10 Best Swing Tips Ever!

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5. Give Your Slice The Elbow

Some players like John Daly swing with their elbow flying out, while others like Sergio Garcia keep it in, proving that it's possible to hit great shots with either method. However, my biomechanical studies indicate that the flying right elbow position favors a fade ballflight while a tucked right elbow promotes a draw. If you struggle with slicing or have always wanted to develop a power-rich draw, then the right elbow may hold the answer. Plus, when you let the right elbow fly, it has the tendency to raise the right shoulder skyward, which almost always causes an over-the-top move during the downswing and an array of bad results.

The key for long-term success is to eliminate the faulty shoulder tilt and right elbow position at the top. The most efficient right elbow position for keeping slices at bay and promoting a draw is on or just inside the seam running down the right side of your shirt. When you place your right elbow in this general area, it allows the shoulders to turn level to the spine, making it much easier to drop the club inside on the downswing for maximum power and improved control.

Tom Stickney is the director of instruction at the Club at Cordillera in Vail, Colo. (www.tomstickneygolf.com). Here’s another great tip from Tom.

17 thoughts on “10 Best Swing Tips Ever!

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      1. Alex, that is very common.

        What often happens is people will use their arms more to add power. This messes up the technique completely. Remember, power comes from the hips and everything should flow together. It’s really worth checking out the guide ‘Monster Golf Swing’ which really helps with this. You can find it at: http://www.MonsterSwing.info

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  1. You forget the most important tip. KEEP THE SPINE IN PLACE and rotate around it. That way you impact the ball just as you set it up. Greatest golf fault is getting the spine out of place. If you manage to not do that all the rest is just simple fine tuning.

  2. One point I think it?۪s for every golfers that power comes from the body not from the arm but the steps you described will be appropriate for a left hander as well? I got a good PDF how to use the left palm during a swing from TheGolfersWebsite. If anybody wants then I can share that PDF here.

  3. Tip number three is something that took me a long time to learn. I lost a lot of accuracy and finesse when I tired to put a lot of power into my hit. Once I focused on my form, the power came naturally. The Happy Gilmore method doesn’t really work.

  4. That makes sense that you’d want to use your body for power in your swing. The whole body working together has more strength than your arms do alone. I bet that will improve my swing. I know that I have the tendency to only use my arms, so this will be an adjustment.

  5. Nice Blog!Great tips on playing golf. As a beginner these are so helpful for me. Apart from that I am also learning lessons on this golf from online by thegolferswebsite. Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. I am constantly on the lookout for informative golfing blogs. Not only do I work in a golf schools I am also an avid golfer. There is always room for knowledge and improvement when it comes to golf. I really enjoyed this post and always look forward to learning more! Great read!

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