The ideal po­si­tion of the right el­bow and hands

Manila Times - - GOLF -

BY BUDDY DE JOYA

course, some ad­just­ments can be made de­pend­ing on the is­sues that needs cor­rec­tion.

Upon ad­dress, take note of the dis­tance between your arms where the parts of the el­bows are. When you be­gin your swing with a one- piece take­away, the right arm bends about half­way be­fore it reaches the top of the back swing, the dis­tance between the el­bows must be main­tained. Avoid mov­ing the right el­bow up­ward and away from the up­per body. If and when the el­bow comes too close and to the back­side of the shoul­der blade, it must be avoided, too!

The very key com­po­nent is to hold the po­si­tion of the right el­bow (right-handed golfers), at ad­dress thru the top of the back swing, by ro­tat­ing your shoul­ders and hips. On the for­ward swing, it is ideal to ro­tate the shoul­ders, torso and the hips al­to­gether, main­tain­ing the an­gles set by the arms from the top of the back­swing un­til af­ter im­pact. It is best to main­tain un­til the very end of the fol­low-through.

This is not an easy task. But with ded­i­ca­tion and a full un­der­stand­ing of this mech­a­nism, it will make it worth­while to spend a lit­tle of your time prac­tic­ing this con­cept. Even­tu­ally, this out how the swing me­chan­ics work your whole life­time. It saves time and money! So, prac­tice these drills at home for about 5 min­utes a day for 30 days.

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