Jump to content
iacas

"Staying Connected" and Lead Arm Adduction

15 posts / 2394 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Whew!...that was a lot to get thru.  Interesting though.  Am I wrong in thinking that "disconnected" means allowing any particular part of the body to get so out of sequence with the other parts that the necessary corrections destroy the procedure?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Nice post @iacas, I like the updated definition of connected, makes a lot of sense to me. 

Yes, the arms basically load "up" as the pivot provides the "in". This is where 3D can be really beneficial because the look of players on the backswing can skew things.

If you want to improve "connection", probably better to ditch the tees under the arms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Good read. Info like this really reinforces for me how glad I am that there are people dedicated to studying the golf swing and breaking down all the technical elements (i.e. quality golf instructors) so I don’t have to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

That video really hit home for me, hopefully I can work on staying more connected whenever the rains stop. Thanks a lot. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Really good read, especially for someone who could quite easily sub as the model for many of the bad position photos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Not sure how many times I've said it, but it's info like this why I love The SandTrap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Maybe I’m wrong, but I always thought of “maintaining connection” as “maintaining the triangle,” so in that sense it’s basically what this post is saying. So perhaps I erroneously reached the correct conclusion 😅

Anyway, great post. Keeping my hands in front of me is something I’ve always struggled with. I tend to get my left arm adducted too much late in the backswing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I feel like I was the inspiration for this post because of how dense I’m being in My Swing thread. Please do not dispute that. Let me feel important. 
 

great post!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My latest lesson had me moving the lead arm off the chest like 30 degrees on the backswing. I really feel the pivot pulling the hands in after A1. Before I was pulling my hands in while trying to kick the clubhead out. The gist is the change got me to a better position at A4 more consistently. So I’m pretty much disconnecting in the popular sense of the definition right from the get go. It can be seen in recent videos in my swing thread.

The adduction I feel in transition when I make a good swing happens quickly. It’s like a quick adduction then abduction, which I think gels with the not jammed feeling Erik is talking about. It happens more naturally. When I try and force adduction I get a lot of chaos.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

After watching the video I've been working on the 18 degree adduction while turning at the same time.  No 43 degrees for me.  I think prior I was somewhere between the two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any feels or drills or input on getting the arms and hands to stay in front of my chest instead the current approx 96 inches perpendicular to my left earlobe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I don't drop in often but when I do it is great to see top content like this. The stay connected idea to me has always made me think of the exact problem this thread shows and gives me some great pointers for me next range session. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent points here, and excellent video to illustrate them. The swing seems so much easier when you apply them. Lately, I've focused on the height of my right elbow through the backswing which accomplishes the same thing for me. After doing it "wrong" for so long it felt like the "flying right elbow" we've been taught to avoid for years. But if you look at some of the longest drivers over the years (Nicklaus, Couples, Bubba and now Wolff) you will see some pretty high right elbows at the top of their backswings. But this just makes it easier to drop the club down into the "slot" and hit from the inside. And that's why a guy like Wolff can hit it as far as DeChambeau without bulking up. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...