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PostSubject: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:35 pm

OK, this may sound conflicting to all other swing you have in mind! But before you reject the idea, try it out 1st then tell me if its right or wrong.

I want to start this thread to tell people that its ok to allow yr left elbow to bend slightly on the top of yr swing. How much to bend? As much as your feel like it. Why? I just felt that its right thing to do...

- Helps to promote better impact by better release
- Lesser pressure on yr back
- Keeps yr arm on the swing path (inside out)
- Promotes a flatter swing
- Less tension on yr body for smoother swing
- Faster acceleration of club by using a combination of yr shoulder, arm and elbow

Bottom line is that the more you try hard to keep tension to keep it straight, the harder it is your body react that counter the effect of a smooth effective swing and you ended up making more mistakes and lesser the distance

We are not pro golfers, most of us, don't even train more than a day in a week in the range. Its hard for us to have an agile swing and body. Hence, the harder we try to keep our arms straight like an arrow, the harder it is for us to hit smoother and longer. Don't forget, the harder to try keeping arm straight, the more this changes your body posture.

So, why not just let your arm bend to promote a better impact and small circumference of swing path? You still hit it solid but the best is that it you don't need to feel like you are swinging a hammer!

Why NOT? Give it a try.... BTW, there are pros that does it, and wins tournament. Conventional doesn't mean its right for you....

Tell me if it works for you!



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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:51 pm

Bro u learn from who har?
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:56 pm

I work this out on last last game, i can literally feel faster speed and better impact. I drove consistently longer than what I used to and average 230-250m.

Also, I was hitting it right with good impact, inside out instead of outside in, 3W was 210+m. Plus, lesser effort and much better feel to yr swing.

The trick is to allow the arm to bend at 2-3 quarter of yr swing (basically above the shoulder).
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:52 pm

Wow.....okay i try...... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:06 pm

With this kind of distance u still play 100plus?
You mean competition tee is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:06 pm

gezt_ho wrote:
With this kind of distance u still play 100plus?
You mean competition tee is it?

Who plays 100+ You mean KK. No lah, You kenna buaya already la GH. His actual average is in the 80s. He said 100+ because he wants Golfchow to give him 5-5. I witnessed ah.... Twisted Evil lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:20 pm

Spiderman wrote:
gezt_ho wrote:
With this kind of distance u still play 100plus?
You mean competition tee is it?

Who plays 100+ You mean KK. No lah, You kenna buaya already la GH. His actual average is in the 80s. He said 100+ because he wants Golfchow to give him 5-5. I witnessed ah.... Twisted Evil lol!

KK post in seiko thread saying he struggling to break 100.
Now i know who is the biggest silient Buaya in RDG...................
affraid affraid affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:05 am

The note of 100+ is true. I was barely able to hit 200 with a driver. Unless last week, I manage to squeeze back to <100 score with a few bogey tries missing the hole. But the most important part is the feel which is right...

Anyway, try out this technique and give us yr feedback if it works..
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:18 am

Kk's 3W is further than my driver! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:38 am

Statistics has shown that whether or not the left arm is straight or bend at the top of a swing, both produced good results. All that matters is the club face is square up at impact position....Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:38 am

Personally I have tried the bend left elbow, though it may seems faster but somehow due to the extra movement, my dispersion is slightly wilder than keeping it straight. Distance is a slight longer but I would prefer to keep it straight to have tighter dispersion. That is for me. Very Happy

Everybody is built with his own unique swing, while some may work, some may not work.

This is better for hitters, not so much for swingers.

Just my 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:28 am

NG,

Its was a little more practice tho. Do you feel that you take lesser effort to hit a shot?
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:21 pm

Thxs Daffu,it work for me
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:32 pm

Golfernam wrote:
Thxs Daffu,it work for me

Bro, can tell how was yr experience like?
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Daffu wrote:
Golfernam wrote:
Thxs Daffu,it work for me

Bro, can tell how was yr experience like?
Not so stiff at set up and increase my swing speed
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:59 am

Golfernam wrote:
Daffu wrote:
Golfernam wrote:
Thxs Daffu,it work for me

Bro, can tell how was yr experience like?
Not so stiff at set up and increase my swing speed

no wonder your 3 hybrid can go further than my driver Mad Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Techniques - Don't have to keep yr LEFT arm straight!   Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:38 am

s-killer wrote:
Golfernam wrote:
Daffu wrote:
Golfernam wrote:
Thxs Daffu,it work for me

Bro, can tell how was yr experience like?
Not so stiff at set up and increase my swing speed

no wonder your 3 hybrid can go further than my driver Mad Mad
As I said:dun know they got do something on de flight scope or not Very Happy
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