It is absolutely vital that during the back swing and the down
swing movement the right arm plays a totally passive role and it
is only at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball,
that the right arm is activated so that it is forced into the fully
At the address
position the right arm must be in a slightly bent condition
with the uppermost part of the right upper arm held against the
upper body. As the back swing movement is performed, the
right arm will eventually be forced to fold, thus performing two
1) It causes the arms to move independently of the shoulders
at the very end of the back swing movement.
2) It forces the forearms to rotate in a clockwise motion.
However as the shoulders rotate back to the original address
position, the right arm begins to straighten so that by the time
the shoulders return to the original address position, the right
arm be in the original address position of being slightly bent condition
the forearms will rotate back to the original address position.
Therefore the right arm should be held in the fully bent condition
for as long as possible as the down swing movement is performed,
the hands must not return
to the original address position until the club head makes contact
with the ball, and the club head must not make contact with the
ball until the shoulders are parallel
to the target line.
However at the precise moment the shoulder
return to the original address position, the right arm is forced
into the fully straightened.
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