1. Keep Your Left Arm (right hand golfer) Straight on the Backswing
You do not have to keep the left arm straight. Relatively straight is fine. If you keep the left arm straight you create tension and you limit your range of motion.
2. Keep Your Head Down
You do not have to keep your “head down” on your backswing. If you do this your range of motion is limited. The common ways people put their head down is this:
a. at address the golfer tilts his/her down
b. at the moment of impact the golfer will keep their head down as long as possible well after impact
Look at PGA TOUR PRO JJ Henry. It appears as though he is keeping his head down, but he is NOT doing it on purpose. The images are still images. If you watched his swing live – you will not see that he is trying to keep his head down.
If not seen one of my students since I started teaching/coaching (1996) “look up” as they hit a poor shot. This one baffles me. Just because you may whiff, top, skull, hit-then, hit-fat, and shank is not because you “looked-up.”
If you would like more information on the above “myths” please contact me at (602) 828-4653. And by email at rcamacho at azgolfinstructor dot com. The golf lessons in Arizona are held in Tempe at Rio Salado Golf Course. All golf lesson programs are open to women beginners to advanced and men beginners to advanced. Also, junior golf (kids golf lessons) are available too. You can book golf lessons and golf instruction on topics such as full golf swing, putting, pitching, chipping, sand (bunker shots). and any other shot that interest you. All Arizona golfers form Awhatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Phoenix are welcome.