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The bending action of the right arm in the golf swing is an extremely important element to a good swing. Often times, we can’t do what we want with the club because we’ve positioned the right arm in such a way that doesn’t leave us any choice but to move the club poorly.

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  1. A. Rutkowski

    May 5, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Might be interesting to show a right arm skeleton instead of a left arm if you are going to talk about right arm bend.

    • Daniel

      May 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Umm… it is a right arm.. the figures are facing towards you.. pretty obvious

  2. BT

    May 5, 2018 at 4:46 am

    I liked it. Thanks.
    Might be interesting to see a pro vs am pitching – what are the pros doing from 60 out to fire the ball in low and hard with spin?
    Thanks

  3. xpc

    May 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I think this is deceptive in focusing on one aspect. 1 the pro greater bend at address may well be because of greater shoulder slope. 2 With the pro hands high at transition the r elbow can only be less bent as the left arm is straight. With the am a high hand position is only achieved by flexing the left arm i.e. it is artificially high and the right elbow flexes accordingly. 3 the shoulder turn is much less. This it appears to me is the old correlation is not causation without real analysis of process.

  4. Yoker

    May 3, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    nteresting…. and in the BS the Pro is wider while the Am is compact. But in the DS the Pro trail arm is tighter while the Am is disconnected.
    The Ams have it reversed …. lol

  5. ChipNRun

    May 2, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    As a one-time baseball player, I have battled over-the-top forever in my golf swing.

    Also, I am now 67, and have moved to a rather compact swing. Above all, I want a balanced stance with weight on heels for full shots.

    In my takeaway, the right elbow hinges smoothly as I rotate to the top. Then, my downswing starts by dropping the hands slightly, triggering a nice right hip turn and hit a fairly high draw.

    I may be losing our on distance a bit, but I have decent control.

    I also fear that the barely bend right elbow would result in a slide on the takeaway, rather than a rotation.

    Am I missing something?

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