Student Swing – Arms Bent At Set Up

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

12 Responses to “Student Swing – Arms Bent At Set Up”

  1. December 28, 2017


    So I’ve been wondering why I sometimes hit a bit fat even though I know I’m making a good rotation through my swing. Checked my set up. Yep, there’s a slight bend in lead arm. Something to keep aware of in my winter practice routine. Thanks Paul!

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      December 28, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Good catch. That is very important.

      If you still see some fat shots, you have too much weight on the back foot at contact. Get off the back heel a little more and you will not hit it fat.

  2. December 29, 2017


    so if your widest arc is is established at setup, what moves downward in order for a divot to be created after ball contact? do ur knees flex more?arms extend more to create a longer radius? I know it would be only a slight change, but something has to be different since the club head sits on the ground at address and then goes into the ground to produce a divot.

  3. December 29, 2017

    Greg von Seeger

    Bernie, I will be interested to read Paul’s response, but I would think that the action of your right elbow remaining tucked into your right side on the downswing, plus the inside-to-out swing you create before impact will result in the lowering of your right shoulder…thus bringing the clubhead closer to the ground than it was when you addressed the ball.

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    December 29, 2017


    Hi Paul! I really enjoyed this tip.. It was so obvious from your video and I know I am doing the same thing a lot, thus I stand up to correct my arc distance (so I don’t clobber the ground) and then I am swinging about an inch or two above my intended swing path. Thin shots or topping results.
    I will film myself and see this directly and then check my swing as I correct the bent lead arm.
    Will send you a video cut if you like.

  5. December 29, 2017


    If the player does NOT stand up, it would seem as if this setup at address would also lead to shanked shots, as the club extends further at impact than it was at address. Instead of hitting the ball with the center of the club, he would hit it on the hosel.

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      December 29, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, if he cleared the ground. This is such a bad position which is not going to produce good shots at all. It’s so interesting the millions of variations of the golf swing. Got a bunch more of these coming. Hope everyone learns from them.

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    January 1, 2018


    I’ve had this question on my back burner memory for a while now.
    What is my forearm position at set up?
    Blood test arms! This is a great visual and will help me keep my forearms more open. I feel they’re closed most of the time. (I used to have a strong grip until you helped me neutralize it which helps as well)
    It helps me to slightly lock my arms just a bit to keep them from bending which is a good feeling at setup.

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      January 1, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, perfect way to get the in position. I hate when I see the elbows out. Too easy to break them.

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