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Dennis Veasley

64 thoughts on “HOW TO KEEP THE LEFT ARM STRAIGHT IN THE GOLF SWING”

  1. Hi Adam, I really like your instruction style. my question does not pertain to this straight left arm video, but I was hoping you had some instruction on early extension or maintaining the tush line. I did a search and I did not find anything on that from you. I would appreciate your expert instruction on this subject.

  2. Just done this drill with the wrist push and on every swing i felt all the power release at the bottom of the swing and also had a complete full finish which i never have. My finish never follows through as well as it does with the hinging of the wrists.. Straight arms have never been an issue but the pushing with the wrists have unlocked something i never had. Thank you, cant wait to try it out on the course

  3. You say straight, another guy will say it doesn't matter, just too much contradiction. You'll have a hard time finding 2 guys on tour with same swing. It's not even about the backswing, it's about getting the club in the slot, hip to hip area. No wonder the average guy can't break 90.

  4. LOVE this. Realised I was getting really relaxed with my left elbow, knew I had to keep it straight but was not doing it right. This drill and feeling makes it so easy to keep it straight.

    THANKS

  5. I think my left arm has always been a problem…I will You this drill to see if I can get that squared away..thanks again for the videos Adam I am looking forward to get outside and golf…

  6. Your videos have helped me win tournaments in my school! Thank you so much! Keep up the videos maybe I'll make it in the PGA because of practicing with this videos!

  7. Thanks for the instruction, hopefully it'll help me lower my scores. For some reason i like to see the instructor hit a ball at the end of the video. Maybe you could incorporate that in future videos.

  8. This is an incredible drill which has help w my structure. I feel that my right hand is pushing away from the target while my left hand is pulling toward the target. It's more tension feeling than anything. Thank you so much for this great tip, its helped my ball striking enabling more of a consistent sweep off the grass.

  9. Adam, I really like your videos but I have to disagree with your thoughts on this one. The golf swing should be free of tension and you do not want to feel tension both in your back lat muscles and consequently more importantly in your left arm as tension is the killer and will badly effect the timing and smoothness of the swing. In my mind, it is ok to bend the last arm in the back swing but it should straighten out prior to impact of the ball. Thanks again

  10. At about the 4:45 mark, you refer to pushing the butt of the left hand against the left thumb. Do you mean the butt of the right hand pushing against the left thumb ?

  11. Adam, can you explain the relationship between wrist hinge on left wrist vs the cupped, bowed or flat position? For me when I hinge my left wrist it seems to me it has to be in a cupped position. But during impact most instructions said it has to be a flat left wrist or even a bowed left wrist. How can we achieve this transition with hinging and unhinging and from cupped to bowed position or am I getting it wrong?

  12. By far the best tutor on youtube in my opinion. Doesn't talk numbers and fixed rigid positions all the time, just good basic movements

  13. Adam, your videos are my "go to" lessons on line and this is my favorite. I've struggled with coming over the top and this video has helped me tremendously. If you were In Charleston you'd have a life-long student, thanks much!

  14. I'll be playing far more in retirement than I do now. Still haven't decided if we retire in Los Angeles, Phoenix, or Naples!

  15. My swing is the tail that swings the dog. My grip pressure with both hands at each moment of the swing, completely dictates the movements in the rest of my body.
    As the backswing happens my left hand grip pressure goes from firm to nothing. My right hand grip pressure increases from light to very firm during the backswing.

    When I start the forward swing from the top, my right hand grip is very firm and my left hand grip is very very light.

    As the forward swing continues and I decide to uncock my wrists, I transfer grip pressure from the right hand to the left hand. Usually I uncock the wrist when both hands are about the height of the right trail hip. At that moment I reverse left and right grip pressure. At that momente I decrease the right hand grip pressure and increase the left hand grip pressure. Relaxing the right hand grip allows my wrist to uncock, and increasing the left hand grip pressure at that moment causes the wrists to uncock.

    Because I do my golf swing in this manner, the momentum of my arms and golf club pull my body up onto my left leg after impact and my right foot heel also comes up without any effort.

    I use the right hand to be in complete control of delaying the uncocking of the wrists. As I decide to uncock the wrists, I relax the firm right hand grip and increase the grip pressure with my left hand.

    For me and in my case, the only way I can delay the uncocking of the wrists on the forward swing is to grip the club only with my right hand firmly, and force the left hand to only have a very small amount of grip force on the club. If I try to grip the club with my left hand with a significant force on the beginning of the forward swing, my wrists uncocks, and so my swing is totally dictated by the dynamic,grip pressure graph of both the left and right hand. My body is used to coil and uncoil in a manner that is consistent with how the club moves as a result of my grip pressure in both hands and how my arms are swinging back and forward.

    So I am focusing on using grip pressure to stop any possibility of a premature uncocking of the wrists. The entire point of my swing being designed around changing grip pressure is the release the club during and after impact, rather than releasing the club before impact, which I do not enjoy.

    Luke

  16. Watched loads of these things in the past (many contradicting each other) but Adam, yours are so well done. The only ones I watch now.

  17. You are an excellent teacher. I am not surprised you won Teacher of the Year two times. Thank you for your videos.

  18. This guy has given much thought on how to explain the golf swing than most (all?). Part of this is that he provides the 'why', not just the how.

  19. Really appreciate the fact you show that you DON"T need to have a stiff left arm, i feel it's virtually impossible for anyone I have met that started the game after their teens. Structure is the best thing to teach, work with what your body can do, i dropped 10 strokes once I stopped trying to do what "was right" – so if you have to bend that arm, do so, but remember the structure and get as close to that as your body allows, work/practice with what the good lord gave ya – and enjoy the game, if you have to sway cuz you have to then do it, but minimize it, it just helps not to.

  20. Adam – great to see your viewing numbers. Much deserved. Not sure if you do a video dealing with how the right elbow behaves during transition. I know there is the glove under the armpit thing. Do you really feel the glove should stay intact throughout take away?

  21. When I first started playing, I was under the impression that the club needed to be brought to parallel on the backswing. In order to do that (at age 62), I had to bend the left elbow. One day I was at the range admiring the swing of the young fellow on the next tee. He had a swing right out of the picture book. Turns out he had been a college star and had continued to play at a fairly high level. He asked if he could make a suggestion. "Sure," I said. He suggested I try keeping my left arm straight. I put a ball down and took a swing with a straight left arm. "BOOM!" The ball exploded off my club like it had never done before. No tip I have ever gotten has made such an immediate improvement.

  22. Should I focus on keeping a straight arm and give up on the goal of getting the shaft parallel at the top of the swing? What I'm asking is, whats more important, getting parallel at the top, with the club pointed at the target, or keeping the left arm straight with a shorter backswing. I'm not sure I can do both.

  23. Love this drill. My left arm has become more bent over the years and I have never been able to eradicate it. It caused me to overswing and to be very inconsistent, despite getting down to 8 handicap. One session at the range after seeing this video and I think this is already helping. Thanks for this and your other videos!

  24. I can't believe I've only just discovered that the left (right for me as LH) arm should be straight. I coil up a heap at the top and only noticed it once I filmed myself. I think this could be a game changer as I tend to come over the top slightly and timing of my wrist, elbow and shoulder release seems so much simpler with a straight arm. That's what 15yrs without a lesson will do.

  25. Pull with right hand, keep left arm straight, right hand against left thumb, twist your shoulders, add pressure, don’t push head off the ball, wanna a soft arm, keep elbows and forearms together, GOT IT! I hate/love golf!

    Great videos, (kidding aside)

  26. Another great video I'm still trying to figure out what is the better feel for me I really like this left arm pushing I've heard of other videos of the right arm straightening the left arm I believe it's called extensor action golf machine terminology your method seems to be a little easier with the left arm what method is best for is it the same

  27. Great video Adam just had a lesson picking up just this problem pro said l have a rhythm of swing and relaxed but breaks down 34 way through backswing will try this great tip and lesson again fab,take care from north wales

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