Learn to utilize lower body by hitting from the rough

Without lower body, a golfer hits with the hands and upper torso. Most golfers do not understand how to apply the hips and legs when striking a golf ball.

A simple way to feel the proper use of the lower body is to practice swing or hit balls from grass that is six inches or higher.

Grip the club more firmly than normal and play the ball in the middle of the stance. It should feel as if the right hip is pulling the club through the hitting area. The deeper the rough the more aggressive the hip.

Hitting from the high grass requires the right hip for power. It is impossible to hit a ball from the deep rough without utilizing the lower body.

Apply that feeling to your regular golf swing and you will be amazed how your power and accuracy will improve.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, teaches and has a golf shop at the driving range he operates in Muncy.