SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Golf Digest - By Curt Samp­son

Au­to­graphs are worth bil­lions of dol­lars.

Be­fore you tee off, there are some things you can do to give your­self a power boost. First, make sure your stance is wide enough that you can swing with­out los­ing your balance. That’s prob­a­bly go­ing to mean stand­ing with your feet fur­ther apart than shoul­der width.You also should feel “ath­letic.” Pay at­ten­tion to where the weight is in your feet and how much tension you feel in your hands, arms and body. You want to feel like you’re ready to hit it hard, but not so tense that you can’t make a fluid swing. Also note the an­gle of my shoul­ders, and then flip back to the pre­vi­ous two pages and look at them in the down­swing and through-swing. In all three pho­tos, the an­gle is very sim­i­lar, right? To launch the ball high and far, the left shoul­der starts in a higher po­si­tion than the right, and the goal is to re-cre­ate that an­gle at im­pact. Make prac­tice swings try­ing to copy that shoul­der an­gle as the club passes through the hit­ting area. pre­pare to launch

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