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Cast your leg
in place at the top
One simple way to get more control over your swing path is to keep your back knee in place during your backswing. Your knees should be bent in an athletic position at address. At the
Point the crease at impact
for maximum speed
The way to release the club for maximum distance is to use the crease between your thumb and the side of your palm on your right hand as an indicator during your swing. At impact, you want that crease pointing right down at the ball. Your hands will be slightly ahead of the ball at impact when this happens. If you restrict the club from releasing, the crease will point behind the ball. If you flip your hands, it will point in front of the ball before the club reaches impact.
Swing from a
How you finish your swing is a good barometer of what's happening when the club is actually moving. I want you to be able to swing to a full finish and hold that position until the shot lands. If you can't do that without tipping over or shuffling your feet, you're out of balance or shifting your body incorrectly. You'll be amazed how much your tempo and transition improve when you start focusing on the finish this way.
(Photo: Dom Furore)