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In another topic, the idea that the arms contribute (significantly) to clubhead speed was discussed. Some feel the arms are "passive" or exert no "effort" while others feel they are anything but passive and exert a great amount of effort. The video and the discussion below is meant to continue that conversation. Is this scientific? No. Am I able to do each of the three variations perfectly? No, but I tried as hard as I could, and was completely willing for the "turn only" swings to demonstrate a higher speed than they got (and, TBH, I was surprised at how much speed I could
Hi! I have a pretty laid back golf swing, I'm "a swinger, not a hitter". My pro thinks that I should get my arms swinging faster, and slow down the lower body. (I am fighting a spin-out, so it does make sense; I need to synch my arms with my lower body.) So the question is: what muscles rotates the arms? Are there exercises to strengthen them? I understand that the lower body muscles contribute (a lot), but I imagine that there are muscles in the upper body that are important? (The muscles in the arms themselves do not contribute to club head speed, except for the underarms?)
I'm sure there will be arguments later but there is one piece of information I think a lot of golfers can benefit from. I hope to save some people from buying the online swing tip scams. The most common flaw I see in swings is rotating the forearms one way or the other. Most people don't realize you don't have to rotate your forearms or hands at all in the golf swing, in fact it's better if you don't. The arms can stay just as square as they are at address. The arms follow the rotation of the shoulders on the plane. The arms slightly trail the body on the through swing, creating some additiona