THOMAS PI­ETERS

FO­CUS ON A SMOOTH TRAN­SI­TION TO DE­LIVER THE POWER

Golf Australia - - TIP FROM THE TOUR -

Hand­i­cap golfers often have the worst tempo with the driver be­cause they’re so des­per­ate to swing the club hard and smash the ball a long way that they snatch at the changes of di­rec­tion as they start the take­away and in the tran­si­tion into the down­swing. This will rob you of speed and con­trol, but a smooth tempo will help you build max­i­mum speed and de­liver it how you want to. Move the club­head away slowly and make a smooth move to the top. Once there, feel like you pause for a sec­ond be­fore be­gin­ning your tran­si­tion. You won’t re­ally stop but it will help you set the club prop­erly be­fore smoothly ac­cel­er­at­ing into im­pact.

Con­nected right el­bow Keep­ing your right el­bow tucked in close to your side in your down­swing pre­vents the club from com­ing ‘over the top’ and helps you at­tack the ball from the in­side.

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