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Over the years, many golfers have compared the golf-swing to a throwing motion; even Ben Hogan has been famously quoted as saying he would like (3) right-hands during the release. While this comparison is fair, I believe it is often misunderstood. That is, I have seen this concept demonstrated with the wrong timing by players and coaches alike. Or in other words, I have seen golfers throw the ball straight down (or at roughly their ball position).
However, if we account for the proper mechanics of the trail arm, it would not be in full extension at this point. As an example, the average Tour Pro has their trail elbow bent roughly 40 degrees at impact (with a driver). Thus, we need to pay attention to where we are throwing the ball (i.e. when our arm extension occurs) and how this should change as we work our way through the bag.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Iron, Driver, Release, Concept, Intermediate