Widen your backswing arc for greater lag and more power!

 

widen1 THE LEFT ARM at start up is straight, tension free and pointing from the shoulder to a point slightly behind the ball.

THE LEFT SHOULDER  is the center of the left arm and club swing. The motion, caused by the relationship between the left shoulder, left arm, shaft and club head, forms a circle. The left shoulder is the center of this circle. The left arm and the club form the radius of this circle. The club head moves along the arc of this circle and the golf ball rest on the arc of this circle.The left arm is caused to remain straight by the outward and upward pressure of the right heel pad against the left thumb. This relationship of the right hand and left thumb is called extensor action.

EXTENSOR ACTION. This extensor action joins the hands together and allows the two arms to work together in front of the body. As long as this outward pressure against the thumb is maintained the left arm will remain extended and will be tension free from address to the top of the backswing, returning to impact.

You will notice the spine angle straightening as the shoulders finish their cocking motion from the extensor action of the right palm (pressure point #2)

THE LEFT ARM at start up is straight, tension free and pointing from the shoulder to a point slightly behind the ball.

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 widen3 During the downswing – when the left arm reaches a position parallel to the ground, CENTIFUGAL FORCE takes over and keeps the left arm straight until the momentum of the club head causes the left elbow to fold. This folding action allows the club to swing over the left shoulder and diagonally behind the back to help maintain good balance.To maintain a straight plane line the club shaft will be pointing at the target line.
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