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Golf tip of the week: The golf tip that applies to 100% of all golfers

PHOTO PROVIDED Even putting requires a tension-free motion.

I have written thousands of golf tips, but there is only one that applies to all golfers regardless of their handicap: relaxation and rotation.

Their golf game will improve immediately if a golfer relaxes their hands and arms while rotating their shoulders.

Muscle tension has destroyed more golf swings than all other swing faults combined. Golfers seem to ignore that a golf swing is nothing more than an athletic move as is baseball, tennis or any other sport involving propelling an object with an implement. It requires an athletic style stance, legs flexed, hands and arms relaxed, the same feeling a short stop would have when fielding a ground ball in baseball. Even a dart is thrown with a smooth and relaxed motion.

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

Rick Musselman, a golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.

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