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Top 10 Golf Swing Tips


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Power Drive
Golfer Edoardo Molinari grins after his last drive at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Golfer Edoardo Molinari grins after his last drive at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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Many golfers live for those glorious moments they get to really smash a ball off the tee. There is a particular pleasing ping-flavored popping sound a ball makes when it contacts squarely with a masterfully swung driver. You can almost feel the humming in your teeth.

Unfortunately, for most players, these sorts of magnificent, powerful drives arrive at random. In order to cultivate a more consistent, power drive, PGA teaching professional Chris Czaja advocates practicing a simple drill that targets the backswing. Czaja says many players swing the club back behind the body rather than swinging the club up over the shoulder. To correct this tendency, place your leading arm (left for right-handers) behind the elbow of your trailing arm (right for left-handers) and swing your club back until the arm pivots at a 90-degree angle. At that point, pause and add the leading arm before following through with the swing. If done correctly, you should begin to add distance to your drive.