More keys for ex­tra power

Four ways to make smarter de­ci­sions on the tee box.

Golf World (UK) - - SWINGDRILLS -

GRIP KEEP YOUR GRIP PRES­SURE LIGHT

Noth­ing de­stroys power like a tight grip. If you hold the club too tightly, the ten­sion will spread through your hands, arms and into your shoul­ders. Re­lax your grip pres­sure and you’ll re­lease the club bet­ter... and hit it fur­ther.

AIM SET UP SQUARE TO YOUR TAR­GET

Poor align­ment re­duces the amount of power you can gen­er­ate. If your body is aimed too far left or right, you’ll of­ten swing too much across the line rather than down the line. Check your align­ment reg­u­larly with a cane or a club­shaft.

SHIFT HOW TO SE­QUENCE YOUR DOWN­SWING

Good weight shift and se­quenc­ing, where the lower body leads the up­per body in the down­swing, gets you swing­ing along a neu­tral path. Re­hearse the feel­ing of a solid im­pact and look to recre­ate it in your real swing.

WIDTH FIND YOUR PER­FECT STANCE WIDTH

A sim­ple way to find your per­fect stance width is to sim­ply walk at your nor­mal speed. The length of your nat­u­ral walk­ing stride rep­re­sents how far apart your feet should be at ad­dress.

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