Predict Contact

wisdomin golf Shawn

Hi from the Wisdom in Golf Team!

You are a PAR member

This page is an EAGLE EXCLUSIVE area. Please consider our EAGLE EXCLUSIVE program and all its benefits on our Upgrade page


You are not a member

Oh no! are you serious? Don't tell me that you are not subscribed and that you are going to miss out on this amazing video that will show you how to drive the ball long and straight!? Please click here to subscribe



What is Wisdom in Golf

Shawn Clement, one of the top 20 youtube teachers and the only one recognized for teaching without body part or positions, drives the ball over 300 yards both right-handed and left-handed and breaks par from either side, and is also the only one who ever qualified and played world-ranked events with 1/2 left and 1/2 right-handed clubs in the same bag! He is the ultimate expert on golf instruction!

He and his team will show you how to play to your full potential with our Online Golf Lessons Academy...

Check Out our Subscription plans for the complete Golf Video Series with Shawn.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Hi Shawn,
French premium member,I apologize for my poor English..
I struggle a lot with this contact prediction idea..
I feel a lack of confidence in the natural unhinging of my wrists through impact..
The consequence is a kind casting to try hitting the ball with my right hand..(trail hand).
I have played golf with this problem..for years ..
Could you give me your opinion and some drills to try to correct that..
Congratulation for your wonderful way of teaching !
Christian . Suresnes France

Thanks Shawn. Et merci infiniment pour le Français !

I seem to make decent contact with my irons, but rarely take a divot. I feel that I may be leaving some distance on the table. Any suggestions on how to correct this?

I probably need more practice. These are new irons that I got after testing a bunch of models on the simulator. Thanks.

Hi Shawn,

I was practicing to predict contact and cutting grass as I’m throwing the club. But I still have trouble contacting the grass properly. Should I be picturing, throwing the club back, then the cutting of the grass at the club’s low point (several inches in front of the ball), then throwing the club forward? Also, I’m able to see the blur of the club without the ball but I seem to lose track of tracking the blur once the ball is laid down.


Dario D'Andrea

Hi Shawn, I was working on fine tuning my predictions for my irons and woods, as last round out I had some fat contact show up on extremely wet fairways (with all the darn rain we’ve been getting in Montreal!) and my ball striking was exposed.

I noticed in re-watching this video, that I may be misinterpreting the correct way to “lower the machine” after my practice throws above the ball. I consciously observed that I have been lowering mostly by increasing knee flex, which I believe might be bringing my low point way back. After watching the video, it seems like your knee flex does not change at all from practice throw whiffs, to tops, thins and so on. Can you explain the proper way to lower the machine? Should it be mostly from the waist up like a crane lowering the wrecking ball?

Thank you,

Extremely helpful Shawn!
Have only recently subscribed but already am ridiculously excited at the prospect of introducing significant changes to my game!
At this point just to say that occasionally (when i have remembered to do this and usually only in practice) i have found it very helpful to imagine I am not trying to hit the ball, but rather an imaginary one 3-4” ahead.
As someone who is plagued with inconsistency of fat and thin shots and coming from too much inside (and pushing shots badly to the right-usually lost or in trouble!) could i trouble you please to direct me to any specific videos covering these points?
Many thanks

Randy Crowe

Hey Shawn, this may sound weird, but on iron shots I hit the ball 1st but my divots are like 2inches deep just passed the ball? I feel like I’m heaving the club in the backswing, getting the ground with my legs, then throwing to the mind picture! No distance loss but the greenskeeper can’t be happy!

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x