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Simple Tips To Stay Connected For Golf Swing Consistency
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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 this swing method.

Swinging with a body pivot is also very powerful. Just picture punching someone with just your arm, compared to putting your body into it. Which one do you think is more powerful?

What happens with most high handicap golfers is they start the club back with just their arms, and this causes an out-of-sync backswing, where the arms have gotten away from the body. The result can be an over the top golf swing coming down, or being stuck with your arms behind you coming down. Either result is not one you want.

Instead, what you should focus on is a one-piece takeaway with your upper body (shoulders), arms, and hands going away together. This will keep your arms in closer to your body, as well as keep the club on plane. 

Another common swing fault is using too much hands when taking the club back. This will also create a disconnected golf swing, with additional wasted motion, as well as an off-plane swing that needs some compensation to get back to impact in a somewhat decent position to compress the ball, and take a divot.

For many golfers, their right upper arm (and elbow) gets too far away from the body near the top of the backswing, and the elbow is now behind the body, making it nearly impossible to get back to the ball without being stuck, or having to flip your hands to make contact.

A good swing thought is to keep your right elbow "down" during your backswing, which will keep it in front of your body, and not allow your club to cross the line at the top. Picture holding a dinner tray with your right hand at the top of the swing. To do this, your right elbow must be underneath the plate or else it will spill over.

Another good tip has to do with your lead arm coming into impact and through to almost a full follow through. So many golfers let this elbow get away from their body, which is oftenly called the "chicken wing' for most golfers, and this can cause a swiping of the golf ball, which promotes sidespin and a possible slice.

Focus on keeping your left arm connected to chest at impact and almost all the way through to the finish, where it will separate just a bit.

Using a golf swing connection aid will help you get the right feeling while you actually hit balls, which also will give you instant feedback as to if you are doing it correctly or not.

 


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