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Full Swing Tip
Keep your left arm straight? Many golfers complain about how difficult it is to keep their lever arm (left arm for right-handed golfers) straight in the backswing. Let me offer two general suggestions:
- It is not absolutely necessary to keep your lever arm completely straight in the backswing. Some excellent players have a slight fold or give in their lever arm in the backswing, but they
then allow it naturally re-extend on the downswing.
- Most of the time when extension is a problem it is not necessarily a lack of flexibility, but a lack of upper torso rotation in the backswing: i.e., the arms are trying to go too far
back for how much the shoulders are turning.
Although a fully extended lever arm is ideal for a simple golf swing it is not essential. And if you make a good shoulder turn instead of trying to create the backswing with
your arms, then keeping your lever arm extended is pretty easy.
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