How The Right Arm Works In The Golf Swing
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There is a LOT of information in this video just on the right arm. But, basically we’ve got four main parts:
*How much should the right arm bend or not in the golf swing?
*What sort of arm rotation should you have?
*What should your risk conditions look like?
*And then internal, external rotation of your trail shoulder.
This is like a masterclass on right arm and it’s information based for you guys to be able to understand what you’re doing in your swing and be able to correct it.
The first function of the right arm that I want to talk about is how bent or how straight it is. At the top of the swing, we want the right arm to be bent more or less 90 degrees. As I start my downswing, I’m going to maintain 90 or even increase the length to about 120 at first parallel. Then I’m going to maintain 120 or increase the length of it to about 150 degrees.
How bent my right arm is going to be at impact will depend a lot on body bends. The closer my body is to the ground through forward flexion or right-side bend, the more bent my right arm is going to be. The farther my body is a way from the ground, the longer the right arm is going to be. Typically, the right arm of good ball strikers is more bent.
The next thing is amount of rotation. So, how much supination (palm up) or pronation (palm down) or simply rotation. I’m more palm-up – or supinated- early and then palm down – pronated – later into the follow through
The third part of the right arm is wrist conditions. Am I in a flexed or extended position? If I’m normal at the top, I’m in a little bit of an extended or bent back position. if you’ve watched our previous videos, you know that I like to keep that bent back and maintain extension all the way to and past impact. I would want you to feel like you maintain that all the way at – or past- impact to get shaft lean and dynamic loft.
The last portion of this is internal and external rotation. I covered that in this previous video. So, you can get a lot more detail there.
This is like a masterclass on right arm and its information for you guys to be able to understand what you’re doing in your swing and to be able to correct it.
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