(Premier Login DanNorwood) Forum Owner Posted May 2, 2009 9:03 AM
In the 17 years I spent with my Grandfather he never once used the term "Chuck the Elbow" so I can't really answer that question other than to suggest these answers:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
I believe he is referring to this on the downswing. The right arm must be completely extended before impact. Since the right elbow is hugged close to the waist on the backswing I can only assume he meant to make sure that the elbow goes south with the right arm behind the right hip pocket than around and forward which causes the entire body to rotate.
He spoke mostly about the elbow to me with regards to the Putt. I put up a new You Tube video and there's a section about just hitting with the right arm. As I was editing it - the move for beginners with this metric is identical to the movement of the right arm with the Putt where the right elbow is completely straightened at impact. Here "Chuck" would leave me to believe the movement of the right elbow is a force to straighten the right arm to the direction of the follow through.
But since he never used the word Chuck with me and he used many terms I can only assume this was something he said and the writer just wrote it down without asking for an explanation which means I can’t give you an exact explanation of the phrase “Chucking the Elbow” but it’s only one phrase. I’ve found some discrepancies and contradictions in the book but there’s no reason to bring them out as with the book, the DVD, this forum and my YouTube videos one should be able to get a good grasp on this swing.