The clubhead should remain in front of the chest on the takeaway.
Initiating the takeaway with the shoulders, chest and arms will create a solid, accurate shot. The club should remain in the center of the chest on the backswing until waist-high.
If the hands are too active on the way back, the club head will get ahead of the upper body and not return to the ball square, causing woods to slice and irons to shank.
Maintaining the triangle formed by the arms and shoulders throughout the swing will improve distance and accuracy with every club in the bag.
The putting stroke is an abbreviated swing and must be executed with the shoulders, also.
Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.
Rick Musselman, a golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.
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