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We have all heard golfers talk about a

chicken wing

or

flying elbow.

But both of those faults are very preventable and easy to
remedy.
We have all heard golfers talk about a “chicken wing” or “flying elbow.” But both of those faults are very preventable and easy to remedy.

When you let your right elbow fly, it is actually bending outward on the backswing. When you are midway on your backswing, the insides of your elbows should only be about six inches apart from each other. You should squeeze your elbows together slightly as you take the club on the backswing. At the midway point, your right arm starts to bend and your left arm stays as straight as possible. Your right elbow should be only a few inches from your rib cage at the top of your backswing.

When in this position you can pull your hands down into the hitting area and your right elbow should go right into an area above your back hip. That is what is referred to as being “in the slot.” From there, you simply extend both arms to make impact with the ball and follow through.

The key to the swing is to understand that the elbows should never get too far apart. Keep them slightly squeezed together throughout the swing and you will be on the road to better golf shots.

Don DeLorenzo is a PGA-certified instructor at Gilroy Golf Course. To schedule a lesson with Don, cal (408) 848-0490.

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