More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you an isometric exercise that will not only describe proper movement, but will tone muscles in the hips, shoulders, and chest.
Fault » Faulty Trail Arm – Releasing the angle
Fix » Trail Arm Only or Right Arm Only Drill (right-handed golfer)
Fault: If your trail arm goes away from your body as you initiate the downswing and you release the angle in your elbow and wrist, you lose power and the clubface will be out of position.
Fix: Right Arm Only Drill – In the backswing for a right-handed golfer, the right arm or trail arm sets the club at the top of the swing. Ideally, your right arm will form a 90-degree angle in your right elbow. As your downswing begins, the right arm drops to your right side and stays close to your body. The angle in the right elbow may even get more narrow.
Perform 8 to 10 repetitions
The Set Up & Execution
• Hold a club with only your trail arm.
• Set up in your golf stance and place your other hand on your hip or behind your back.
• Swing the club to the top so that the trail arm forms a 90-degree angle.
• Initiate your downswing with the lower body as your trail arm drops closer to your body.
• The elbow remains bent until you rotate your forearm to square the clubface at impact.
• Follow through so that the club hits you between your neck and shoulder to finish.
• Repeat the motion slowly for 8 to 10 repetitions.
Perform in front of a mirror to ensure spot-on form.
This drill can be done with or without hitting a ball.