One of the most important golf swing instructions is to understand how the relationship between the elbow line and shoulder line impacts ball flight; that is, whether the flight of the ball will curve or straight golf shots will be produced.
Some golf swing instructions suggest it is the relationship between the shoulder line and the target or directional line that determines the path of the clubface.
This is erroneous instruction. If you rely on thisgolf method of alignment you should not expect to hit the golf ball straight.
The body does not have a clue as to the target or directional line. The target or directional line could be at right angles to the shoulder line and the body would not know the difference.
The body simply does know how the shoulders are aligned in relation to the elbow line, the imaginary line running across the inside creases of the elbow joints.
When the elbow line is pointing to the inside of the shoulder line, an out-to-in swing path of the clubface is created.
However, unless locked-in, the relationship between the shoulder line and the elbow line can be changed by almost any subsequent body movement.
When the elbow line is pointing to the outside of the shoulder line, an in-to-out golf swing path of the clubface is created.
Again, unless locked-in, almost any subsequent body movement can change the relationship between the shoulder line and the elbow line.
When the elbow line is aligned parallel with the shoulder line an on line swing pathof the clubface is created. This relationship likewise can be changed with any subsequent body movement unless it is locked-in.
The only golf swing instructions that teach precisely how to lock-in an online swing path of the clubface are to perform one of the Locked-In Techniques™ discussed in such books as my How To Hit A Golf Ball As Straight-As-An-Arrow and How To Lock-In A Perfect Golf Swing, all of which can be found at http://lockedingolf.com.
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