Get Con­nected

It’s the path to good tim­ing

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Play Your Best -

o mat­ter how long or short your swing, one fun­da­men­tal you need to ap­ply is keep­ing your arms “con­nected” to your body as you swing back and through. If you do it right, you’re mak­ing it way eas­ier to have good tim­ing dur­ing the swing and to move the club on the cor­rect plane.

It’s easy to see when your lead arm “dis­con­nects” by mov­ing away from your body on the back­swing. But the trail arm pulling back be­hind you causes just as many prob­lems. Either way, your swing gets shifted off plane, and you’ll have a hard time get­ting your body, hands and arms to work to­gether on the down­swing.

Ideally, your lead arm moves up your chest in the back­swing, and your trail arm doesn’t do much more than fold up from the el­bow and ro­tate out slightly. It’s a sim­ple move, but you have to do it in ad­di­tion to turn­ing your body. Re­mem­ber, the arms bring the club up, and the body ro­ta­tion brings it around. Get it right, and you’ll be in sync, with the club mov­ing on plane.

NHank Haney

is based at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in Lewisville, Texas. To get fixed in Golf Digest, send Hank your swing on Twit­ter: @HankHaney.

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