If you struggle with keeping the arms connected in your backswing, try placing your lead arm on top of your pectoral muscle and keep it connected through the backswing. This will help keep that connection to the body.
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I hear a ton of people talking about all the things that go down in the golf swing and I don’t understand half the words they use because I’m not that smart, so I figured I’d try and dumb it down for people like me! I’m not saying these people are wrong or my way is better, but I wanted to give a different viewpoint... I can’t say this enough though, before making a ton of swing changes by stuff you see online. Make sure your Grip is good, ball position is good, and your posture is good! Once you are good with those three things, then we have 3 1/2 things that happen. Your shoulders/lower body turn, your lead arm rotates, which causes your trail arm to fold, and we have a slight pressure shift into the trail leg. After that... we just undo it by swinging towards your target! Give it a go!
If your arms are separating from your body on your golf backswing, it usually is due to a poor turn. This can cause inconsistencies in the swing and poor contact at impact.
Click the link in our bio to learn more about common backswing mistakes you might be making!
Give Your Spine The Forearm
Make sure you're on-plane at the top of the swing to guarantee solid ballstriking and increased accuracy. Right forearm must be parallel to your spine, left wrist flat and elbows and arms form a tight triangle. These are indications that you've rotated your shoulders into the backswing perfectly.
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Left: BEFORE, Right: AFTER
More left tilt (left shoulder down) at the top of the swing improved all points of this client’s swing, including impact. Note that this player was overdoing the “extension” at the top of the backswing that I advocate. Avoiding the extremes is always a good approach to the golf swing.
For those of you looking to improve your backswing and have your ball striking become more consistent give this a try. It’s great to do this in a mirror so you can see yourself and become aware of what the proper position at the top will feel like. If you have a hard time with this, it could be because of poor T-Spine mobility and you make have to improve that to become better with this. Getting better takes time, so stay patient and good things will happen! Comment below if you have any questions. Remember, forward bend... turns in to side bend when you add rotation. That’s how we stay in a good dynamic posture 💪
This client didn’t come all the way from Hong Kong for the witty repartee. Arrival swing on the left, day 2 on the right (3 images): 2-3 more mph and improved impact, resulting in 8-12 more yards on a 7-iron. Sometimes, no swing changes are required, just a better understanding of how the pelvis is supposed to move. The concept of “weight shift” has been ruinous for many golfers I have helped.
Here’s a great example of what can happen when golfers try to hit “up 5” with the driver. It can also happen when players try to shallow the shaft by dropping the right shoulder in order to “drop it in the slot”. This player ended up with huge low point issues with the irons, in what is otherwise a good golf swing.
Over a 5 year period of @tigerwoods golf swing from when he was working with Butch. Love seeing how much more rounded his swing got in this time frame. @tigerwoods always talks about how he plays golf with his forward swing, because of how good he was at the top of his swing. From this position, playing his best golf, he was able to set up square and start it right 20+ yards and draw it back and the opposite as well... start it left 20+ yards and fade it back.
Watching him now, really reminds me of this change he made back then and with that, he’s gonna be winning a lot more next season! -