Todd Anderson is director of instruction at Sea Island GC in St. Simons Island, GA.
1. Position it:
2. Sweep it:
To avoid this mistake, sweep the clubhead along the ground to create extension in your backswing, until your natural hip and shoulder turn lifts it off the ground (instead of your arms). As you continue your backswing, concentrate on bringing your left arm over your right shoulder. This motion will help you swing the club around your body, rather than bringing it straight up and down. Once you do that, relax and...
3. Let the loft do it's job
continue to sweep the club along the ground