build an arc

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

Iused to let my hands con­trol the ac­tion of the swing, es­pe­cially as I took the club back. Be­cause of that, I didn’t have very good co­or­di­na­tion be­tween my arms and the big mus­cles of my body. For a long time, I didn’t even want to swing the driver. That’s why my av­er­age driv­ing dis­tance was so low last year (247 yards). I was mostly us­ing my 3-wood. Now I feel like my chest con­trols the backswing. My arms stay closer to my body, and I wind up my up­per body against my lower body.This helps cre­ate a re­ally big swing arc go­ing back. When I re-trace that arc on the way down, I hit the ball re­ally far with­out swing­ing any harder.That’s why I can out­drive guys who are a lot big­ger. My swing is more ef­fi­cient. If you want to im­prove the qual­ity of your swings, think about cre­at­ing a big­ger arc go­ing back and then re­trac­ing that arc as you swing back down. As a side ben­e­fit, you’ll no­tice you’re pick­ing up dis­tance and im­prov­ing your con­sis­tency. It’s an eas­ier swing to re­peat, es­pe­cially when it comes to hit­ting it solid.

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