The right and left arm work together

Double chicken wing.

You’ve all seen it in bad golfers…and funny enough, in two time world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski.

The Jamie anomaly aside, the double chicken wing is a sign of both arms working improperly.

What I am about to say is a result rather than a cause, but reversing the feel up to the top of the swing can be helpful in diagnosing where the problem lies.

To put it succinctly, the right arm working under and into the body, as one would do while skipping a stone (or as I have said, elbow chasing navel), keeps the club from getting too steep.

The left arm rotates over and into the body, which prevents the club from getting too far behind you and connects the rotation of the club to the rotation of the turn.

So in essence, at impact and coming into impact, you want the arms as close as possible to eachother.

Her comes the caper and this will make no sense at all…but it’s true.

People who are having trouble with the snap hooks, will generally need more left arm rotation over and into the body and people with the pulls and slices would need more right arm rotation under and into the body.

Chew on that for a while. I will have more tomorrow and a video soon showing how and why…for all of you with your heads spinning…lol.




  1. Calvin

    Assumption while head is spinning: When you say trail arm works under and in and lead arm works over and in you are talking downswing.

    Now I’ll try to figure out why it’s a reverse feeling. 😉

  2. azrai

    so now the concious golf swing consists of backswing, transition AND downswing?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      No. Read what I wrote again.

      Read the paragraph where I say…

      “What I am about to say is a result not a cause…”

  3. azrai

    oh ok 😀

  4. azrai

    transition feel, not a downswing feel got it! God! my head is spinning lol

  5. HoldTheLag

    My head is spinning



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