Stop the dreaded chicken wing

One of the most common flaws in the follow through is where the lead elbow pulls out away from the body into a ‘chicken wing’ condition through impact.

It is interesting to note that seemingly correcting what you do just after you have struck the ball is the key to striking the ball well. Try making practice swings where you maintain the “thumbs down” attitude well into follow through and thus maintain full extension of both arms and the club shaft in line with the left arm for much of the follow through. The actual action of hitting that ball will be made easy for you, through a full understanding of these three principles.

THE MOTION OF THE LEFT WRIST WHILE THE BALL IS ON THE CLUBFACE WILL CREATE DIFFERENT BALL FLIGHTS AND TRAJECTORY.

The Full twist away (AKA wedding ring drill) puts the back of the left hand on the target. The right wrist remains somewhat bent and palm pressure remains. Shaft is pointing at the target line. Body and head released fully.

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Developing the correct sequence in the downswing motion produces good Lag pressure, a flat left wrist an imperative to controlling the club head and maintaining forward shaft lean through the hit. The greater the angles, the greater the pressure, the greater the speed. You want to maintain both pressure and speed to produce the optimum smash factor.  If you lose this pressure you will have club head throw away and lose your power before the hit. This process is an essential to good golf.

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