<strong>BAD</strong> (<i>left</i>) Too much shoulder turn forces the clubhead back on a shallow plane. <br /><br /> <strong>GOOD</strong> (<i>right</i>) Start the club back with your hands to keep it on plane.
Angus Murray
By Brad Brewer
Thursday, May 22, 2008

This story is for you if...

• You're dying for 10 extra yards off the tee
• You don't know how to gain clubhead speed
• You don't like "testing" new swings on the course

CHECK THIS!
Make a slow backswing with your driver. If the clubface points toward the ground when your hands reach hip height, you've narrowed your swing's arc by turning your shoulders too quickly.

FIX IT WITH THIS DRILL
Take your normal grip with your driver and then let go with the last three fingers on each hand, leaving only your thumbs and index fingers on the handle. Start your swing by pushing the left side of the grip back with your left thumb and index finger. Add just a touch of shoulder and hip turn. Feel how the clubhead extends naturally back along your target line with the toe of the club pointing up. This makes your swing arc as wide as it can be, giving you extra power without having to swing harder or faster.

HOW TO KNOW YOU HAVE IT RIGHT
Use the feel this drill gives you on some slow, full swings. Do it correctly and the clubface will point directly away from you when your hands reach hip height. When you hit balls, swing the club away first with your arms and hands, then begin coiling your shoulders and hips. You'll pick up yards with every club in your bag.

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