By Kiel Christianson
Tour pros often try to "deaden" their arms on shots from 125 yards and in to reduce spin and improve consistency.
For amateur golfers who might not suffer from having too much spin, deadening the arms will still improve consistency and contact. However, some power needs to be maintained, and the way to do that is to "rock" the body and arms together, moving them in synch with each other.
In this video swing tip, SwingFix's Justin Bruton, Director of Instruction at The Biltmore Golf Course, demonstrates how to practice this motion, which may not feel completely natural at first. The key is to move the body and arms all together, rocking through the shot.
Practice this drill, and you'll be more effective from 125 yards and in, where most of your scoring shots are made.