Originally Posted by saevel25
Just wanted to get some opinions on the angle the right elbow should be facing at address. We know that the right arm basically hinges and raises up, and depth is created with the hip turn. So wouldn't it be conducive to keep the underside of the elbow facing outward to promote a hinge motion, instead of facing more towards the left, which I think might promote of a need to rotate the arms first then hinge.
Also if this is true, then isn't a stronger giro, one that helps keeps the right arm facing more away from the body, a better grip to promote an easier backswing.
You're talking about the fleshy part of the elbow right? A good general measurement for the elbow is for it to be pointing at your right hip. The placement of the fingers on the grip basically takes care of it, having the grip in the fingers and the first pad of the trigger finger on the aft side of the shaft.
If the elbow is rotated too much, fleshy part facing someone standing in front of you/elbow closer to your belly button, the club could have a tendency to load too far inward and low. Due to the placement of the right hand and the possible lack of flexion of the right arm. Might even mess with some of the body alignments at set-up. Not saying you can't do it, Tim Clark sets up similar to what you're talking about. But he also has a condition where he can't supinate his forearms (palms facing the sky).