What is the Correct Right Arm Swing Sequence From Start to Finish - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)
What is the Correct Right Arm Swing Sequence From Start to Finish - Golf Swing Tip for Women (Video)

With this swing tip we’re going to look at what the correct movement is for the right arm for a right-handed player during the golf swing. So let’s move into the start position of address and set up, and initially the correct position for the right arm here is a very, very passive position. The left arm is really, really straight; the right arm is very relaxed, and the elbow is tucked into the torso. It’s sitting just in front of the right ribcage. As we start to move the club back, the left side is the driving force the right arm is extremely passive all the way during the backswing and really it’s just there holding onto the club.

The right arm doesn’t come into play until during the downswing for a right handed golfer. So the left arm is a dominant force and the right arm remains bent at the elbow, with the right elbow tucked in just in front of the right rib cage. The hinge of the wrist is allowing the club head to rise and as the club head rises we see this position where the right arm again very bent at the elbow, the elbow is pointing downwards to the floor, a very passive position.

Rotating into the top of the backswing we now see again that the elbow is still very, very bent, we have a right angle position between the shoulders and the right biceps, the right upper arm position there. And the right hand is holding the club from underneath the club, so it’s resting the club in it. This position’s been likened a lot to maybe a waiter or a waitress in the restaurant who’s carrying a tray with one hand, and is holding it up above people’s heads. So that’s the correct right hand position at then top of the backswing, and we’ve just got the club sitting in that position.

As you start to swing down, the right arm again very passive the left arm is a driving force pulling the club down, the right elbow will start tuck back into the front of the right side of the rib cage, and maintain in a very, very passive position until we get to where release is going to happen.

So once the hands have become in from of the right thigh, the right arm will now take over during the swing and inject the power, so the right arm will now straighten out as the right side moves into the golf swing and you rotate it straight and the right arm out, on the follow through really extending with the hands stretching through the shot. The right hand is rotating over the left hand at this particular time now, and becoming the more dominant force and the hand is – the arm is staying nice and straight, until about this position on the follow through when it can now relax and allow you to finish in a full golf swing position. So the right arm is very, very passive during the backswing it’s very passive for the initial movement on the downswing, but it really comes onto it’s own, through impact and on the follow through.

To help you with that one good drill to do will be if you take a wood cover or maybe one of old gloves and just place the wood cover or the gloves between your right arm the right side of you okay. So you should be set up in a way that you can hold that wood cover in position and that you can swing back on that backswing keeping the arms and the torso connected. If you find that the right arm is making more a pulling action and becoming more dominant on the backswing, so we’d see more of this happening, okay and we can see that at the top of the backswing there, the right elbow is pulled back ,the right arm is pulling the club around the body rather than being passive and letting the shoulders rotate.

So really good practice drill there would be just put the wood cover or the glove under the right arm, and hold it next to the body, so that as you swing back you don’t let go off that head cover or glove and it allows the right arm to stay in the correct position. Dropping the glove, the right arm has become too dominant on the backswing and it will start to cause you problems through impact and with your connections. So try that drill the next time you are on the range and you should start to find that you hit better more solid golf shots.

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With this swing tip we’re going to look at what the correct movement is for the right arm for a right-handed player during the golf swing. So let’s move into the start position of address and set up, and initially the correct position for the right arm here is a very, very passive position. The left arm is really, really straight; the right arm is very relaxed, and the elbow is tucked into the torso. It’s sitting just in front of the right ribcage. As we start to move the club back, the left side is the driving force the right arm is extremely passive all the way during the backswing and really it’s just there holding onto the club.

The right arm doesn’t come into play until during the downswing for a right handed golfer. So the left arm is a dominant force and the right arm remains bent at the elbow, with the right elbow tucked in just in front of the right rib cage. The hinge of the wrist is allowing the club head to rise and as the club head rises we see this position where the right arm again very bent at the elbow, the elbow is pointing downwards to the floor, a very passive position.

Rotating into the top of the backswing we now see again that the elbow is still very, very bent, we have a right angle position between the shoulders and the right biceps, the right upper arm position there. And the right hand is holding the club from underneath the club, so it’s resting the club in it. This position’s been likened a lot to maybe a waiter or a waitress in the restaurant who’s carrying a tray with one hand, and is holding it up above people’s heads. So that’s the correct right hand position at then top of the backswing, and we’ve just got the club sitting in that position.

As you start to swing down, the right arm again very passive the left arm is a driving force pulling the club down, the right elbow will start tuck back into the front of the right side of the rib cage, and maintain in a very, very passive position until we get to where release is going to happen.

So once the hands have become in from of the right thigh, the right arm will now take over during the swing and inject the power, so the right arm will now straighten out as the right side moves into the golf swing and you rotate it straight and the right arm out, on the follow through really extending with the hands stretching through the shot. The right hand is rotating over the left hand at this particular time now, and becoming the more dominant force and the hand is – the arm is staying nice and straight, until about this position on the follow through when it can now relax and allow you to finish in a full golf swing position. So the right arm is very, very passive during the backswing it’s very passive for the initial movement on the downswing, but it really comes onto it’s own, through impact and on the follow through.

To help you with that one good drill to do will be if you take a wood cover or maybe one of old gloves and just place the wood cover or the gloves between your right arm the right side of you okay. So you should be set up in a way that you can hold that wood cover in position and that you can swing back on that backswing keeping the arms and the torso connected. If you find that the right arm is making more a pulling action and becoming more dominant on the backswing, so we’d see more of this happening, okay and we can see that at the top of the backswing there, the right elbow is pulled back ,the right arm is pulling the club around the body rather than being passive and letting the shoulders rotate.

So really good practice drill there would be just put the wood cover or the glove under the right arm, and hold it next to the body, so that as you swing back you don’t let go off that head cover or glove and it allows the right arm to stay in the correct position. Dropping the glove, the right arm has become too dominant on the backswing and it will start to cause you problems through impact and with your connections. So try that drill the next time you are on the range and you should start to find that you hit better more solid golf shots.