THE METHOD

SETUP 4 IMPACT


a simple
powerful
body friendly
Golf Swing

The Setup 4 Impact method is easier, because it simplifies your existing golf swing. 

Developed from years of playing and teaching experience, Kirk Junge’s Setup 4 Impact is the fastest way to learn to swing a golf club with confidence. Longer, straighter golf shots will be the reward of all the effort you put into your new single plane golf swing. 

To see this type of single plane swing in action, you don’t have to look any farther than the PGA Tour and multi-title winner Bryson DeChambeau. 

His Single Plane swing motion is very similar to Setup 4 Impact, even in the terminology he uses to describe it! Bryon’s swing showcases all the benefits of Setup 4 Impact from accuracy to power. 

Kirk Junge has taken all the lessons learned from the greats such as Moe Norman, Bill Melhorn, Dave Pelz and many more. Setup 4 Impact is a golf swing that is easy to repeat and easy on your body!

Conventional V.s. Setup 4 Impact

So what is the difference between the conventional golf swing and the Setup 4 Impact method? 

The biggest difference you’ll find is in the way we Setup to hit a golf shot. The most important moment of the golf swing is IMPACT. By getting yourself setup in a position that is very close to your impact position, it becomes much easier to return the club with a square face and hit longer, straighter shots.

Setup 4 Impact brings your arms into the same alignment they’ll be in when you hit the ball to take out unnecessary timing and compensations, leaving you with an easy to repeat swing. Conventional golf instruction sets up with the hands hanging below the shoulders, which leads to a complicated series of motions to time the club face to square up through impact, all while trying to find room to get back to the ball as your arms straighten an average of four inches from setup.

Talk about difficult!

Setup 4 Impact brings you close to your impact position and allows you to simplify. Turn back, turn through, watch another great shot land on the green or in the fairway!

Moe Norman v.s. Setup 4 Impact

How does Setup 4 Impact stack up against the Moe Norman Single Plane Swing?

Kirk Junge spent time learning directly from Moe, and taught Moe’s swing for more than ten years. Kirk took the feedback from his students and began making changes to the concept, ultimately creating Setup 4 Impact. While Setup 4 Impact is influenced by the Moe Norman swing, it does not place any restrictions on golfers, allowing you to fully customize your swing to suit you.

As it is taught, the Moe Norman swing has you completely recreating Moe’s own idiosyncratic swing down to the inch. Even Moe said that no one should be trying to swing like he did!

With Setup 4 Impact, you gain the advantages of Single Plane golf, such as a repeatable impact position and straight shots, but you can make the swing work for you. Customize your grip, stance, distance from the ball…everything in Setup 4 Impact is about you and the way your setup position works. After all, it is YOUR golf swing!

is Bryson Dechambeau setup 4 impact?

Bryson has proven that a Single Plane golf swing can be competitive and powerful at the same time. Is he Setup 4 Impact?

Bryson calls his swing “Zero Shift”, but has also said that he sets himself up for impact. He has used the same terminology as Setup 4 Impact and his method is so close, we consider him part of the S4I family.

He sets himself close to his impact position at the start of his swing, bringing his hands up and down the same single plane throughout. Bryson’s swing is a great example of how to customize a Setup 4 Impact swing. His setup, backswing and impact position are exactly what a single plane swing should be, and he has found a grip and stance that suits his impact position perfectly. 

Minimalist v.s. Setup 4 impact

Before Setup 4 Impact, there was the Minimalist Single Plane Swing, which was tweaked and evolved into what we know as S4I today. This swing was created by Kirk Junge to help golfers begin simplifying their approach to the game and stop the dreaded slice that affects so many amateur players today.

What’s the difference between the Minimalist Swing and Setup 4 Impact?

We like to think of it like another customization of the S4I swing instead of a separate swing. It follows the same principles as Setup 4 Impact does, but sets the body in a position that further simplifies the backswing in an effort to help stop the “over the top” move that many golfers have. This swing is another way to improve your game, and has other customizations that available to help every golfer, regardless of ability. 

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