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Does your golf game suffer from the chicken-wing? Does your
forward elbow fly away from your body on your follow-through?
The Bob Burns No Chicken Wing Torso Strap is designed to cure the sometimes maddening effects of a golfer’s flying elbows (a.k.a. chicken-wing), the No-Chicken-Wings Torso Strap feels snug when it is properly fit and used.
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Chicken Wing Torso Strap
Made in the USA from a high-tensile-strength elastic fabric, and available in six sizes (from XXXL to small),
it is intended for use on the practice range.
The No-Chicken-Wings Torso Strap fits around your
chest and around one or both biceps. By restricting the outward movement of your arms, the torso strap makes them work as a unit with your upper body and shoulders. It thus conditions you to take the club back inside your target-line, to make a full
shoulder-turn, to swing on-plane, to achieve a proper
release at impact, and to extend your swing rhythmically
to its completion.
Those who carry it in their golf bag also use it while practicing their chipping, pitching, bunker shots and putting. The No-Chicken-Wings torso strap is one of the most versatile, portable yet simplistic golf training aids available.
The Bob Burns Chicken Wing Torso Strap
Correcting the Flying Elbow (Back swing): Right Elbow (for a right-handed player)
Most professionals would agree that your first move back in the initial takeaway should be initiated with your shoulders, arms, and hands connected and in harmony with the upper body. The arms and chest form a triangle and in a one piece takeaway, the triangle will stay intact until the club shaft is parallel with the ground. Golfers get into some odd compensations because their concept of their backswing is all wrong. Most of these problems stem from the misconception that the club has to swing straight back along the target line. Golfers think in terms of straight lines going up and down, back and forth, rather than on an arc going around their body. As the golfer swings the club straight back and up their arms separate from their body, thus the all important linkage between the arms and chest becomes disconnected. The shoulders dip rather then turn during the backswing causing a severe flying elbow (chicken wing) and reverse pivot. When the flying elbow occurs an outside-to-in swing results which causes most golfers to push, fade, or slice. For the shoulders to turn 90 degrees on the correct plane the hips must turn at least 45 degrees. The golfer should have the feeling that the turn is more rotational and that the right hip turns rearward. At the top of the backswing the right elbow should fold and be pointing down, not tucked against the body. The right arm forms an L when it is in the correct position. The proper position of the right elbow at the top of the backswing is much like a waiter holding a tray of dishes. If the waiter’s elbow flew out, the dishes would fall. (Please note: That since the waiter is standing erect his elbow would be pointing straight down. Since the golfer is bending forward from the hips the right forearm is parallel to his spine positioning the elbow out slightly.) Using the Chicken Wing Torso Strap your shoulders, arms, and hands will work in unison to swing the club back on the proper plane.
Correcting the Chicken Wing on the Forward Swing: Left Elbow
Instinctively, most golfers tend to scoop or lift the ball at impact. This causes a breakdown or cupping at the back of the left wrist at impact that results in shots that are hit fat, thin, and to the right. The cupping of the left wrist opens the clubface and creates the nasty chicken wing and slice. After continually hitting to the right, most golfers will either aim left or swing their arms to the left across their body, thus creating a severe outside-in steep angle of approach. Unfortunately, such an effort to “correct” things only accentuates the original left-to-right spin on the ball. When a golfer initiates the downswing from the top instead of with the lower body, the left arm has to give and move out of position. If the path of the clubhead is from outside to inside the target line, the left arm will go through the impact area sideways, with the left elbow facing up after impact. As a result, the forearms do not rotate. They do not (and cannot) square the clubface correctly through impact. With the proper release, the left palm faces the sky after impact, and the left elbow faces downward. When the golfer does not release the swing properly, the left elbow faces the sky (chicken wing) while the left palm faces the ground and the right palm turns upward. The resulting shot can only go to the right, in the form of a push, fade, or slice. When the chicken wing strap is used correctly, the right elbow folds as the wrists cock in the back swing. During the downswing, the forearms rotate counter-clock-wise toward the target, while the left and right elbows fold in a natural sequence.
If a right-handed golfer looks in a mirror while making the swing when the left arm is parallel to the ground, or in a 9:00-position, the wrists will be cocked and the left arm and the shaft of the club will form a 90-degree angle. If on plane the butt of the shaft will be pointing along the ball flight line. The student will see the back of the left hand or the logo on his glove. If the wrists break in the back swing, then the centrifugal force of the swing will square the club counter-clock-wise through impact, and the golfer will see the back of his right hand at the 3:00 position, while the thumbs point up and the elbows point downward, as they would if you were shaking hands with someone. If your swing has continued on plane, the butt of the shaft will continue to point along the ball flight line. The Bob Burns chicken wing strap keeps the shoulders, arms, and hands connected to the body which encourages the proper on-plane, upper-body pivot and release through impact. The Torso Strap may also be used on the left or right arm individually depending on the training drill employed.