements. Setup 4 Impact golf levels the playing field so that everyone has the chance to play better golf and have more fun on the course.
No, you can use any irons. Many people could benefit from properly fit Single Length irons. I believe to get full advantage of that concept you need to be professionally fit for the clubs. The shaft plays a huge part in that concept. WIth the wrong shaft, you will not get the proper distances out of each iron. That is why I recommend custom fitting. For more info on proper fitting CLICK HERE.
No you do not. The JumboMax Grips are more than double the weight of normal grips. This will throw off the swingweight of your clubs. If you order new clubs and can get them installed at the factory, or in a fitting with my recommended fitter then I would give them a try. Please try them though before buying. They are really big grips. I do have recommended grip sizes for my method which are only a bit thicker than standard. Custom fit to each person’s hand size. Members can email me for individual sizing information.