01: COACHES COR­NER – WITH DAVID FEENEY

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

The Chicken Wing is when the up­per body col­lapses some­what dur­ing im­pact with the lead arm bend­ing ex­ces­sively and a cup­ping of the lead wrist (see pic­ture above) With the lead arm not ex­tended the golfer will of­ten lose power, add to much loft and too much spin. There are sev­eral rea­sons for the chicken one with one be­ing the golfer’s in­abil­ity to ex­ter­nally ro­tate the lead shoul­der. If they lack this phys­i­cal ca­pa­bil­ity, they may find it dif­fi­cult to re­lease the lead arm and let it ro­tate nor­mally post im­pact and hence lead­ing to the chicken wing.

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