I created a drill to “imprint” impact into muscle memory. I call it the “Isometric Impact Drill”. The key to incorporate this memory, is to repeatedly setup with a golf club head up against something stationary like a door jamb or to the side at the bottom of some stairs… some place that is solid, but you have room to “simulate impact” up against something that won’t move. Next, take your setup, with the club head up against something solid. Then, simulate impact by unwinding or turning your hips slightly towards the target, as you feel resistance at the club head. Hold this feeling for a few seconds and let your body make a mental snapshot. It is like trying to memorize this body position and feeling.
You should have 60% or more weight on your front foot! You should have the shaft in line with the front arm. Your entire body should feel like it is helping move the club head, while pushing up against the door jamb. Your elbows should be close together and pointing back towards your hips. You should feel like your body unwinding, is almost dragging the club head around. The grip end of the shaft should be leading the the club head slightly. Your front wrist should be flat or even bowed out towards the target. Your back wrist bent in helping support. The club face should be square to your target!
If you practice this feeling over and over again, you can “recall” it in your mind just before you swing, and remind your body how you want it to be at impact. Your visualization just prior to swinging, can help recreate the muscle memory you’ve been practicing. This position we’re practicing is “dynamic” meaning, it just occurs (during impact) as we take our complete swing. Nothing happens at impact other than the ball just happens to be in the way. We are accelerating all the way to the finish. In other words, there is no “hit at” or “stopping” just unwind your swing and trying to be in the position you’ve simulated with the drill.