In this lesson, we will discuss your backswing and the role of your elbows./h4>
A good grip, an athletic posture, and a smooth connected takeaway set the stage for good elbow action at the top of your backswing. A poor grip, sloppy posture or a jerky takeaway may send your elbows flying.
The flying elbow is another form of disconnection. It literally flies up and away from your body. This elbow action makes it a real challenge to transition into the downswing. Conversely, if you try and get too connected with your backswing, you may experience the Short V elbow where the space between your elbow and side is too little. This elbow action steals your swing’s natural arc and steals any chance for good distance.
Ideally, your right elbow should form an L at the top of your backswing.
A good L indicates that my grip, takeaway, and tempo were in good form.
If you struggle with the flying elbow or short V, work at home in the mirror to visually see the Perfect L. Also, be sure to work with your golf pro to groove better elbow action.