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Dustin Johnson Golf School Quick Tip~Right Arm Position in the Backswing

Part II, Arm structure day. We're going to talk about where our arm should be and how it should move in the backswing. The first part we talked about the importance of having our arms resting more on top of our chest was addressed. So we want to try to get the space between our arms as small as we can. Comfortably as small as we can, and that space really doesn't change much in the backswing. You know based on someone's chest size it may change a couple inches, but it should be very, very minimal. Okay? A lot of times I see when people set up with their arms on their side, they go back, their arms start to separate and what happens is, that causes this right shoulder to go to more of an internal rotation. Where we want more of an external rotation at the top. So once you get your set up, when you start taking it back, we want to always feel like our right arm, if you look at this crease at the side of your shirt, you're right arm is going to stay more in front of that crease. Don't let it get too deep and behind. That's going to change the club face alignments, wrist alignments, the pitch of the shaft. So now, there's a lot of players on tour that can go internal and recover, but they're also practicing eight hours a day. So we want to try to find the most simple functional swing, low maintenance swing as we can. So as you swing back, you're going to try to fill how your right arm is staying more in front of your body, okay, it doesn't go internal or behind. In transition what you're trying to do is maintain that external rotation. That's what allows the club to come down shallower, club more inside your hands so you can open up and hit draws. Try that, right arm external rotation feeling keeping it in front of the crease of your shirt, give it some time but the more you feel how that arm structure works, that right shoulder structure works it's going to be a lot easier to hit those draws. 


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