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How to become a better golf without use of one hand for 2 months?

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I have suffered an injury and won't have use of one hand for 6-10 weeks.Drives me crazy that I can't do the normal golf related things. I can't even hold a putter.

Any ides on what I could be doing to keep in golf shape and keep sharp at the game as I just found about 20hours a week as I can't play or practice. All I can think of is walking/ running. Maybe some core work, but keep in mind I can only use one arm to get up and down off the floor etc.

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  • Oett11Oett11 Columbia MoMembers  156WRX Points: 44Handicap: 6.3Posts: 156 Fairways
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    Not sure how beneficial but when I injured my arm i googled 1 arm golf drills, most of them were pretty ridiculous but I found a couple that seemed to help out, or at least I told myself they did. Get healthy fast.

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandUnregistered  2810WRX Points: 1,397Posts: 2,810 Titanium Tees
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    Depends on which arm.

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  • YoungJediYoungJedi Ottertail, MnMembers  1561WRX Points: 328Posts: 1,561 Platinum Tees
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    Watch the plane mate protocols. Don’t even need the plane mate. But the drills they have you day 2 (possibly day 3) are one arm swings back to p2 and then through. Amazing what it can do for takeaway and release even without the plane mate. (I have plane mate however and it’s awesome)

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21795WRX Points: 5,791Posts: 21,795 ClubWRX
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    Yikes, sorry to hear that. I can relate and will check in on this. Trying to figure when to schedule almost certain surgery on my left elbow this winter.

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  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5636WRX Points: 866Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,636 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @MountainGoat said:

    Depends on which arm.

    left (righty golfer)

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  • Good1sideClydeGood1sideClyde Members  67WRX Points: 55Posts: 67 Bunkers
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    Walking like you said, stretching and flexibility exercises (yoga? arm will limit what you can do but maybe could so some modified stuff... Flexibility etc goes a long way, not just for golf. Maybe read up on some golf books, never know maybe can find some useful info that may help while still getting a "golf fix". Mental game is important too:-)

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  • rkodaveyrkodavey Members  125WRX Points: 56Handicap: 9.3Posts: 125 Fairways
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    I broke my left ring finger last year (righty) and was in your same situation for about the same amount of time, only I could hold a club and still putt. Brendon Devore from Be Better Golf advocates doing hundreds of right arm only swings as a way to improve your swing, so you may give that a try. But I also like what Clyde said: work on your flexibility and stretching and maybe let any lingering golf-related injuries heal up. When you're injured, sometimes you just gotta step away and let your body heal.

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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & BurghMembers  4272WRX Points: 782Posts: 4,272 Titanium Tees
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    Single arm swings. Do them all the time to start range session. Money drill. Especially trail arm but even good got lead

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandUnregistered  2810WRX Points: 1,397Posts: 2,810 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @2bGood said:

    On -, @MountainGoat said:

    Depends on which arm.

    left (righty golfer)

    If you have use of the left, then lead arm swings. If the left is the one that’s out of commission, then trail arm putts.

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    Funny (not really) I'm in the same boat as the OP (although probably more like 4 weeks) as I cut my left hand deeply (six stiches) just above the thumb a couple of days ago. Luckily no nerve or tendon damage.

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  • AndyCAndyC Members  146WRX Points: 57Posts: 146 Fairways
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    On -, @2bGood said:

    I have suffered an injury and won't have use of one hand for 6-10 weeks.Drives me crazy that I can't do the normal golf related things. I can't even hold a putter.

    Any ides on what I could be doing to keep in golf shape and keep sharp at the game as I just found about 20hours a week as I can't play or practice. All I can think of is walking/ running. Maybe some core work, but keep in mind I can only use one arm to get up and down off the floor etc.

    Hit full shots with your right arm only. It has proved extremely beneficial for keeping my ball striking sharp.

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  • jackaajackaa Members  95WRX Points: 75Posts: 95 Fairways
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    My left arm was in a sling for 8 weeks. I putter with my right had for that period and then continued with both arms once the left arm was ready. I used a yard stick to putt down the stick as straight and far as possible, plus an eye line mirror. I fiddled with various grips, body positions, and stoke patterns. My keys ended being constant grip pressure and tempo, make the putter alignment line go straight towards the hole, and a start the stroke with slight forward press.
    After doing this for two months and another month with both hands/arms, I went to club champion for a putter fitting/adjustment. I made 104 of 107 putts 10 foot putts. So yes a good investment and improvement that translated to the course.

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16996WRX Points: 1,082Handicap: 4-5Posts: 16,996 Titanium Tees
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    Try one hand/arm chipping. When I was practicing a great deal I use to have hour sessions where I did one hand/arm chipping inside of 30yards.

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  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5636WRX Points: 866Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,636 Titanium Tees
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    Some of the one arm drill suggested have me worried about developing swing flaws as I am using my low hand. It is fun to chip right handed, but it more of a flop shot.

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  • AndyCAndyC Members  146WRX Points: 57Posts: 146 Fairways
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    On -, @2bGood said:

    Some of the one arm drill suggested have me worried about developing swing flaws as I am using my low hand. It is fun to chip right handed, but it more of a flop shot.

    Hitting full shots with one arm will ELIMINATE many swing flaws not develop them! Check this out: https://www.revolutiongolf.com/experts/martin-chuck/trail-arm-role-try-this-drill-to-learn-about-your?utm_source=ShotZoom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GolfPlan&vrg=ys

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    one-arm putting, chipping, 1/2 shots and full shots are great. i try to work these into my practice/warm-up routine. highly recommend.

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    I guess only time will tell if the one arm swings will help. Right now the thing my body is missing most is the walking.

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  • CaddiesFaultCaddiesFault Golf Professional Members  867WRX Points: 144Handicap: -Posts: 867 Golden Tee
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    flexibility and core strength training

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    2 weeks down and this sucks.

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    In gymnastics, they get hurt all the time, but still need to progress or they will lose critical progression for their age. As people above mentioned, core strength and flexibility is a good call. I am actually thinking footwork, pre-shot routine and green reading.

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