The Instant Power Move

The Magic Move: How you can do it
Learning the Magic Move may sound intimidating, but A.J. Bonar says it's simpler than you think. He breaks it down into three easy pieces...

1. THE ADDRESS AND BACKSWING

Take your normal grip and open the clubface by about 10 degrees at address. (That figure's not set in stone-feel free to experiment.) Take the club back and keep your right palm generally facing the target throughout the backswing. This keeps the face open, so you can close it, and kill it, coming down.

2. HIT DOWN ON THE BALL

This is key in the downswing. Never try to scoop it. Instead, deliver a descending blow on the ball, letting the club's loft do the work. Don't worry about being too steep-just try to hit the equator of the ball on the way down. Visualize a long nail running gently downhill and through the ball, and hammer that nail into the ground with the clubface. One exception is your driver-you want to drive that nail on a track parellel to the ground, right at the target.

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