In Golf Arms Swing In Front Of Chest (Video) - by Pete Styles
In Golf Arms Swing In Front Of Chest (Video) - by Pete Styles

So there's an area we now need to look at in terms of having the club swinging correctly within the arms, is making sure the club is swung in front of the body. Now this concept of swinging the club in front of the body from this position is making sure the hands and arms always have the club nicely in front of them to swing back and to swing through, and then from this side here swinging it in front of the chest. If the club was too far this side, or particularly too far that side, that’s going to cause me quite a few problems. Now one of the main concerns here, is the club gets off plan but it also gets quite heavy, it’s quite difficult to swing the club so it nicely in front of the body. Simply put if I hold the golf club nicely in front of me I can hold that up quite well, but if I start to tilt it this way it starts to get quite to get quite heavy and it falls. And once it goes this way it pulls me out of position and likewise here I can hold it this way it pulls me out of position. So from here when the club is there I can hold it, get the club here behind it starts to pull me backwards. So the more I make a mistake the bigger the mistake gets. So we’d like to swing the club nicely in front of the chest up and down and to a certain extent and the club therefore doesn’t feel very heavy.

Quite often we see this mistake more so in juniors and lady golfers, the golfers aren’t necessarily that strong and the club is pulling them around out of position more so. What I would like you to do to check – that’s kind of awkward little drill but it works really well to highlight the issue. Is take two golf clubs together and stand them up in front of you. And then you're going to try and swing both shaft back together and keep them as parallel as you can throughout the entire swinging motion. And what you might see here is that one of the clubs stays on line and one of them doesn’t, I'm going to try and swing them both back nicely on line to the top and back down again. But for a lot of golfers we do this, we start to see a little bit of divergence between the two shafts and they don’t keep on the same line, sometimes this way, sometimes this way. So it’s important to be trying it both hand and arms, swinging the clubs back together up and down and not having them pulling you one way or another way. And that should encourage you therefore to make that swing where the club is swung nicely in front of the body the whole way up and down rather than having it either too far out one way and certainly too far round behind you is going to be a problem. Let the club stay in front of the body using the hands and arms to create a better swing and that will definitely improve the consistency and the accuracy of your golf shots.
2015-11-03

So there's an area we now need to look at in terms of having the club swinging correctly within the arms, is making sure the club is swung in front of the body. Now this concept of swinging the club in front of the body from this position is making sure the hands and arms always have the club nicely in front of them to swing back and to swing through, and then from this side here swinging it in front of the chest. If the club was too far this side, or particularly too far that side, that’s going to cause me quite a few problems. Now one of the main concerns here, is the club gets off plan but it also gets quite heavy, it’s quite difficult to swing the club so it nicely in front of the body. Simply put if I hold the golf club nicely in front of me I can hold that up quite well, but if I start to tilt it this way it starts to get quite to get quite heavy and it falls. And once it goes this way it pulls me out of position and likewise here I can hold it this way it pulls me out of position. So from here when the club is there I can hold it, get the club here behind it starts to pull me backwards. So the more I make a mistake the bigger the mistake gets. So we’d like to swing the club nicely in front of the chest up and down and to a certain extent and the club therefore doesn’t feel very heavy.

Quite often we see this mistake more so in juniors and lady golfers, the golfers aren’t necessarily that strong and the club is pulling them around out of position more so. What I would like you to do to check – that’s kind of awkward little drill but it works really well to highlight the issue. Is take two golf clubs together and stand them up in front of you. And then you're going to try and swing both shaft back together and keep them as parallel as you can throughout the entire swinging motion. And what you might see here is that one of the clubs stays on line and one of them doesn’t, I'm going to try and swing them both back nicely on line to the top and back down again. But for a lot of golfers we do this, we start to see a little bit of divergence between the two shafts and they don’t keep on the same line, sometimes this way, sometimes this way. So it’s important to be trying it both hand and arms, swinging the clubs back together up and down and not having them pulling you one way or another way. And that should encourage you therefore to make that swing where the club is swung nicely in front of the body the whole way up and down rather than having it either too far out one way and certainly too far round behind you is going to be a problem. Let the club stay in front of the body using the hands and arms to create a better swing and that will definitely improve the consistency and the accuracy of your golf shots.