Forearm Rotation

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Fix Your Golf Swing With Forearm Rotation

Most amateur golfers have a lot in common when it comes to swing faults. The takeaway is usually inside, then they lift their arms to the top and from there they throw the club over the top attempting to hit the ball. Every once in a while they find success with this move, but not often. What the majority of amateur golfers and some advanced golfers are missing is forearm rotation. Chances are that you have never heard of forearm rotation. Don’t worry most haven’t. To be clear, forearm rotation is not to be confused with wrist rotation, we are not using our wrists in any way during forearm rotation. The reason forearm rotation is key to the golf swing, is that it helps golfers rotate, helps get the club on plane and it basically simplifies and fixes a lot of compensations that are needed if you do not have forearm rotation.

Here are the step to Forearm Rotation-

1- From the Takeaway 9 o’clock position, the right forearm will begin to roll clockwise.

2- As the right forearm is rolling, the right elbow will begin to elevate.

3- At the top of the swing, TWO things should have occurred. One, the left wrist should be flat or matching the left forearm. two, the shaft should be pointed left at the top. This will be a new feeling for most. It will feel laid off but that left feeling with the club is correct, you are now on plane.

4- Now that you are on plane at the top of your swing and you have eliminated a lot of extra moves.  This is what it should look like.


For more of a step by step approach, be sure to watch the video or go to for in person coaching.

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