Elbow positioning key during golfer’s backswing

One of the biggest myths in golf is keeping the right elbow tight against the side on the backswing. Keeping the right elbow close to the side causes the club to move on an arc too close to the body.

Take the club back with the left shoulder allowing the club to travel on a large circumference.

To get the proper feel, take the club back with the right hand as if you were going to throw it. Then reach back with the left hand and grip the club. The right elbow should point to the ground.

The right arm should be in a position similar to holding a serving tray.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, teaches and has a golf shop at the driving range he operates in Muncy