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10 Power Tips for Women

Looking to gain a few yards off the tee? Consider these helpful hints from some of our contributors.

May 2011
Patti McGowan

Hammer the ball

To get the feel for the proper wrist hinge, take hold of a hammer as if you were about to pound a nail. You'll see that you gain more power from making swift strikes with your wrist, hand and forearm than you do if you used your whole arm. The same is true in the golf swing.

--Patti McGowan, one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Women Teachers in America

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