Left Arm Motion – Golf Swing Tips For Improved Consistency

http://www.performbettergolf.com/blog/left-arm-motion-in-swing – Golf Swing Biomechanic Mike Pedersen of PerformBetterGolf.com shows you how your left arm should move in the golf swing to hit pure golf shots and improve your consistency. A connected left arm in your swing will produce a repeatable golf swing with very few flaws.

Once you get this, you’ll be striking the ball better than you have in years. Learning what your left arm does in your golf takeaway, downswing and through impact will be an eye-opener for you.

Golf Swing Training Aid

If you really want to get the feel of this connected left arm, take a look at this training aid:


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  1. The right arm is at a 45 degree angle to the target line when the left elbow is pointing at the ground.  It's not necessarily the top of the back swing but it can be (in my case it is).

  2. Brilliant! Yes, this connection with the upper left arm and chest is the ""key" to the golf swing. Also, gripping the club with only the last 3 fingers of the left hand (for right handed golfer) while lightly placing the left forefinger and thumb on shaft with a very light right hand grip. Squeeze those last 3 fingers with 7/10 pressure. Now swing the club like Mike says here using your left arm mainly during the entire swing. Keep the right arm idle during the entire swing. Works with Driver, Woods, Irons, and even Wedges!

    I now shoot in the 70's mainly with what Mike teaches here. Never losing the connection with the upper left arm and chest is the "key".


  3. I have read and looked at near everything on golf, but I was still very inconsistent.  After trying Mikes ideas on the right elbow, then on the left arm, I am a different golfer – enjoying the game more, and thinking how lucky I am that I stumbled across Mike on the internet.  Thanks a million, Mike, I cannot find the adequate words to express my gratitude to you.

  4. I always found the term connected conflicting with freedom of arm movement but I assume you can move while maintaining connection. Some golfers also use connection with right arm but as far as I can see the right arm is kind of free floating in the backswing?

  5. I watched this video and took it to heart after a week of the shanks but the left arm low is causing me to fade anyone know why? I'm hitting it a lot more consistent

  6. Excellent. Thanks very much. Always struggled with backswing and this concept has helped me immensely.