I decided to look back at old video’s of my swing to see if anything as changed over the years. I do not have many videos, but my YouTube Channel (The Grateful Golfer) has three that I used that may help sharpen my focus for possible swing changes during the off-season. Well, from what I can see, I need to focus on my right elbow.
The right elbow, from my research, is to be tucked close to the body during take away and transition to contact. This allows for a repeatable swing with power. It is the key to many aspects of my swing plane that seems to be causing me challenges.
I realize that being a low single digit handicapper, that this aspect of my swing should be solid. And for the most part, it is good. But, I feel that it should be much better. From time to time, I seem to have the tendency to have a flying elbow and to cast my hands. These two errors are something I can work at to produce the results I want out of my swing. More importantly, these fixes are measurable and sustainable. Hence a great place to start.
I am not exactly sure how I am going to tighten up my right elbow, but I am sure more video research will be needed. A quick search indicates that I will have plenty of resources. The trick is to find one that works for me. Lastly, my friend Brian for All About Golf, suggested I take a video lesson. I am seriously considering this avenue, but first want to tinker with my own fixes. Besides, I have to pass the time during the cold, dark winter and this is as good as any.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!