Let's talk a little bit about the finish. I have a visual here for you just to prove my point. Every golf swing we make, since the golf clubs are built a little bit like this, all of them have a pitch, the club should be swinging on a circle. Every time you stand here on the side of the ball you are not standing on the target line, the club should swing in a circle around your body. It does not go down the target line.
Your Golf Swing Moves Around the Body
It is going to follow this hula hoop all the way around me. As I go through, especially in the one-plane swing, you can see my right arm as it goes around in a circle, just like a baseball player swinging around, just like a discus thrower throwing around, the golf swing is going to go in this direction until the right arm is extended.
Correct Elbow Position for Golf Swing Finish
As it does, the left elbow has to start bending and then breaking. So the right arm gets extended, the club goes around, and then it finishes up on top. A lot of people when they see the good players they finish high like this, they tend to go down the target line and high this way, but that is too much on a straight line.
Here is the correct way, you can see that I got to that same high finish but in a circle and around. If you swing in a circle you club will square up easily, you will be more consistent, you will not have to manipulate more with your hands down at the bottom. You will hit better golf shots.