What Position Should My Left Arm Be As I Address The Golf Ball? (Video)
What Position Should My Left Arm Be As I Address The Golf Ball? (Video)

What position should my left arm be as I address the golf ball? Well there’s two ways we can look at your left arm position; first of all we’ll look at this angle here. And the correct position for your left arm to be in once that you’ve your posture up is for your left arm to be dangling quite vertically and relaxed and hanging freely under the shoulders. So that’s the correct position for your left arm address looking this way on. It’s hanging nice and relaxed as you swing the club away, your arm is going to want to return back to this position and if the club’s next to the ball, you’re going to strike the ball well. If the left arm is out -- away from the body and you’re reaching for the ball too much, as you swing back and swing back in, you’ll put you’re left arm into this more natural relaxed dangling position and you’ll end up hitting the ball off the toe. And similarly if you’re too close with your arms to your body, as you swing away your arm isn’t naturally wanting to hang here, it’s wanting to hang there so it’ll return back into this position pushing the club away from your body and you’ll now hit the ball off the heel of the club or off the hosel which will end up giving you a shank. So make sure you set your arm down directly under your shoulders.

Secondly, we want to look at the fore arm position. So if we look at this position here and we’ve got the arms dangling under the shoulders, we want to make sure that the left arm is set in line with the right arm. We don’t want it back behind the right arm while similarly we don’t want it in front of the right arm. If the left arm is set in front of the right arm and too far forward, this is now going to mean that we will swing the club back on the inside, we’ll hit from the inside and across the target line and we’ll push the ball out to the right. If we set the left arm back, then we’re going to take the club head away on the outside of the target line but as we swing back in we’ll cut across the target line and we’ll hit the ball over to the left. Looking this way on, we want to set the left arm again it’s dangling directly under the shoulders but we want to set the left arm, so as a general rule of the, it’s just on the inside of the left thigh if you are a right handed golfer. This will set the ball -- the hands into the right position that you want the hands in to play the shot from. If you’re playing with your left hand so that’s it’s at more between the legs, your hands are back too far and that’s going to promote you to scoop the ball through impact which is going to give you wishes on connection and power and direction. And similarly if you set the hands too far forward, again, that’s going to give those directional and connectional issues. So just as a general rule of them set the left arm so that’s it’s dangling under the shoulders, but so that the hands position’s inside the left thigh, that will get you striking much better gulf shots and should really ensure that you play a lot better on the course.
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What position should my left arm be as I address the golf ball? Well there’s two ways we can look at your left arm position; first of all we’ll look at this angle here. And the correct position for your left arm to be in once that you’ve your posture up is for your left arm to be dangling quite vertically and relaxed and hanging freely under the shoulders. So that’s the correct position for your left arm address looking this way on. It’s hanging nice and relaxed as you swing the club away, your arm is going to want to return back to this position and if the club’s next to the ball, you’re going to strike the ball well. If the left arm is out -- away from the body and you’re reaching for the ball too much, as you swing back and swing back in, you’ll put you’re left arm into this more natural relaxed dangling position and you’ll end up hitting the ball off the toe. And similarly if you’re too close with your arms to your body, as you swing away your arm isn’t naturally wanting to hang here, it’s wanting to hang there so it’ll return back into this position pushing the club away from your body and you’ll now hit the ball off the heel of the club or off the hosel which will end up giving you a shank. So make sure you set your arm down directly under your shoulders.

Secondly, we want to look at the fore arm position. So if we look at this position here and we’ve got the arms dangling under the shoulders, we want to make sure that the left arm is set in line with the right arm. We don’t want it back behind the right arm while similarly we don’t want it in front of the right arm. If the left arm is set in front of the right arm and too far forward, this is now going to mean that we will swing the club back on the inside, we’ll hit from the inside and across the target line and we’ll push the ball out to the right. If we set the left arm back, then we’re going to take the club head away on the outside of the target line but as we swing back in we’ll cut across the target line and we’ll hit the ball over to the left. Looking this way on, we want to set the left arm again it’s dangling directly under the shoulders but we want to set the left arm, so as a general rule of the, it’s just on the inside of the left thigh if you are a right handed golfer. This will set the ball -- the hands into the right position that you want the hands in to play the shot from. If you’re playing with your left hand so that’s it’s at more between the legs, your hands are back too far and that’s going to promote you to scoop the ball through impact which is going to give you wishes on connection and power and direction. And similarly if you set the hands too far forward, again, that’s going to give those directional and connectional issues. So just as a general rule of them set the left arm so that’s it’s dangling under the shoulders, but so that the hands position’s inside the left thigh, that will get you striking much better gulf shots and should really ensure that you play a lot better on the course.