I am fast learning that the biggest problem among mid to low handicappers is they don’t have near enough arm lift at the beginning of their takeaway…and it forces them into late arm lift, which ends in a long out of sync backswing…but it’s their only choice to avoid the hands and club being way behind their turns.
Because when they were beginners they had “low and slow” and “don’t lift” and they kept those thoughts long past when they were effective and got them out of sync.
It is exactly this simple. The hips shoulders, arms and hands need to work together. If one is too active or too passive, it doesn’t work.
1. Setup with proper tilt and bend at the waist/hips.
2. Allow the hips to rotate freely, turning level to the spine.
3. Allow the shoulders to turn freely and rotate level to the hips and by default…level to the spine.
4. Allow the left arm to lift at the same angle the shoulders and hips are turning.
5. Allow the wrists to hinge at the angle to line up the club face to the left arm…and by default, align the club face to the shoulder turn, hip turn and spine.
Viola!…we have an in sync backswing.
#4 is killing so many of my students and that’s because no one says lift the left arm. That is taboo.
You need enough early arm lift, so you don’t need late arm lift.
Early arm lift to line the left arm up with the turn and keep the hands in front of the chest…GOOD!!!!!!
late arm lift because the left arm is across the chest and the hands and club are way behind the turn…BAD!!!!