This Article is About
golf swing
downswing
golf ball
misconceptions
golfers
important things
consistency
triangle
heck
How To Use Your Arms In The Golf Swing For Power And Consistency
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

One very important thing to learn is how to use your arms in golf swing for power and consistency. There are so many misconceptions out there, and I know for myself, I've tried them all, with not much success. Since your hands are the only contact with the club, what your arms do in your golf swing is critical to optimal ball striking and acccuracy. 

One of the most important things is what they call a "one-piece" takeaway. I want you to imagine a triangle betweeen your hands, arms and shoulders. And the club would be an extension straight out from the tip of the triangle.

This triangle moves together in your takeaway, with no independent movement of your hands, wrists or elbows. This is a very simple move, and yet most golfers (myself included) don't do it. When you can use the rotation (pivot) of your upper body in your takeaway, you are minimizing all the extra, wasted motions in your swing, which will make it much easier to get and stay on plane in your swing, both going back and coming down into impact.

As you continue back you should really try to keep the triangle in tact for as long as you can, while you are continuing to turn back with your upper body. This will give you a very deep turn, creating a lot of core torque, as well as giving you a ton of room to come down from the inside.

As you get to the top, there will still be evidence of this triangle, but now you'll have a bent right elbow. When you get to the top in this position, all you have to do is rotate down, and unwind your body, and your club should automatically be on plane, and ready to compress the heck out of your golf ball.

Another tip is to feel your upper arms in contact with the side of your chest pretty much throughout your golf swing. This will keep you connected, which is a very powerful way to hit the golf ball. Most golfers let their right elbows fly away from this connected position near the top of their swing, causing the club to get across the line, as well as encouraging a steep downswing, where you'll have to make compensations to get on plane and hit a solid golf shot.

This is so important to learn how your arms in golf swing mechanics can positively or negatively affect your outcome.

I am a big believer in using a training aid to improve swing technique, so you might want to look at a connected golf swing trainer to help you make this one piece move in your golf swing.

 

 


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
The Golf Swing Sequence
Having coached a few fairly established players lately I was amazed to find that many are unsure of the correct golf swing sequence. The golf swing is really a simple series of movements which we tend to over complicate so in this article I am going to outline the sequence…
By: Lawrence Bredenkamp in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jan 05, 2012  
8
  Likes: 2

Eyes And Head In the Golf Swing
How many times do your hear golfers say they hit poor shots because they take their eye off the ball? This is not as critical as you might think. It is excessive movement of the head that causes bigger problems. The eyes in the golf swing Every golfer knows that…
By: Golfspice in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 24, 2012  
5
  Likes: 3

What's Your Right Arm Have To Do With A Better Golf Swing
Being an analytic, I have broken down the golf swing into joints and how your body moves during the swing. There are hundreds of different ways to swing, but your joints must do a certain movement correctly in order to hit a solid golf shot. What I want to talk…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 20, 2012  
3
  Likes: 3

How to Improve My Golf Swing
The Golf Swing is a very interesting topic. Timing is the key towards a successful golf swing. If your timing is tad out then not enough energy will be generated to send the ball into flight. The most underrated move in the golf swing is the FORWARD PRESS. The forward…
By: Jay18 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jul 16, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Can You Achieve A Perfect Release In Your Golf Swing
They say impact in golf is everything, and I'm going to make it even more specific and say how you release your hands through impact is the key. Golfers looking for a perfect ball/club contact will need to educate their hands. Because the swing is just about one second in…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 13, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Basic Golf Swing
Thursday 14th December 2012 Basic Golf Swing Many things have been said about the golf swing, books, videos, DVD’s you name it. There are a lot of conflicting arguments on what the basic golf swing should consist of. If truth be known it is just a swinging motion of the…
By: alan14 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Dec 15, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Tips To Stop Wrist Flip In Your Golf Swing
One of the most common faults with amateur golfers is the wrist flip in their golf swing. There are many terms for it like, casting, releasing angle,premature uncocking of wrists, throwing the club and many others, but the the bottom line is a very inconsistent swing with mishits like thin,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Oct 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 7

Simple Tips To Stay Connected For Golf Swing Consistency
The modern golf swing is more of a connected swing with the syncing of the upper arms and body, as opposed to the arms being independent from the body. This type of swing is more consistent and easier to repeat, so amateur golfers should take notice, and start to incorporate…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Oct 03, 2011  
0
  Likes: 4

Use Your Knees Correctly In Your Golf Swing
For any golfer looking to improve their swing power and consistency, learning the proper way to use your knees in your swing is critical to your success on the course. Many golfers don't realize this, but your lower body (hips, legs, knees and feet) are your foundation or support to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Oct 02, 2011  
1
  Likes: 4

Cure Reverse Pivot In Your Golf Swing
A very common golf swing fault is the reverse pivot. That is where a golfer makes an incorrect backswing resulting in the weight "hanging" more towards the target, rather than in the inside of the right leg for a right handed golfer. If you don't rotate back (pivot) correctly, you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Oct 03, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

The Golf Swing: A Proper Shoulder Turn
A proper golf shoulder turn is an essential part of a good golf swing. It is important to understand what a shoulder turn is and how it is achieved. To begin with, it’s critical to have a vivid mental picture of what a proper shoulder turn looks like and how…
By: Jay Robert in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Sep 07, 2011  
3
  Likes: 3

Simple Golf Swing Review - Check Out These 5 Golf Tips!
Here are some tips that might help your game. 5 to be exact. Every good simple golf swing review should mention something about making crisp and solid contact with the ball. Here are some ways to do that. 1. Spine Angle. Try to maintain a consistent spine angle. If you…
By: Jerry Ponson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Aug 21, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

The Proper Function Of the Wrists In the Golf Swing
It is important to understand the proper release of the wrists in a golf swing. The wrist release is the most important aspect of the golf swing when it comes to making contact with the ball properly. The shoulder turn and upper body spine angle are necessary to direct the…
By: Jay Robert in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Dec 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Better Golf Swing
How do you get a better golf swing? What are the keys to having a consistent, repeatable golf swing? Most golfers can agree that you can never have, or keep, the perfect golf swing. It’s something we all have to work for and really work at if we want to…
By: Frank Johnson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jan 28, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Fix Your Golf Swing - Cure That Golf Hook
Cure that golf hook A badly sliced drive is among the most common bad shots by weekend golfers. It causes a player much frustration and angst -- not to mention lost balls and lost strokes on the scorecard. A badly hooked drive can be just as bad. What happens? You…
By: John Janson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2645    Report this Article