I have reprinted the following Arnold Palmer Tip to highlight his opinion of the importance of the STRAIGHT LEADING ARM in the back swing. GOLFSTR+ was developed to help you with your straight arm, flat wrist and to know your limitation in your limited or “Compact Back Swing”.
On September 10, Arnold Palmer celebrated his 84th birthday. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Jack Nichlaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer played in an era where they had to depend on their swing and less on the equipment. Today’s equipment just exaggerates your swing mistakes so you should pay attention to the old masters of golf.
TIP PUBLISHED By ARNOLD IN HIS PRIME
“Try to keep the club under control at all times, especially at the top of the backswing. Each of us has physical limits. We can take the club back just so far. You’ve got to keep the backswing compact and well within your natural capabilities. Because the minute you’re stretching yourself as you swing back, the minute you’re fighting the weight of the club instead of remaining easily in control of it, you’ve swung too far. When you go too far, one of two things happens: You bend your left elbow, or the grip gets loose in your hands. Either way, you’re lost.”
WHAT ARNOLD THINKS TODAY
“Long and loose is still a bad idea. There aren’t very many good players like John Daly. “
GOLFSTR+ is not just a passing fad. The all-time greats like Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer understood the benefit of the Straight Leading Arm in the Back Swing. If you have a serious interest in improving your game, why not SWING LIKE A PRO.
GOLFSTR+ gives you 5 training aids: Straight Arm Back Swing, Flat Wrist in Putting and Chipping and in the Back Swing and also a Wrist Lag Trainer for more distance.