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Raise Your Arms to Shallow
Golfers will sometimes have a hard time improving their transition through wrist training alone. In these cases, I will often have students "key" into the movements of the upper arms instead and use the addition of a visual training aid such as the "shark fin". Ultimately, I will want them to focus on what the arms are doing as the lower body and torso begin to rotate towards the target in transition. If the arms are moving properly, players should feel as if they are raising the club or at the very least, resisting the tendency to pull down with the arms. Players who are prone to getting steep in transition will typically pull with the arms and then try to compensate with an inefficient and late shallowing pattern such as "early extension". If this feeling of raising the arms in transition feels weak to you, it probably means that you are powering your swing with the upper-body and may need to spend some time in the gym on your hips and core. Overall, this drill is an excellent go-to for when you are having a hard time learning how to effectively and consistenly shallow the golf club.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Early Extension, Transition, Drill, Intermediate