Golf Swing Myth: Straight Left Arm

Some myths about the golf swing are like cockroaches; it doesn’t matter how hard you try to get rid of them, they hang around.

The idea that your left arm (for a right handed golfer) needs to stay straight is one of them.  As the video here shows, the normal outward force of the swing should mean the left arm will be straight in the downswing and at impact.  In fact is more likely to bend if you are attempting to keep it straight because of the tension in your arm!

If your arm is bending slightly in the backswing, don’t worry about it too much.  Just recognise there is a difference between a slight bend and a collapsed bend.  Slight bend is ok.

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