Golf tip of the week: Coil the shoulders for more power

PHOTO PROVIDED Coil the shoulders on a more level or upward plane to induce a good weight transfer.

The left shoulder blade must take the club back if a golfer wants to energize his or her swing fully. The right shoulder for the left-handed golfer.

The further the front shoulder coils on the backswing, the further the ball will travel. The shoulder blade coils the back muscles similar to a spring.

The club and hands should never move independently of the shoulder. The left shoulder — or right shoulder for the lefty — initiates the takeaway. Your age, physical condition and suppleness will determine how far you can turn the shoulders.

The important thing is to coil the left shoulder opposite shoulder if you are lefthanded as far as it will go to create the maximum distance.

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

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport.