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How important is the use (release ) of the right arm/side in the downswing? I'm a right handed golfer
--Gary E. from Edmond, OK

Hi Gary,

Well if you don't release the right arm you will leave the clubface open and leave shots out to the right, so it is important to let it roll over if that's what you are asking.

This just happens though. It's not something that you force. As your body pivots and you create centrifugal force, the club is thrown out and away from you and releases down into the ball. As you finish your rotation, if your forearms are relaxed and you aren't gripping too tight, then your forearms will roll and your right arm will roll on top of your left arm.

I hope that helps!

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