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I'm 44 years old and brand new to golf.  I will be getting a few lessons soon but until then I have a question?  I have limited rotation in my back swing to the point that my club head speed is barely 50-70 mph.  My total distance with my 7 iron averages 140ish when I have a solid strike (with a launch monitor).  My question is this.  Are there any drills that you all have used yourselves that will increase mobility and actually give me a better rotation?  At the moment when I get to the top of my back swing my left arm bends to compensate for the limited flexibility and this is affecting my ball striking I believe.  Any links to websites with visuals would be helpful.  Thanks in advance.

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8 minutes ago, big6_76 said:

My question is this.  Are there any drills that you all have used yourselves that will increase mobility and actually give me a better rotation?  

Create a my swing thread and post a down the line view. It could be that you are just not turning your body well enough. Hard to say what is causing your issues with out seeing your swing. 

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