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Fri, Aug. 23

GOLF TIP: Staying connected

A common expression that you hear the tour professional use in describing a good golf swing is "staying connected".

What this expression is describing is how the arms and the body should work in unison. As most golfers swing, the arms move too fast and thus get ahead of the body motion. A good drill to practice is to swing the club in slow motion trying to keep the grip end of the club pointing toward the center of your chest. This is a slow drill in which you try to feel the club moving at the same speed as your upper body. Go back and forth trying to keep everything "connected".

Mack McCarley is the PGA Professional at the Antelope Hills Golf Courses and a member of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.

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