Good golfers manage to compress their irons, claims PGA pro Danny Maude. They rarely hit the ground before the ball and when it comes to driver they know exactly how to hit driver straight.
Despite better players owning very different looking golf swings, they all tend to have one thing in common, and that is they know how the trial arm works in the golf swing.
Learning to understand and feel how the right arm works in the golf swing can really help your impact position and consequently improve your ball striking. Check out this awesome video drill below..
DANNY'S KEY TIPS FOR A SOLID TRAIL ARM MOVE
1) Okay, stand up. You don't even need a golf club for the first tip. Let your arms hang down naturally. Notice how the hands are rolled in. This is a position I see a lot of people in as they approach impact, and they become quite flicky. Okay, now I want you to rotate your elbow so it starts to move to the midline of your chest. Then I want you to rotate your hands so the palm faces downwards towards the ground. It feels very different, but that is the position at impact. This will give you that pressure on the golf ball. Why do we want this? You start to activate all of your right side to drive through the shot and give you power.
2) Grab an alignment stick if you can - this process is called rock the baby. Learn to feel how the lower body is the foundation of your golf swing, and then you add the arms in. We want to move onto the big toes of both feet as we rock the baby (with the alignment stick). This is the first piece of the puzzle. It's a natural pivot. Look at the position of your trail arm - it's not rolled in. Pivot onto your big toes, backwards and forwards with the alignment stick at roughly 45 degrees. This drill helps you develop this great feeling of the arms working with the pivot of the body.
3) Now we move into the spear exercise. Get the motion of backwards and forwards into a spear motion. You want to spear the ball. We want to pivot through the shot. If you hook the golf ball, this will really help you. Try to get the pivot of the trail arm. Now let's hit some balls and put this in action. Pivot through and hold the finish through the strike. Make sure you hold the finish because it will give you great feedback. It will give the feeling of what the trail arm should be doing through impact.