BEST GOLF LESSONS: KEEP YOUR LEFT ARM RELATIVELY STRAIGHT DURING YOUR GOLF SWING

best golf lessonsSome of the best golf lessons available are to keep a relatively straight left arm and swing your club until your left shoulder firmly touches your chin during your back swing.

Many golfers do not appreciate the importance of keeping a relatively straight left arm and swinging the club until the left shoulder firmly touches the chin during the golf swing.

If you fail to keep your left arm relatively straight during your golf swing you will make a false turn and hit with your arms rather than with your entire body.

The loss of distance when executing a golf swing with only an arm swing in comparison with a body swing can be substantial.

Keeping your left arm relatively straight during your golf swing will definitely improve your golf swing.

In order to maximize the distance with each of your clubs, you must swing your club during your backswing until your left shoulder firmly touches your chin.

You cannot collapse your left arm when attempting to swing your club until your left shoulder firmly touches your chin.

Dustin Johnson suggests you should turn your left shoulder during your backswing until you can kiss the tip-end of your shoulder.

A relatively straight left arm in combination with a full shoulder turn is required to hit with your body instead of hitting with only your arms. It is required to hit the golf ball straight.

It is not difficult to get into a habit of collapsing your left arm during your back swing, without realizing it.

One summer, I was having extreme pain in my left shoulder when completing a full backswing.

As a result, I began practicing with only a half-swing or,  collapsing my left arm when attempting to execute a full swing, to avoid the pain in my left shoulder.

Later in the summer after my shoulder pain subsided, I noticed I was not getting the distance with my clubs that I had been able to attain prior to my shoulder issue.

I finally realized I was continuing to collapse my left arm instead of keeping it relatively straight when turning my left shoulder during my back swing. I was not turning my body to complete a full back swing.

Once I realized what was occurring, I began to concentrate on keeping my left arm relatively straight and swinging my club until my left shoulder firmly touched my chin on my back swing.

In no time I began hitting my ball as far as prior to my shoulder difficulty.

I also realized that keeping a relatively straight left arm and swinging your club during your back swing until your shoulder firmly touches your chin remains some of the best golf lessons.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.