Like most of the cliches that have ruined us, “Don’t lift the arms,” is devastating.
This effort to not lift the arms causes our two favorite problems. OTT and getting stuck.
Again, I am not advocating that beginner, “no shoulder turn, arm lift” swing, but here is what happens when you don’t allow the arms to lift in sync with the shoulder turn.
Either your arms get immediately behind your body and the club and arms are way too far to the inside and the only place to go is way over the top…or they go behind you, lift late, drop back behind you and you’re stuck.
Turn your back to target is a fine feel, but if you have no arm lift you will rotate your shoulders too flat and your arms will be behind you.
Use the shoulder turn to throw the ball (the club) over your right shoulder and you will have the right amount of arm lift…for you.