The Golf Fitness System - Level 2

Tight Left Arm

Poor Golf Swing Patterns / Technical Breakdowns

Poor Technique - Upper Body Segment

1. Tight Left Arm

Common Physiological Problems
(Please note these are general findings and an individual assessment by a physiotherapist is strongly recommended)

  1. Reduced Muscle Strength and Postural Tone
    • Left Rotator Cuff Group
    • Left Serratus Anterior
    • Left Triceps
    • Left Latissimus Dorsi
  2. Reduce flexibility and an increase in Muscle Tension
    • Upper Trapezius
    • Left Levator Scapulae
    • Left Biceps
    • Left Pectoralis Major and Minor
  3. Reduced Mobility
    • Cervical Spine and Upper Thoracic Spine

Coaches Description:
(Please note these are general findings and an individual assessment by a golf coach is strongly recommended)

With having a tight left arm at setup, several poor functional movements can occur in the golf swing.

  1. There is lifting of the left arm with the hands coming outwards and the club head coming inwards or underplane;
  2. Loss of connection this can also result in lifting above the swing plane;
  3. There can be high hand positions at the top of the back swing with a steep downswing over plane see examples:

Tight Left Arm




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