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Quick Golf Tips - Stop Overturning For Straighter Drives


Everyone knows a big turn produces power. More power generally translates to better approach shots when team with good accuracy. But you must avoid overswinging when trying to generate more power. That spells trouble. Overturning pushes your head toward the target and out in front of the ball, causing you to miss-hit. So while you want to make the biggest turn possible, avoid overturning.

Here are five tips to help you stop overturning
* Start with your head behind the ball
* Let your shoulders lead your arms
* Finish your backswing when you stop turning
* Let your body unwind through impact
* End with your head behind the ball


You can stop yourself from overturning by keeping your arms in check. Start with your head behind the ball at address. As you swing back, allow your shoulders to lead your turn away from the target. When your shoulders have turned as far as they can, don't swing your arms any more.

The key is finishing your backswing as soon as your body stops turning. If your arms continue to swing back after the turn is complete, you will force your head out of position, creating a power leak.

But allowing your shoulders to control your arms keeps your head behind the ball, where it should be, and you'll be able to turn as far as your body allows. This enables your body to unwind at impact, allowing you to make the most of your backswing in the form of extra power.

If you've lost some flexibility over the years, you may not be able to turn as much you once could. To increase your flexibility, try this drill:

Stick a club behind your back parallel to the ground. Hold the club in place with your arms and turn your body as far as you can to the right. Turn back to center. Then turn your body as far as you can to the left. Then turn back to the center.

Do this drill religiously and you'll improve both your flexibility and your turn, increasing your power.


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