THE TOWEL DRILL
As much as I embrace modern technology I find value in some old school methods. If you suffer from a flying elbow or poor timing, try this drill where you place a towel, headcover or glove under the right arm. Having a solid connection between arms and body throughout the swing is one of my major swing preferences, and this drill is the best way to train that connection. Benefits include better timing, improved arm fold and wrist hinge, a shorter and more compact backswing position, better arm plane, and more controlled torso rotation. The drill also gets pupils into a wider position at the top of the backswing, as it prevents the arms getting stuck behind the torso and head. Place the ball on a peg to start with, and allow the towel to fly out with freedom on the follow through.