How the Back Elbow Works In the Downswing

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  1. RaymondCHASTEL, 9 months ago

    Seve Ballesteros and others such as Nick FALDO recommended to put a glove or a towel beneath your right armpit to prevent THE right elbow to Fly off and keep it close to THE torso .
    As you show ,I find it restricts to much the move of THE right arm .
    Is it an improper drill ?

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 9 months ago

      Raymond,

      Those are 2 golfers that were not known for distance plus Seve hit the ball everywhere. I want power and consistency. Never tuck the right armpit. Not one long driver I have ever seen does this. They all let this arm come away from their side.


  2. JaySchwarz, 2 months ago

    Paul,

    When I throw a ball, the lower body initiates the forward motion, but then my triceps fires for more power.

    In the golf swing, I know that the downswing trigger initiates, but do ever feel your triceps adding some speed as you go through? Or, does the arm straighten simply because of your rotational speed?

    Thanks!

    • Paul Wilson

      Paul Wilson, 2 months ago

      Jay,

      The throwing drill is to get people used to the move with the legs drive as it is the same move.

      No. I do not feel the triceps. My arms are powerless. The arms straighten because the mass is trying to get to its widest point which you pre-determined at address. If you set up with your arms extended you are saying your arc is that wide. Then when you let the mass go it will stretch out again until it cannot stretch out any more. In doing so, both arms would have to straighten.


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