As golf pro Bill McKinney explains in the video you should try to keep your elbows straight while you take the club back. This loads your golf swing with tons of power. Be sure to fold your arms (bend your elbows) late in the backswing.
When you start your down swing focus on getting that right elbow (left elbow for you lefties) tucked into your belly button. This keeps your hands out in front of the club head, a very powerful position.
As you saw in the video the trick is to tuck that right elbow into your belly button during the release point of your golf swing.
You also want to think about your body position during the golf swing. As explained in the video you want your body to be in a hit the ball high position (torso tilted back), while keeping your hands, and the golf club, in a hit the ball low attitude (keeping your hands out in front lowers the loft of the club).
This will give your drives the proper launch angle with low spin. If you do all this you will hit longer drives.
The real secret behind tucking the elbow on your tee shots is that it forces you to keep your hands in front of the club head. By keeping your hands out in front you will prevent yourself from releasing your hands too early and leaking power out of your swing. If you want to hit longer drives you have to save up all your power until you make contact with the ball.
Go out to the range and hit a few golf balls using this trick. I know you will start hitting longer drives if you use this technique.
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