Eliminate Arm Tension

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Eliminate Arm Tension
Category: Arms
Sub-Category: Hands, Swing Drills, Grip

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Eliminate Arm Tension

Hi, I’m Glenn Farnsworth, Master Instructor under Jim McLean at the Doral Resort and Spa. What we see a lot of in students that come to our golf schools is that they fight tension. Their grip is too tight, thus leading to tension in the forearms. When this happens we don’t see a nice hinging of the club going back, or a nice release of the club going through. We see no hinge and a little bit of what we call a chicken wing on the follow-through. This drill is designed to help you get tension out of your arms. Simply hold the club with three fingers of your right hand and three fingers of your left hand. Take a few practice swings and you will find that you feel the clubhead much better in your swing. Thus, no tension. You will also notice that when you finish the golf club finishes on the left shoulder. So take a few practice swings, feel the club go to the left shoulder, and then try to strike the ball with the exact same sensation. Soft grip pressure, turn back, swing all the way to the left shoulder. Freddy Couples comes to mind as a player who does this magnificently. I hope this drill helps you.

About the Instructor
Glen Farnsworth
Glen Farnsworth
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 305-591-6409
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Glen, a native of Naples, Fla., started his career under Jim McLean in 1981. He has been Director of Instruction at several prestigious clubs and works with many Tour players including Curt Byrum, Adam Mednick and two-time Champions Tour winner Jim Ahern. He currently teaches at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami.


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