Move Your Left Shoulder, Add Yards
Bonus: It will keep your slice in check, too
By Robert Baker
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You need more distance but don't know how to get it
• The harder you swing, the more you slice or pop the ball up
• You can't keep your head back during your downswing
When you try to bust a big drive, you move your whole body toward the target on your downswing. This results in very poor contact and weaker hits than if you just tried to swing easy.
Start your power move with your left shoulder only, not your whole body.
HOW IT WORKS
At address, notice the distance between your left shoulder and your chin. As you swing to the top, also notice how that distance all but disappears as you turn your left shoulder away from the target. Big hits occur when you re-establish this gap on your downswing.