Control Your Elbow, Control Your Slice
By: PGA Director of Instruction Jim Morse
If you struggle with slicing the ball or have always wanted to develop a powerful draw, then the right elbow may be the answer. Many Golfers will let the right elbow (for a right handed golfer) separate too much from their body when taking the club back and to the top of their swing. This, more often than not, will create a downswing that moves from outside-to-in through impact. This can lead to a variety of inconsistent shots and increased frustration.
Keeping the right elbow closer to your rib cage during the back swing will allow the shoulders to turn level to the spine, making it much easier to drop the club inside during the downswing for increased power and more consistent ball striking!