Impact and Hockey

Hockey players are great golfers because the impact position is similar. To get the correct athletic feel for impact try this "slap shot" drill. Separate your hands on the club then make a half backswing on the downswing pretend you are hitting a hockey slap shot. You will notice your hips clearing, weight going into your forward leg, right shoulder working under, arms extended, handle of the club is forward of the ball;  all the great impact positions you see in a golfer.