Left Arm Bend In The Golf Swing: Pros vs Ams

We get questions about the left arm (or right arm for you lefties) during the swing… should it stay straight or should it bend? Many times our amateur clients have been told they “collapse” at the top, so they try the opposite of collapsing which is keeping that left arm ram-rod straight. Well… neither is going to help your swing. Let’s take a look at how the pros move do it.

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  1. Mike, really interesting! Do you think the hyper-extension at address for the pro promotes a stretch-shorten cycle which then promotes a later elbow bend? Do you recommend hyper-extension at address?