Most golfers think to bomb it off the tee they have to swing faster, but speed at the expense of solid contact doesn't do any good. The first step to maximizing power is to strike the ball with the center of the clubface; that gives you an efficient transfer of energy at impact. Once you can do that, you can start working on adding speed.Skill level is a good starting point. The 100-shooter needs to focus mainly on hitting the ball solidly. The golfer trying to break 90 also has contact issues but can start to develop power. Better players already hit it flush, so they can work on synchronizing their body action. Whatever your level, get your power tips here.TODD ANDERSON, the 2010 PGA Teacher of the Year, is the director of instruction at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, Ga.