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Golf Tips: Drive The Ball Straighter

In order to score well you need to drive fairly straight.  My main focus for straighter drives is to have the lower body lead through the swing.  

Many great players have emphasized the importance of starting the downswing with a lateral weight shift of the lower body rather than leading with the upper body.  Using the big muscles to initiate the sequence of action, creating power.

If I start the downswing with the smaller muscles of my hands and arms as in picture #1, I lose distance and accuracy. 

When I start the downswing by moving my hips and thighs laterally towards the target, as in picture #2, I drive the ball longer and straighter.

The next time you go to the practice tee to work with your driver, focus on starting the swing this way.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the results.

 

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