When your right elbow brushes against your right rib cage during your downswing, it will indicate the swing path of your clubface will match your target line at impact to hit the golf ball straight
One of the best swing tips nowadays is to ensure your right elbow brushes against your right rib cage during your downswing.
The reason why this is one of the best golf swing tips is that your right elbow should brush against your right rib cage during your downswing as an indication you are in a position to hit a golf ball straight.
However, it is very difficult to force your right elbow to brush against your right rib cage during your downswing.
Instead, you should focus on having your clubface on an on line swing path at the completion of your back swing so that your right elbow automatically will brush against your right rib cage during your downswing.
This is one of the easiest ways to improve your golf swing.
However, the question becomes: how do you ensure your clubface will be on an on line path at the completion of your backswing?
The solution is to lock-in an on line swing path of your clubface during your set up proceedings.
Incidentally, when you lock-in an on line swing path of your clubface during your set up routine, you correspondingly will lock-in a square alignment of your clubface.
A combined locked-in alignment and on line swing path of your clubface will lock-in a straight ball flight alignment.
Once you have locked-in a straight alignment, all that will remain to complete your set up proceedings is to assume a comfortable stance to your ball, center the sweet spot of your clubface as near as possible to the back of your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your target line.
If you then execute a non-manipulative golf swing in that you do not intentionally or inadvertently swing your clubface off its pre-swing path, your right elbow will automatically brush your right rib cage during your downswing and a square clubface will contact your ball at impact on a path that matches your target line.
In turn, your ball should fly on a straight path to your target, discounting wind conditions and elevation differences between your stance and your ball.
However, most golfers do not know how to lock-in an on line swing path and a square alignment of their clubface during the pre-shot proceedings to hit straight golf shots.
There are more than 100 techniques available in books, DVDS and Special Reports that instruct precisely how to lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of the club face during the pre-shot proceedings, including a display of one of the DVDs that shows how to perform one of the techniques, at the website appearing below
Once you learn any of these techniques and then complete your set up as described above, you can be assured a non-manipulative golf swing will cause your right elbow to brush your right rib cage during your down swing and you will hit your ball as straight-as-an-arrow directly to your target.
You should then understand why ensuring your right elbow brushes against your right rib cage during your down swing remains one of the best golf swing tips.
Copyright © 2012 by Gordon Jackson, How Golf Works.