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The Impact Zone: Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth

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"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
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Joseph Naus
Jan 05, 2015 Joseph Naus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: golf
published in 2007 ...

oh oh oh ... as usual i have tons to say, mostly good.

first, i think this book is meant for golfers with some understanding of the golf swing. i don't think it would be very helpful to a beginner. however, if you are a beginner, do read it, just after you've got some of the basics like grip and stance down.

second, bobby clampett is interesting because he was an amateur phenom, the likes of tiger and jack, but his pro career was less than what many expected. he speaks to this
Stacy Bearse
Sep 22, 2016 Stacy Bearse rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is an entire book that explores the path of a golf club in that one-foot zone as it passes through the golf ball. Sound dull? Then you are not serious about the game. To those of us who are obsessed, Bobby Clampett's well-written analysis is an eye opener. In fact, I'm headed to the range early tomorrow morning with a list of new swing techniques to try out. All golfers tinker with their swings. If I learn one little tweak that helps me improve accuracy, then my time with this book was wort ...more
Kevin Johnson
May 26, 2015 Kevin Johnson rated it really liked it
Does a better job of breaking down the different things your trying to make the club due instead of the normal approach of how you stand or swing that throws out a lot of a person's unique physical differences. Not that any book can really get you to fix this game after a read, but as in any book of this type if it helps with just a few pieces of your game then its worth the read. In this case this book is bound to help you with at least one difficulty. For me, I no longer top the ball like I us ...more
Bob Perhach
Jun 19, 2016 Bob Perhach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Within the short period of time that I purchased this book I have improved the impacts on both my chipping and pitching. My putting has improved considerably just from recognizing one sentence within this book on putting. I realize I still have much more improving for my golf game and that it takes time to get it done right. Anyone that would give this book a low rating has a lot to learn about golf. Thank you MR. CLAMPETT for this great book.
Jul 18, 2016 Tim rated it liked it
This book is a bit dated however the information and the delivery was worthwhile for golfers of any skill level. What I found particularly unique is his view on swing style, and while some many harp on the minutiae, the one fact that remains is that the 'impact zone' is what really counts and in this case the destination can be more important than the journey.
You will not be disappointed with the information in this book.
David Levin
Feb 15, 2015 David Levin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learn how to correctly strike a golf ball.

Bobby Clampett gives a clear explanation of swing " dynamics" that can give anyone the tools needed to strike the golf ball the way the pros do. His impact zone concept makes sense out of what most instructors make confusing. Make the kind of contact you always wanted to from putting to driving. Good read,too.
Jerry Ortiz
Jul 18, 2012 Jerry Ortiz rated it really liked it
This was a very readable treatise on the intricacies of the golf swing. It reinforced the importance of hitting down through the ball leaving the digit 2 - 3 inches in front of the ball. The principle that came clearly to me is "THAT THE ARMS ARE SUBSURVIENT TO TO THE LEGS AND SHOULDERS" as the body turns through the swing. The Impact Zone is a very practical addition to my golf library as I pursue the golf swing.
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