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Last time, we worked on the hip movements on the backswing – now we’re adding the arms! Stay focused on your practice! Work these slowly until you can do it correctly (focus on the checkpoints), and then speed it up.

This new series is all about helping you improve your golf swing quickly. We’re going to break the swing down into its component parts and give you specific practice direction — master these key elements of the swing and you’ll see improvement fast!

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Lucas Wald is a former touring professional turned instructor. Lucas has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Teachers in America (2016-2017) and the Best Teacher in Arkansas (2017). His notable students include Harris English, Brad Faxon, Brandel Chamblee, Jeff Flagg (2014 World Long Drive Champion), Eddie Fernandes (2018 World Long Drive Champion, Master Division), and Victoria Lovelady (Ladies European Tour). Lucas has been sought out by some of the biggest names in the game for his groundbreaking research on the golf swing, and he’s known for his student case studies – with juniors, adult amateurs, and tour pros – that show that significant improvement in power and ball striking is possible in golfers of all levels. Check out his website - lucaswaldgolf.com - and be sure to follow Lucas on social media.

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  1. geohogan

    Feb 2, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Adding arm movement to torso rotation

    isnt so complicated.. its not a allusion, its vertical.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo_XJL4UqKk

  2. Jason

    Jan 31, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I gotta say none of that means anything if you do not get into the right positions and you are way to far inside on the back swing. Resulting in being across the line at the top and getting stuck on the downswing. Maybe a simpler video that starts with everything moving STRAIGHT back. After that everything just follows.

  3. Speedy

    Jan 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Good stuff, Lucas. Key to building swing radius.

  4. Scheiss

    Jan 30, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Geez man, get a remote mic, please!

    • Tiger Noods

      Jan 31, 2019 at 2:53 am

      Please find someone to help you with audio. That’s awful.

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