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Keep It LevelOne of the keys to a solid golf swing is a level turn of the shoulders and hips during the backswing. A solid rotation not only promotes consistent ballstriking, but lays the foundation for achieving maximum distance as well.
Lag For Power
The secret move for more powerCasting the club from the top of the swing (arms straightening prematurely) is one of the most common power leaks for the amateur player. This move results from a downswing that’s initiated by the muscles in the arms and upper body, and makes it almost impossible to store energy during the downswing.
Lead With The Left
Golfers who possess the ability to hammer 300-yard drives like clockwork often talk about the importance of “firing the right side” through impact. That’s all well and good, but it’s also somewhat misleading. The right side doesn’t serve as an initiator in the downswing; it’s a reactor. The right side of the body doesn’t “fire” as such; it responds to a proper sequence of motion initiated by the left side.
Lead With Your LeftWhen you want to get some extra distance out of your drives, it’s natural to think that your right or dominant hand (for right-handed golfers) should supply the power. In reality, however, maximum power is a result of a left-hand lead.
Lengthen The RightGolfers often talk about the importance of keeping a straight left arm during the backswing. Equally important, but seldom discussed, is the value of keeping the right arm straight during the first two feet of the takeaway. I see many amateurs bend their right elbow too much at address—which causes incorrect posture—and fold their right elbow too quickly as they take the club back. These right elbow flaws create a lifting action and produce a too-narrow swing arc, robbing players of their power potential.
Long Game: Ready To Rip
Swing faster in your next driveIf you asked me what I think is the best part about playing golf, I'm going to always say that it's having the ability to pound the golf ball as hard as you can.
Mind The Gap
How high should you tee it?if you really want to hit longer and straighter drives, you have to remember a couple key variables.
Miss The Box
Stop the pop-ups and you'll hit the ball higher and farther than beforeAngle of attack is the direction the clubhead travels into the back of the ball.
Over The Top
How to smother the slice for goodWith today’s enormous drivers, it has become easier to hit the ball a long way. But if you slice the ball, you’re probably not getting the type of distance you deserve, since sliced shots not only miss the fairway, but also rob you of powerful distance.