Right Elbow Pit in Golf Backswing

Do you struggle, like most golfers, with a flying right elbow at the top of the backswing? From this position, you have to make some aggressive moves with the arms to get the elbow back in front of the body at impact or make other compensations. Learning how to set up correctly with the trailing arm elbow in the right position at address and how it most rotate properly going back will teach you how to avoid a takeaway that is too flat, inside and around and deep top of the swing position.

  • Incorrect elbow rotation can leave the club deep and flat
  • Keep the right elbow pit pointed away from you
  • Halfway back, it should point straight up
  • Without proper rotation, your right arm bends too soon and gets stuck behind you

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Ron
I have been a member now for a few years and this video, for me, is is one of the most important ones I have seen. I can now take the club back on plane, keep my left arm straight at the top, have eliminated cupping of the left wrist at the top, can turn the shoulders almost 90 degrees and can easily shallow out the club during the transition. Thank you all so much, I finally am starting to look like a real golfer on video
October 5, 2022
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Awesome Ron! Great "aha" moment for you. I agree the elbow position is very important.
October 5, 2022
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William
I was reading a book by Ben Hogan. He keeps his right elbow very close to his body on the backswing. Is this what Rotary Swing teaches? It seems this limits the width of the swing.
May 7, 2021
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello William. It will tend to limit elevation and make the swing more one plane. You can have a lower elbow position similar to the Simplify Your Backswing with Shallow Arms Video. But, you don't want to glue it to your side.
May 8, 2021
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William
That makes sense. Thanks, Craig
May 8, 2021
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Scott
What an ‘eye opener’! After watching this video and practicing the move correctly with my right arm/ elbow I took it to the course and not only did it keep me in the fairway more consistently...but I gained 20 yards of distance. Thanks for making it simple to understand!
January 26, 2021
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Scott. Great Scott! (no pun). Simple adjustments have a domino effect in the swing.
January 26, 2021
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Barrie
After watching this video several times I've adjusted my right elbow accordingly and seen promising results. This is certainly looking like a game changer for me. Question ... is there a 3000 rep drill I can do to lock this in so that it will just happen naturally rather then me having to think about it on every swing ?? Thanks, Barrie
January 8, 2021
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Barrie. The more reps you do the more in will be natural. Just like the 5 Minutes to the Perfect Setup Video. After reps it will become quicker and rotuine.
January 8, 2021
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Tom
Dec 24 2020 I am asking if the RST Swing Method changes when using a Pitching Wedge, 3 Iron, 3 Wood, Driver and if so what RST Videos discuss-teach this , Thank You Tom Lawson
December 24, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tom. Driver will have setup adjustments and short game will have setup adjustments. Lower flighted wedges will tend to have more a body release. But, the method doesn't change much. Take a look at Proper Tee Height and Penetrating Wedge Shot Videos.
December 24, 2020
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James
will this have any effect/affect on the width between the right shoulder and the right ear?? This seems to cure the player getting the club stuck behind the body in the takeaway. Sincerely thanks.
October 5, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. It should help keep the spacing and the trail shoulder down/in the box.
October 6, 2019
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Randy
With elbow flexion I struggle with a flying elbow, today I had a thought during my backswing to pull elbow in to fold my elbow, is this okay to do. Previously I was bending my arm as if I was almost flexing my bicep. Flying elbow Everytime this way. Thanks
October 1, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Randy. I'm worried you might start overly adding too much trail arm control. I would prefer it to do nothing and "feel" like it stays straight the whole time. Take a look at Keep the Right Arm Straight to Turn Video.
October 1, 2019
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Randy
Thanks sir, I watched the video and I will work on it, the way I was trying to describe the way I was doing it today is as if I stretched my right arm out to my trail side with Palm up and I bend my arm into flexion by pulling in which pulls shoulder blade back, the previous way that caused the flying elbow was to stretch trail arm out with Palm up and just raising my Palm to the sky to bend which also disconnected my upper bicep from my upper pec. Maybe this makes a little more sense described this way but seems similar to what he was saying in regards to thinking of a piston in the video. Thanks
October 1, 2019
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Cary
Craig, This video somehow should be given a high priority for people who struggle with getting stuck and pushing off the right side. The only thing I would add (and Chuck demonstrates this but doesn't talk about it) is keeping the right wrist flat throughout the takeaway. The two go hand in hand for keeping the club in front of the body/trail shoulder. Once the club gets to deep it is almost in possible to get the club back in front of the body without pushing from the trail side and then flipping the hands through impact. Great Video!
September 11, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Cary. Great. I'm glad you found the video so helpful. Take a look at the Right Wrist in the Takeaway Video for the trail wrist hinge issue when going back.
September 11, 2019
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Ramu
I am having trouble keeping the right elbow ( I am a right handed golfer) pointed towards the ball or in front of me at the top of the backswing. It still points to the ground but it gets behind me. I still play decent, not super long but very accurate ( driver - 220, 7 iron - 155). Any comments or suggestions would be welcome, thanks!
June 29, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Ramu. The trail elbow will point down and needs to stay in front. Take a look at the 3 Functions of the Right Arm and Creating a Swing Plane to help lock down that positioning. Sounds like you are letting it fly a little bit.
June 29, 2019
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James
Further to my review today Craig, for which I thank you for. I have searched some of the videos to explain why I think I am getting my right elbow getting behind me. Although the reason Chuck gives here is not quite my problem as I do make sure that my elbow pit is facing forward at address but have to concede that I do need to see the elbow bit stay straighter on the way back. When I have looked at myself FO I am acutely aware that I have not fully rotated my shoulders 90 deg or more. It is in the effort to get my right shoulder back that causes me to have the elbow flying out. Looking at the position you showed in the review of where you say my turn is complete, my shoulders are about 85 degs. It is that extra effort I make to get the right shoulder back more to get the big turn that causes that elbow to go out. So I practiced in front of my reflection on my windows and using Chucks analogy about the external rotation of the humorous, I had my club in the position at the top that you have indicated. The action of letting my left heel coming off the ground as I swing back was to try and get that big shoulder turn. As far as that posting up on the left leg is concerned, I am taking aboard the idea of getting the weight over to the lead side earlier. This is helped by keeping my backswing more compact as Chuck shows here. So in conclusion, there are two things I feel I need to do. 1. Try and keep that right arm more straight and extended more in turn back, with the external rotation of the humorous. 2. Shift the weight with my box earlier over to my lead side when I reach the top of the backswing.
May 23, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. No problem my pleasure. Straighter trail arm, external humeral rotation and slight shift before completing the backswing is something I won't yell at you about .
May 23, 2019
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Erik
How about the right elbow pit in the down swing? The right elbow should tuck into the side on the downswing but I have trouble doing this.
November 30, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Erik. You shouldn't need to guide the trail elbow to this position in the downswing if the lead side is pulling and directing the motion. The vast majority of players that get the trail arm position incorrect in the downswing is because they do something active with it too soon in the transition.
November 30, 2018
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Kevin
THe right elbow seem to fly are pretty far. How do they manage to hit the balls while letting their elbow fly out? Does it just appear that way because they get so much shoulder rotation?
November 28, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. Some players allow their trail arm to fly in the backswing. They must correct it in the downswing and re-engage the shoulder blade coming down to have the ability to add power. However, this is an unnecessary manipulation if you focus on keeping the arm in front and connected to the core.
November 28, 2018
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Diane
Thanks Chuck - an absolutely great instruction - it's so obvious the way you explain it. I have just tried it now after watching the video and my right arm now folds easily in the correct position! I have been working on getting my right arm to fold correctly for a little while and finding it takes quite a lot of right shoulder effort to stop my elbow going swinging out to the back in the backswing. I thought I just needed to persevere, but with the correct set-up of the right arm address, it just works. Is this point mentioned in the Correct Set-up video series? Maybe I just missed it. Thanks again!
March 15, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Diane. It is mentioned briefly in a few videos. May have been easy to miss since it is such a small checkpoint. I would supplement this video with Golf Grip Checkpoint Tips and Right Side Dominance at Setup. Thanks much for the compliments.
March 15, 2018
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Alan
Thanks Chuck I really think that’s the missing link for me. I’ve just gone out to try it and everything slots into place. A few years ago I had my best ever round in a competition the day after helping someone move very heavy furniture. I realise now that lifting heavy items with arms together and elbow pits facing away could have been what set up that round. I wish I’d known this forty years ago but better late than never.
March 15, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Alan. Better late than never. Let's get that elbow pit away. Thanks for the post.
March 15, 2018
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Eric
Thanks for the video. I noticed you said the right elbow pit is slightly internally rotated. I think i’m On to something that has been a problem in my swing for a long time. I am pretty flexible and I taught myself to play golf after reading Hogan’s Modern Fundamentals. I followed his instruction to have both elbow pits facing out at address, although I’ve seen multiple videos today that says he really didn’t do that. So, between my right and left arm i’ve Played with either or both arms too internally rotated and/or a combination of internally and too externally rotated. I started swinging with either arm in these positions and they essentially both lead me to a flying elbow stuck behind me. The too internally rotated makes my arm to rigid so it stays straight too long and then I light it up for plane into the flying elbow. The too externally rotated leads to an immediate elbow bend into a flying elbow. The combination or internal and external leads to flying elbow and elbow pain. : ). I saw an older Rotary video with Clay and he was saying left elbow at 45 degrees (half way between elbow pointing down target and pointing at my body. He recommended right elbow pointing just outside the right hip (right hand golfer). In this combination, if my hips and shoulders are Square, I swing back into a nice position with my elbow pointed down. Does this sound technically right? Does this seem like what has been hampering my swing for years? Kind of makes sense. Some times I pull, sometimes slice and sometimes I hit it straight. I think it depends on the tension in my swing, how tired I am, how amp’d up, pressure, etc.
February 8, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Eric. Too much internal, or external rotation at setup can be a killer in the swing. You need to have balanced. The trail elbow pit pointed away, but not so externally rotated to where it is locked is ideal. I think you are on the proper path with setup and tension.
February 9, 2018
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David
I play a strong grip and notice when I try to ensure the right elbow pit is up at address that i tend to hit a slice - but if i let my right elbow pit internally rotate some i tend to hit the ball to the left (as a right hander). It seems i'm backwards from what's expected?
June 21, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. The adjustment probably allows you to over use the trail hand shutting down the face quicker to cause the left shot.
June 21, 2017
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gordon
In a recent swing review premature right srm bending was identified and I had thought this may be connected with incorrect "aim" of the right elbow pit in set up. After experimenting in front of a mirror I now think that the root cause could lie with the grip. Making changes to the grip are scary, like messing around with the Cemtral Nervous System, so I need your reassurance thst I am on the right track. I have the impression that the elbow pit orientation is largely determined by the thumb/forefinger Vs, assuming that the shoulder and spine positions are correct. In one RST video it is stated that both Vs should point towards the right "shoulder/ear", whereas the RST video Golf Grip Checkpoint Tips is more differentiated, left V pointing to right ear and right V towards right shoulder. This feels different. Is it correct and, moreover, is likely to help me eliminate the premature right arm flex? (I am right handed!) Thanks in advance, Gordon.
January 28, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Gordon. The lead hand "v" needs to be aimed between the neck and trail shoulder. A little variance given for if you prefer a slightly weaker or stronger position. The trail hand "v" should be aimed at the trail shoulder joint.
January 28, 2017
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Dave
Hello, I hope I can explain this right. My right elbow pit does not point away from me in neutral. I have work at it a bit. When I do, I do tend to hit the ball straighter, but with this said, it puts a lot of tension into my are and I know tension is our enemy. I can only relate this to an older video that Clay did about his right are not being able to get into the "flexion" position at the top of the swing. If I hold my bicep parallel to the ground in front of me, have my elbow bent at 90 vertically, I have absolutely no flexion to the right, my shoulder is locked. I try stretching, just not going to happen. Now add that I am 6' 7" so I quite bent of in the swing even with fit clubs. I know I fly my right elbow, I know changing this helps, but I also know that this nearly locks my right arm. I would assume that if you over due the move you will feel what I feel if I get into the recommended set up. Another quick explanation, if I extend my are in front of me, palm up, palm flat to the sky, my are locks with tension, if I rotate my hand internally around 20 degrees it relaxes. Any thoughts?
September 13, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Dave. Some players may have a limited ability to add external humeral rotation. The key is add as much proper external rotation as possible without creating too much tension. Allow for a little more forearm rotation to help get the club on the proper plane. Use the Winter Golf Training Program Backswing Video. After swinging the lead arm up to the top. Find a comfortable support position while adding the trail arm/elbow.
September 13, 2016
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Dave
Thanks Craig, this is a "very different" position and is going to take some getting used to. It definitely pins my right arm to my side and limits any upward or external movement. It make it hard to get a free arm swing but I do seem be hitting the ball more solid......so far.
September 15, 2016
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James
Is the right elbow pit pointing out at impact as well?
July 12, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. It won't be in the exact position as setup, but still pointed away.
July 12, 2016
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James
Thanks. And the forearms should generally have alignment down the line. Correct? This would seem correct as the right hand should be passive at the point of impact and any right hand grip especially with a forearm over the top or underneath would make the impact inconsistent and difficult to repeat in one way.
July 13, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. Generally the same alingnment. The trail arm will be just a hair under at impact.
July 13, 2016
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Loran
Then, the right trail arm still needs to maintain separation from the torso side, yet still keep one point of attachment to the right arm pit, correct? I do not want to bury or fold my right trail arm early, neither keep them too far away from my sides. I want a unified takeaway, until I elevate and flex to form the magic triangle. Is there a video that focuses on these points I am referring to?
May 16, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Loan. You don't want to glue the trail arm to your side. The only connection will be in the upper part of the trail bicep and pectoral. The only video that is somewhat your description would be Understanding Shoulder Elevation.
May 16, 2016
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Loran
After the end of the takeaway, then the open elbow pit just folds like an elevator, correct? No other additional movements? But at the correct angle, there is still some elbow pit rotation until the club sets on top? Am I feeling these movements correctly?
May 28, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Loan. At the end of the takeaway you will add elevation, flexion and humeral rotation to the trail arm. It will be at the proper angle as you mentioned due to a little forearm rotation that happens in the backswing. I think you are thinking about it properly.
May 28, 2016
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Virgil
This pointer dramatically improved my iron accuracy and distance! Before, I would pull a lot of shots. I didn't even practice this drill before playing a round and I hit double the greens than usual! However, it didn't work as well with the driver and woods. I tended to either push or hook the ball. Without seeing my swing on camera, would the problem be with my grip or with the release point provided that I weight-shifted and was proper plane?
April 20, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Virgil. It would be hard to guess the exact problem for the two way miss even provided with the weight shift and plane being correct. However, most of the ball flight is determined by club face angle at address. I would imagine the release pattern isn't consistent. Use the Left Hand Release Drill to sync when you should be rotating into the strike.
April 21, 2016
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Charles
I tried this drill and took a video of myself. I noticed that I was "under plane" during takeaway and felt/looked like I'm going too far inside. Am I doing something wrong?
April 14, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Charles. You might have externally rotated the arm too much in the setup. The elbow pit points away. You don't want too overly rotate it and lock it into a position.
April 15, 2016
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Thomas
I have been a member here for 2 years and just got the main reason for my slightly flying right elbow. I did not keep the elbow pit pointing to the sky at the completion of the takeaway. My question is to do this do I just keep the right arm straight during the takeaway or is there some rotation in either arm?
January 24, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tom. There is a little bit of rotation. Just enough to allow for the toe of the club to be pointing up (Forearm Rotation in the Golf Swing Video).
January 25, 2016
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Robert
Awesome tip. I am guilty of this, not fully facing the target line, but more on a 45 degree angle from my body. It was always difficult for me to keep my left arm straight in the backswing, and now I realize that was the reason. As I keep my right elbow pit facing forward as I start my backswing I am able to keep my left arm straight, and the club stays on plane. It's so easy now. Thanks for helping love this game again. Bob
January 12, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Bob. More often than not people blame their left arm for bending too much in the backswing on their left arm. However, it is right arm's fault that the left won't behave.
January 12, 2016
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Lance
This is the magic bullet for sure I am starting to see my take away line up effortlessly, weight transfer to back heel without forcing it, arms staying in front of chest with rotation and elevation. Based on Chuck's comments about width on the video about keeping right arm straight I currently am not consciously trying to bend the right arm at all. I am finding with proper grip pressure that the arm folds and the wrists set just fine. As I come to impact I have the feeling that I am unhinging my right wrist set naturally and perpendicular to the elbow pit. This is something that baffled me previously because my elbow pit was always internally rotated into impact position. Went and hit my 60 degree after work from just off the green to about 50 yards off focusing on keeping the elbow pit pointing perpendicular to the target with good results. From 40-50 yards my partial wedge swings were consistently dropping near the pin. Looking forward to my next swing review! Thanks for all the help you are providing through these videos and especially to Aaron for telling me to go back to the basics of the takeaway on my first swing review. Somehow the proper elbow pit orientation makes the shoulder blade glide easy and keeping the right arm straight engrains the pull back with the trail side. I am using my 8 iron with the shaft pointed at the ball to check my positions in the window reflection and I am making the width good "on camera" Anything else to be working on at the top of the backswing?
September 24, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Lance. It sounds like you are on the right track. Good move to commit to the basics. Own them first. Thanks for the compliments of our site and instructor Aaron.
September 25, 2015
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Denys
What's the root cause for it folding though? I feel like I am rotating, but my right arm bends a bit before chest high. What can I do to keep it straight? If I keep it straight I feel like my left arm is being pulled and my whole body gets yanked right.
September 8, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Denys. The root cause is usually because it was over used for a period of time. Nevertheless, it does need to fold. Train the proper usage of it and maintain good external humeral rotation. 3 Functions of the Right Arm Video.
September 8, 2015
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Marcus
R.J. In your comment to mike you asked if he had a large chest and that it could affect how he sets up to the ball. I myself have a large chest and was wondering If you go into further detail about how this would help or hurts guys like me.
July 29, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Marcus. When having a large chest sometimes it is difficult to hang the arms perfectly in front. The goal would be to get the arms hanging as best as you can comfortably. Not too much tension, but to where the arms could naturally hang with the shoulders staying in the box (less rounding in the thoracic spine).
July 30, 2015
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Michael
What about the left elbow at address? I have tried having my left elbow pit pointing more out in front, but it seems to weaken my grip and I have issues closing the club face.
December 14, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Michael. You don't want to lock or force the lead elbow out too much at address. Positioning will effect grip. Use the Golf Grip and Being Out of the Box in the Advanced Setup Section and the Gorilla Grip same section for more detail. Pointing away from the body, but not maxed out externally rotated.
December 15, 2014
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Christian
If I do not get that right elbow pit up, I will take it back with a hooded face and hit it straight left or hook it. In my video review, Steve pointed it out and now I am keeping that right elbow pulled in better at address. This keeps my elbow pit up and my take away is much better.
December 8, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
The right elbow pit is commonly over looked. It makes using the shoulder blade glide and performing a correct takeaway much easier.
December 8, 2014
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Edmund
A review of the video and an immediate session at the range answered my own question, (of yesterday). Yes, it does matter, big time!
November 12, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Edmund, Congrats, keep working on it. R.J.
November 13, 2014
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js
hi. what about left elbow pit? left elbow pit also pointed away from me?
November 2, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
J.S., Your left elbow pit will be pointed slightly away from you but it will be more internally rotated than the right elbow pit will be. R.J.
November 2, 2014
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Mike
My first video review has me working on both grip and the flying right elbow (elbow pit issue). When my arms hang naturally the elbow pits seem to want to both be inwardly rotated. If I take my grip from this position, it is unnatural to adjust the elbow pits to point forward at address, and even more so to maintain in a swing. If I insure they are both pointing forward before I take my grip, which requires some wrist rotation to the right to get the lines pointing to the right ear, it seems much easier to maintain during the swing. Does this make sense?
October 30, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Mike, Do you have a very large chest? If you have a larger chest, you won't be able to get your arms to the grip without some inward rotation, but this is rare. Aside from having a large chest, you're allowing your arms to become disconnected from the box when they hang down if they're pointing inward. So, when you get into your setup position and you hang your arms down, let your shoulders rotate forward, then pull them straight back, like someone touched you in the spine with an ice cube and it was really cold. You don't want to feel an extreme amount of tension at setup, but you want your shoulders to be back and in the box without over activating the muscles in the back. This will have your elbow pits pointing out. R.J.
October 30, 2014
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Tom
Chuck, what a simple and effective presentation. Thank you.
October 3, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks Tom for the compliment.
October 3, 2014
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Mike
This video is the key to width, plane, and position at the top. If it's in "5 steps to perfect backswing", I missed it. For me, it's made all the difference in takeaway and completion of the backswing. It promotes flat left wrist and right wrist response. Thanks.
September 22, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks Mike for the post. This will be helpful for other members!
September 22, 2014
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David
You guys are great in helping me get a good understanding of the swing. This right elbow video really makes me see the fault in my swing. Now I'm off the driving range to try and take 40 years of poor take away and a flat swing into something I've dreamed about. Thanks!! It really made sense to me.
September 9, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey David. Happy to hear! Thanks for the positive feedback.
September 9, 2014
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james
Did I miss this in the learning phase of your programme or is this video only in the advanced part of the programme? I wish that this point had have been emphasised at the start of the programme and I would have understood why i could not get into a position at the top of the swing. It now makes sense and I can keep the arms in front of the body. If this is not in the initial phase of the setup portion may I respectfully suggest that you add it, for as you said it is a common fault that you see?
September 8, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. Thank you for your suggestion. Yes, the elbow pit is important and I can see how it would've been missed.
September 9, 2014
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Frank
What about R elbow on down? Much instruction states r elbow should get close to side on the downswing.What are your rthoughts on this. I strugle with my elbow going to in on the back and I believe causing my r shouder to go out on the down
August 28, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Take a look at the Key to Creating Lag and Step by Step Right Arm Drills in the Advanced Downswing Section to learn more about the right arm placement and movement. If your right arm is going away from you too much going back. Focus on the 3 Functions of the Right Arm in the Advanced Backswing Section first. Correct positioning going back will make the downswing drills much easier.
August 28, 2014
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Marcin
Is there some sort of drill or reps you are supposed to do with this video to galvanize the skill?
August 6, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Marcin. The 2 inch hand drill in the Role of the Right Arm Video (Advanced Takeaway Section) will help you train the correct elbow pit position.
August 6, 2014
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mike
This question applies to this subject in regard to the takeaway. I need to rotate the right arm during the takeaway to keep the elbow pointing outwards. Is that correct?
July 19, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
There is a touch of rotation in the right forearm in the takeaway. Keep it nice and straight. Rotate the club back with the body. Take a look at the Unleash Your Thumb Nail for Power Video in the Advanced Downswing Section. Also, the 2 inch hand drill in the Role of the Right Arm Video in the same section will help show you.
July 19, 2014
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Justin
I'm looking for a video that address face on forward shaft lean during setup. I'm finding good information on grip and ball position. Looking at various Rotary Swing Pros, there seems to be a variance in this key setup area. For instance, Tiger seems very neutral or perpendicular with his irons and driver and Adam Scott tends to have a bit of forward hand press and shaft lean at set up even with his driver. Thanks in advance!
May 17, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
You will want the shaft lean at setup vertical or neutral. You don't want to preset the hands too far forward at setup with too much shaft lean. There isn't a video on this topic, but you may use Chuck's swing in the Swing Viewer to match it with yours. Nevertheless, thank you for the idea about a video to address this question.
May 18, 2014
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Stevie
Great video. So important but very rarely discussed. Many thanks . Steve (Australia)
April 24, 2014

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