Flying Right Elbow Golf Fix for Pulling Shots

Flying Right Elbow Golf Fix for Pulling Shots

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A common problem for those shots that are pulled occurs in the backswing. What will happen is that a player might have a very good set up and might make a really good turn, but will disconnect their right arm away from their body on the backswing getting their hands too high. Then as they start their downswing their hands take so long to reconnect to their body that they end up being outside the target line, swinging to the left, thereby producing an outside-in swing and a pull shot. What you would like to have happen is that the right elbow should stay in front of and pointed to the right hip and should not really do anything but hinge in the backswing. So that at the top of the backswing the right elbow is fairly close to and pointed towards the right hip. A good drill to help you get that sensation if you have a tendency to have this flying right elbow is the Head Cover Drill. Just take a driver head cover, wrap it up, and put it underneath your right arm. Then just practice taking backswings while keeping that head cover under your arm. This will keep your right arm connected to your body, allow your club to come more from the inside of the target line, swing more down the line and eliminate those pull shots.

About the Instructor
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Spicewood, TX 78669
Tel: 512-329-4000

Chuck Cook is instructor to such PGA Tour greats as Payne Stewart, Tom Kite, and Corey Pavin. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #9 instructor in the world.


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