Lead with the Elbows

Made a few swings today. Thought you might want to take a look. Here is what I was focusing on today.

Top of Backswing position:

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Downswing Position for clubface angle:

Moe used to say “Lead with the elbows. Check out how my lead elbow is leading.

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Lead with the Elbows:

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Also notice the pull of the leading shoulder as well.

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I also like the look of the leg stabilization in the “sitting motion” of the lower body.

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4 comments on “Lead with the Elbows”
  1. James Starkey says:

    I’ve seen Moe set his feet closed with the driver and flar out his right foot. Just curious?


  2. harryinaz says:

    I hesitate to think about my elbows at the start of the downswing. I feel it to be more important to focus on starting the downswing with hip rotation. I do feel that consciously pulling the right (trail) elbow down into the ribs as I start the downswing with the left leg/hips movement is useful, but thinking “elbows” will encourage an “arm-sy” swing, which has always been my main problem.


    1. Todd Graves says:

      Good Point. The hips start the downswing, then rotate leading with the elbows.


  3. Rick Heath says:

    I’ve got to say I feel elbows pulling which then brings wrists and hands in some where at rear thigh. Rick Heath


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