The Right Elbow
photo credit: Lisa Sanderson The right elbow (right handers) plays a big role in the golf swing. Keeping the right elbow too far from the body during the swing, results in a slice. The right elbow must stay close to the right hip on the downswing, if it does not, an outside to inside swing results. All players that swing from the outside to the inside, slice the ball. Another symptom is when the left arm transverses (cuts across) the chest.
THE FIX: Swing to the top and bring the club down into the delivery position, the shaft should be parallel to, or slightly inside the target line as it gets to the 3 o’clock position. Keep the right elbow close to, and in front of the right hip.