One of the most disliked “looks” for golfers is the post-impact “chicken wing” position. This position is not the problem, however, it is the result of ineffective rotation of the torso. If the upper body doesn’t rotate towards the target, the lead arm must flex at the elbow and the arms begin to separate. Unfortunately, one of the most prominent swing myths is a huge contributor.
That myth is the “keep your head down” fallacy. If you strive for this, your spine struggles to rotate, causing a stall in your body turn, and leading to the folding of both arms. Let your head go, turn your chest and straighten your arms post-impact. You’ll create a tour-like pattern, which establishes better face control and stronger ball flight.