Thursday, February 22, 2007

What it is An excessive upper-body weight shift

You know you're doing it when...

How to fix it

As you address the ball, draw your belly button in toward your spine to contract your abdominal muscles. Keep your abs tight as you rotate your chest and shoulders to the top. If you have weak abs, you probably tend to lift out of your posture, and that causes your sway. Taut abs will hold your posture, so you can turn more efficiently around your spine for a tight coil.

Bonus Tip

As you set up, make sure your right shoulder is lower than your left and your upper body is tilted behind the ball.

Darrel Kestner is head professional at Depdale Golf Club in Manhasset, N.Y.

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