If you are not already preparing yourand elbows like this before you setup, your swing is about to improve a lot. This question came to me this morning in an email and here is my reply:
Question – How tight are your elbows pointing at each other and how tight on chest?
Great question … I think the easies way to know, is to hold the club straight out in front of you from the shoulders with your The Ross Movefully extended, shaft in line with the front arm, elbows pointing down and towards each other. This is a critical. If the are not extended, they will elongate during the swing (changing the radius). Now keeping a little tension at the elbows, allow the to drop down on top of your chest (not pinching your chest, on top). This gives a radius that can be maintained but freedom to be controlled by the shoulders. I call this the “ ”. Now with the hanging, we can use this as a guide for setup that is repeatable. One key point for all this is the elbows pointing back towards the hips as a recurring relationship. They start that way and realign as the hips pull the back down in front of the body turning through impact… here is a video that will help
All great players somehow before they hit, got theirin this position. Hogan had a picture in his book with string winding around the to hold them close together. I see many tour players (subconsciously) stretch and lengthen their just before they take the club back to get into this same setup. We need a constant continuity through the that does not break down during the swing so the shoulders can take over and rely on the to stay the same… thanks for the nice comments… please let me know if you need more help… Ross