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Golf tip of the week: A simple solution for driver problems

PHOTO PROVIDED Use an ordinary household broom to get a feel for a smooth and more powerful swing.

The driver is one club that requires a smooth, powerful swishing motion. The key to more distance and straighter drives is to swing the driver with a relaxed swishing motion; the later the swishing sound, the better.

The club should speed up gradually with the maximum velocity starting at the ball and beyond. Swing an ordinary household broom to increase power and smoothness. Take practice swings and try to swing through the impact zone allowing the broom to make a late and distinctive swishing sound.

Try relaxing the arms and hands if you have problems accomplishing the swishing sound.

Make sure to use the chest to swing the club allowing the arms to feel like rubber.

Most golfers would hit a more significant percentage of drives if they duplicated their practice swing when teeing off.

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

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

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