The Correct Golf Address Position Of Left Arm And Shoulder (Video)
The Correct Golf Address Position Of Left Arm And Shoulder (Video)

As with most important movements within the golf swing, what you are doing it to address will have a drastic effect on how successful certain movements can be. Now, the left arm and the shoulder have a wide range of motion during the backswing and during the downswing, and the certain things that you do address which can inhibit those movements.

Now, first of all is what are you doing with your spine angle and with you head position at the address. If you are getting setup with nice knee flex and you got your spine tilted over the ball, you want your chin to be nice and high. As the left arm moves upwards throughout the swing it tries to travel and go underneath the chin as the shoulders turn around. Now if at address you get your chin very, very low, you are going to put an active blocker. So your left arm and shoulder can't move around as much they can. So at address you are going to standing nice and tall with your chin nice and tall as well. Now as far as the position that your left arm and your left shoulder should be at address there's a few things you just need to look out for. When you are getting setup you want a natural amount of spine tilted away from the target. This is because as you are getting setup your left arm is nice and extended. Your shoulder is higher than your right because your right hand is going on the lower half of the grip. If you are getting set up and you find that your shoulders are very, very level what will happen is as you move up to the top of the golf swing, the weight will transfer more towards your target. Now you don't want that to happen. At the top of the swing you want your weight to be moving more into the right foot. So by making sure that in that address position the chin is nice and high, the left shoulder is higher than the right with the left arm nice and straight down towards the ball. You can move away make sure that you are turning successfully underneath your chin but also that you have the appropriate amount of spine tilt away from the target at the top of the golf swing. So, those are just two things within the setup position that can greatly affect how the left arm and the shoulder moves throughout the whole swing. Check the address position, make sure that you are doing these things correctly and it will lead on to a more successful technique.
2016-10-27

As with most important movements within the golf swing, what you are doing it to address will have a drastic effect on how successful certain movements can be. Now, the left arm and the shoulder have a wide range of motion during the backswing and during the downswing, and the certain things that you do address which can inhibit those movements.

Now, first of all is what are you doing with your spine angle and with you head position at the address. If you are getting setup with nice knee flex and you got your spine tilted over the ball, you want your chin to be nice and high. As the left arm moves upwards throughout the swing it tries to travel and go underneath the chin as the shoulders turn around. Now if at address you get your chin very, very low, you are going to put an active blocker. So your left arm and shoulder can't move around as much they can. So at address you are going to standing nice and tall with your chin nice and tall as well. Now as far as the position that your left arm and your left shoulder should be at address there's a few things you just need to look out for. When you are getting setup you want a natural amount of spine tilted away from the target. This is because as you are getting setup your left arm is nice and extended. Your shoulder is higher than your right because your right hand is going on the lower half of the grip. If you are getting set up and you find that your shoulders are very, very level what will happen is as you move up to the top of the golf swing, the weight will transfer more towards your target. Now you don't want that to happen. At the top of the swing you want your weight to be moving more into the right foot. So by making sure that in that address position the chin is nice and high, the left shoulder is higher than the right with the left arm nice and straight down towards the ball. You can move away make sure that you are turning successfully underneath your chin but also that you have the appropriate amount of spine tilt away from the target at the top of the golf swing. So, those are just two things within the setup position that can greatly affect how the left arm and the shoulder moves throughout the whole swing. Check the address position, make sure that you are doing these things correctly and it will lead on to a more successful technique.