Debunking the Arm Swing Myth and Unlocking the Secrets of Professional Impact
In this blog post, we'll share three easy steps to achieving shaft lean at impact during your golf swing.
If you want to improve your game by mastering the secrets of professional impact positions, then read on... You'll discover the arm swing myth, getting the club in the right spot, and learn the proper delivery techniques to improve your golf swing and give you better results on the course.
Step 1: Understanding the Arm Swing Myth
When it comes to shaft lean at impact, many golfers come in with what we call the "arm swing myth." This misconception is visualizing that their hands travel across their body to achieve the desired shaft lean. In reality, this isn't what's happening at all.
Instead, the best players in the world achieve shaft lean through a combination of hip and torso rotation, as well as the proper lowering of their arms. So instead of focusing on wiping the arms across your body during the swing, it's essential to understand that your hands should remain on the trail side of your body until after impact.
This is because professional impact positions happen on the trail side; trying to force your hands in front of the ball and driving your elbow in front of your trail hip will only hinder your progress.
Step 2: Getting the Club in the Right Spot
To achieve shaft lean, you need to get the club in the right position during the downswing. Ensure that the club is briefly below your hands before it reaches impact. Avoid tipping the club out over the hands before it gets below them, which creates a lack of shaft lean and a significant problem for many amateur golfers.
Instead, focus on keeping the club behind your hands, then let it pass slightly through and underneath them before the club tips out. This approach enables you to set yourself up for proper shaft lean without the added problems of scooping or a steep, over-the-top swing.
Step 3: The Key to Proper Delivery
Now that you understand where the club should be in your downswing, it's time to focus on delivery. As you shift and pivot your body, allow the club to swing through to the point where it's pointing back at you after impact. Throughout this process, ensure that your hands are positioned on the trail side of your body, which, combined with correct rotation and lowering of your arms, will result in automatic shaft lean.
It's essential to realize that trying to maintain the "lag angle" (the angle between your shaft and forearm) doesn't create shaft lean. In fact, attempting to hold this angle and add rotation will cause the club to tip out and result in less shaft lean.
Achieving Shaft Lean Through Proper Technique and Understanding
When you think about it... achieving shaft lean is probably easier than you thought. It's much easier to achieve these position and concepts.
By understanding the arm swing myth, getting the club in the right position, and mastering delivery, you can achieve shaft lean in your golf swing. A fundamental factor in improving your golf game, proper shaft lean encompasses the right amount of rotation and correct positioning of your hands relative to your body.
Focus on these components, and you'll be well on your way to mastering the art of the shaft lean at impact. With some practice and commitment to perfecting your technique, you'll be reaching new heights in your golf game.