Let’s get realistic on what you can do with a straight leading arm in the back swing.
PUTTING accounts for about 43% of the strokes in an average golfer’s game.
OPPORTUNITY lies with the rest of your game. You need to depend on a straight leading arm for consistent drives, approach shots and (yes even on your) chips.
I have been focusing on straight leading arm for my drives and approach shots. Dropping any of these shots in the ruff or the water or the woods will not only waste a stroke to get back into the fairway but you also lose distance every time you leave the fairway. That’s like losing 1.5 strokes for every poor shot. If you average 1 mishit per hole that can cost you 27 strokes a round.
My point is that you can cut lower your score significantly just by keeping your shots in the fairway.
I was recently reminded that consistent hits on those short approach shots are also dependent on “straight leading arm”. We all get lazy in these shots, relaxing the leading arm and topping or blading the ball.
Gary in Nebraska recently emailed to say: Just wanted to tell you that I love this product. I have always worked hard to keep my arm straight but having some feedback is very helpful. I am a 5 handicap but have a tendency to miss a lot of greens and I feel it is from my arm breaking down. I am pretty good at getting up and down so score OK but think GOLFSTR will make me better and more consistent.
So practice with your GOLFSTR to keep the ball in the fairway and hit more greens in regulation. Get more consistent with your drives as well as your short shots using less back swing and a straight leading arm.
Happy New Year!!!
. . . . and may the wind be behind every drive as you enjoy golf for another year!
PS Thanks again for the wonderful comments and encouragement to promote GOLFSTR. We are in Orlando shooting our Golf Channel Spots January 10 and will be showing them at the Orlando PGA Golf Merchandise Show January 23-26 in Booth 3711.