|HITTING IT LONGER AND STRAIGHTER|
by: Darrell Klassen
One of the most common mistakes I see is golfers' trying to get more power by using their arms and shoulders. While this sure FEELS more powerful, the results speak for themselves - less club head speed and less distance, hooking and slicing. The number-one way to gain club head speed (and thus longer drives) is to
learn how to properly "release" the club naturally.
Another distance tip is to generate power from the "coil" in your right leg and hip. As you rotate your shoulders to accomplish your backswing, you should NOT be rotating your hips back. Instead, allow yourself to feel as if your right leg were a spring being wound. You'll feel it in your right hip
and the inside of your right foot. Allow gravity to drop your hands toward your right hip and then release that wound coil in your right leg and hip. Do not pull the club across your body with your arms, but instead keep your club off your right hip as you uncoil your spring. If you're allowing the club to accelerate
through the ball with no interference or manipulation from your arms or wrists, the clubface will square up naturally and you'll be crushing drives straighter and further than you ever dreamed possible. I can guarantee that when you start hitting 250-300 yards down the middle of the
fairway every time off the tee, your golfing friends will be taking you a bit more seriously. This isn't hard. As my motto goes, "golf is an easy game". Good luck!