I added the Loosen Arms Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because loose, soft arms are important for good golf.

Name
Golf Transition Drill

Category
Long Game Practice Drills

Difficulty
2 out of 10

Time
5 minutes

Props
Any golf club. Golf ball. Golf Practice Planner.

Overview
The Loosen Arms Drill will teach you how to loosen your arms so that you properly hinge the club.

Steps

Step 1: Watch
Watch the video below.

Step 2: Shaft Touches Neck On Backswing
With a driver, make your backswing and touch the shaft against your neck (see image below). Notice that the club is parallel to the ground. Bend your lead arm on purpose. Once you feel the club touching your neck, hit the shot.

Soft Arms Drill

The “bent” lead arm will be relaxed when you do this. Most golfers are way too tense with their lead arm at the top of the backswing.

Step 3: Throw A Ball
To get the feeling of the correct soft arm feeling pick up a golf ball and throw it (see image below). You will naturally have soft arms.

Golf Transition Drill

Step 4: Normal Shots
Once you’ve got used to the shat touching the neck on the backswing hit normal shots with the same loose arm feeling.  Don’t try to hit long shots. Stick with the 50 to 100-yard range.

Your mantra for this drill could be:

“Soft Arms”.

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George Watts

This post was lovingly morphed into reality by George. George is a scratch golfer, yoga teacher, and creator of the Golf Drills Practice Planner which has 500+ golf practice drills to choose from. Drills are the best way to train the body to move naturally and athletically.