Golf tip of the week: Ease up on the throttle and play better golf | News, Sports, Jobs

Utilize a smooth transition when starting the downswing, as you would throwing a basket with the arms and shoulders.

Ease up on the throttle by hitting one more club than you think you need. If you feel you need a seven iron, go to a six iron.
Utilizing one more club will create a smoother transition when starting the downswing. Balance is essential. Good balance creates power and accuracy. Most golfers swing too quickly on the down-swing, causing the body to be out of position at impact.
A good exercise is to practice throwing an object such as a ball or basket. Try maintaining the connection between the upper torso and arms when tossing an object, not thrusting the hands.
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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