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Friday, April 9, 2021

Mike Malaska on the Trail Arm at Impact (Video)

This video is primarily about one simple concept -- if you understand what a good swing looks like at impact, you'll instinctively avoid most of the major swing problems that can mess you up. It's short so let's have a look...


You might think that Mike's first comment, the one about the guy who said he hit the ball best when his trail arm lined up with the club shaft, tells you the position you want to duplicate. But since he doesn't demonstrate what that position looks like, I'm not sure that's what he means. (Personally, I can't find a way to create that position without leaning the clubshaft backwards at impact, and I'm pretty sure that's not what he means.)

I've been studying how the trail arm moves at impact, basically for the reason I mentioned at the beginning of this post -- namely, that if you understand what a good swing looks like at impact, you'll instinctively avoid most of the major swing problems that can mess you up. And while I've developed some ideas about what impact looks like, I'm still working on how I want to talk about it. I plan to do some posts about it soon.

For today, I just want you to become familiar with this concept. I believe it's one of those truths that gets casually tossed out and passed over as if it were self-evident... but I don't think it is. So spend a little time watching this short video until you fully understand what Mike Malaska is talking about.

We'll build on this understanding soon.

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