Arms Straight at Address & Impact…Barney Beard Golf

Arms Straight at Address

Both arms should be straight and fully extended at ADDRESS.

Both arms should be straight and extended at IMPACT.

One arm bends on the backswing, the other arm bends on the follow through but both are straight at address and impact.

At address the arms hang downward from the shoulder joints, not outward. That’s one of the reasons the golfer needs to get his/her watermelon back out of the way. The golf swing is more Ferris wheel than carousel. The arms are NOT in a straight line with the shaft of the club. An angle is formed where the arms/hands join the handle of the club. Because the spine is tilted towards the golf ball, the arms can hang almost straight down from the shoulder joints. The handle of the club should be quite close to the body/clothing…get your head up and that watermelon back out of the way.

Head up, Hands down, Arms straight.

Both arms should be straight and fully extended at ADDRESS.

On your backswing, the right elbow will bend.

Both arms should be straight and fully extended at IMPACT.

On your follow-through the left elbow will bend.

At address and again at impact both arms should be straight.

One arm bends on the backswing. The other arm bends on the follow-through.

On your backswing the left arm is straight, the right bends.

On your follow-through the left arm is straight and the right bends.

Hint: If you didn’t have elbows this advice wouldn’t be necessary. When I say ‘arms straight’ I mean the top part of the arm is in a straight line with the bottom part of the arm.

I mean: Arms straight. Elbows not bent in the least.

I mean to say I want BOTH arms straight at address and impact.

I have no useful advice for dogs or cats who play golf. Have you seen how crooked a dog’s hind leg is? They should probably stick to bowling.

Kangaroos could benefit if they could keep their feet still.

An athletic octopus wanting to learn golf will have to find someone else.

Play Often, Have Fun, Respect the Game,

Barney Beard

 

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