No More Flying Elbow

FullSizeRenderIf you are struggling with your right elbow backswing position, check your shoulder flexibility first.  Then use this drill to improve your swing.

  1. Start in your address position.
  2. Slowly take the club to the top of your backswing with both arms.
  3. Release the left arm (front arm) and hook the left hand behind the elbow and apply light pressure to bring the elbow back into the correct position.
  4. Hold for 2-3 deep breaths, sensing this new elbow position.
  5. Repeat until the desired position can be achieved with a normal swing without assistance from the drill. (*Modify if there is a shoulder or neck injury)

Dodie Mazzuca is the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ (November-April).  She also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-October).

TOPICS: Golf, Golf Fitness, Instruction

ABOUT: Dodie Mazzuca

Dodie Mazzuca is a former LPGA Tour Player and the founder of Golf PROformance. She is currently the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, AZ) and she also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct.). She was an NCAA Academic and Athletic All-American at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her background in competitive golf, yoga, golf fitness, and technical training, assists her students in accelerating their learning process and playing better golf.

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