Re: Elbows pointed which way at address?
Chas, when you said "the Hogan method helps ... " what aspect of his book (I'm assuming this is your source/reference) are you referring to?
Anyone have any follow up to this?
The last month or so my swing has gotten flatter from a tendency to come in to much inside and not picking the club up enough. This often resulted in my right elbow getting "stuck" to the right side of my body in the downswing instead of coming in and preventing me from maintaining club lag + handle forward at impact.
So I was doing some positions at address and I remembered a thought to move my forearms closer and when I did I naturally rotated my forearms so the crook of the elbows faced up and it instantly felt different. I pressed against my pec muscles and felt way more connected than how I felt before which was more of a squeezing of my arms than feeling a connection to the pec muscles. Lo and behold on a few practice swings I noticed instantly a far less flat swing with the right elbow going naturally into a strong position at the top AND it seemed much harder for it to get stuck on the downswing.
When I noticed this I googled "elbows point which way at address" and found this forum.
Just thought I would add my two cents. Rotating the elbows to point down seemed to help me correct a few swing flaws but it definitely depends on what feels the most natural for you to hit the important positions (not flat, right elbow staying close to left elbow on the downswing). For me it helped. You could see a slight gap between my right elbow and body at the 9:00 point of my downswing before but after I focused on this the gap disappeared.