Using the arms to move the arms into the backswing can be disastrous, yet it is an extremely difficult move to overcome….
Some of you might be a bit confused.
For as long as the game has been played, most have believed that we used our arms to move the golf club back. It sure looks that way!
We’ve made it even worse with the infamous statement: “take it back low and slow“. (very, very bad suggestion for most)
The most efficient golf swings actually use their backs (core) to move the arms and club into the backswing. The best way to swing is to create enough force from the core early in the swing to allow the arms and club to be swung (slung) on their own momentum. If you can create a swing, you will have a better chance at maintaining path integrity simply because you can employ gravity and rotation (2 very consistent forces). This is, of course, THE HEAVE .
Golfers that use hands, arms, and shoulder to move the club back are in for a long ride of inconsistency…. Sound familiar? Yeah, it sounds like pretty much every golfer on the planet, except for a few dozen….
The brain doesn’t care how talented you are, how old you are, or how many balls you hit…. It simply responds to the power supply submitted in the backswing. If the arms move the club back, the brain will send signals to FORCE the arms down into the forward swing in order to create power…. THE END. It’s an involuntary response!!!
That doesn’t mean you can’t hit good shots, just that you must make compensations for that downward force applied in every swing. It means that the club will be bumped off it’s path every swing….
It’s hard to overcome using the arms to move the arms, I’m the first to admit that, but it had profound effects on my game when I trained myself to use my core to HEAVE the arms and club into the backswing.
I consider it a lifetime project to train in a manner that keeps me HEAVING , rather than using arms in the backswing…. It’s that important, and it’s why you will continue to see me doing the GRAVITY GOLF DRILLS!
Hope you do them as well…. Many of you have no idea what’s possible with your game if you train consistently and systematically as I suggest… Awesome!