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Straight left arm.
« on: April 13, 2007, 06:12:28 PM »

What does everybody here do to keep a straighter left arm throughout their swing.
I have been practising after reading to keep more pressure on your left thumb, and to use your right hand at the top of your swing(as it should overlap your left hand) to straighten out your arm??
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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007, 06:37:13 PM »

I don't do much of anything other than remind myself to keep it straight right before I swing.  When I'm struggling with anything, I try to make it my last thought before my swing.  However, a straight left arm isn't something I struggle with (at least, Kev says I don't - he's my swing analyst Cheesy ). 
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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007, 06:37:29 PM »

I shortened my backswing.  Seriously.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 06:58:50 PM »

I don't do much of anything other than remind myself to keep it straight right before I swing.

Yep, same for me as well. Smiley
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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 08:12:18 PM »

I shortened my backswing.  Seriously.

Werd.


(Although, moreover, the concept of a straight left arm, is becoming antiquated.  Instead of attempting it as a mechanic of the swing, it should be more the bye product of a good takeaway, with proper upper body rotation, and setting of the wrists.  In short, Jules, if you think 'left arm straight', it, in and of itself, isn't bad.  But, by and large, it will/could short circuit the other functions necessary in your back swing.  Instead, think..'take the club head away with a pushing motion, starting with the left shoulder, keeping the club head outside* your hands to waist high.  Let the momentum of that action carry up, and allow your wrists to set naturally.  I think you will find, that with that 'one piece takeaway', that your left arm is straighter than it has been/you think it is.)


*ever so slightly, as seen from down the line.
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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 08:26:41 PM »

http://www.worldgolf.com/...-golf-tips-evans-3802.htm
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 08:33:13 PM »


That's a very nice article!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 08:35:21 PM »


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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007, 08:36:05 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2007, 08:37:20 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.

Spacey started it. Wink lol
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2007, 08:38:02 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.

Spacey started it. Wink lol

No matter; it's still not nice.

Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2007, 08:40:25 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.

Spacey started it. Wink lol

No matter; it's still not nice.

Cheesy

So, +1 them both and then -1 them? Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2007, 08:41:16 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.

Spacey started it. Wink lol

No matter; it's still not nice.

Cheesy

So, +1 them both and then -1 them? Wink Cheesy

What good would that do?
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2007, 08:43:37 PM »

My whole swing is becoming 'antiquated'. I overhauled a couple of years ago to a more' Modern' version, with pretty good results, but I was still struggling.

This year, I found a good teacher who took a look at me for a minutes and said:

'We're going to put some of the 'Old School' back into that swing, because it's a pretty good swing'. Hers is ALL about the footwork and leg drive, FWIW.

 'Left Arm Straight' and 'Don't Move Your Head' still work nicely, although the subtle move is to ensure that your head does not move up or down, but a little forward is OK for the follow through.
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Re: Straight left arm.
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2007, 08:45:12 PM »

Name-calling isn't nice, stroh.

Spacey started it. Wink lol

No matter; it's still not nice.

Cheesy

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