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As a right handed golfer, I am not clear where my right elbow should be when addressing the ball. Can you explain?
--Chuck M. from Salem, SD

Hi Chuck. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

Your right elbow should have a slight hinge in it. Whereas the left arm is straight or extended, the right is slightly relaxed with a small hinge which allows it to fold and get out of the way in the backswing. This facilitates and inside out swing and folding the arm on plane during the takeaway.

Depending on how you are built, the inside of the elbow can point to different place. It is most common for it to point forward or in front of you. For some with broader chests, the inside of their elbows may face each other as tucking the elbow in is difficult.

I hope this answers your question Chuck. If you have any others just let me know.

Thanks!

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