I hear it all the time. "Keep your left arm straight on your backswing".
For the longest time, I felt like I was keeping my left arm straight. Then, yesterday, I met this cool old duffer who was actually the ranger on hole one who showed me how to keep my left arm straight.
He told me to keep my head up...especially my chin. this allows me to tuck my left shoulder under my chin on my backswing. Before, I was wrapping my left arm around my chin which would inevitably result in a bent left elbow. With my left shoulder tucked under my chin, the result is a straight left elbow.
And the result on my swing?
Bye, bye slice. In fact, my natural draw is back. I'm liking it a lot. I made good contact on one drive yesterday, a beauty that went 245 yards. Everything else hit the fairway (except one) between 190 and 210 even without making good contact.
edited to clarify...I hit a natural draw, not a natural fade.
Last edited by Bryan K on Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:15 pm; edited 1 time in total