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Connection for Correction
by Gregory Fields, PGA
Senior Teaching Professional
Kapalua Golf Academy

Why stay connected? What does it mean to stay connected? How can I stay connected in my full swing? Staying connected is the key to more consistent shots that fly straighter and further!

Try this simple drill. At set up, feel and notice the inside of your left bicep touching the side of your left pectoral muscle. You are now connected. Take several half swings and keep the connection. Begin hitting balls placed on a short tee and I think you'll begin to be amazed at the distance your shots will fly. To really feel this connection, tuck a small golf towel under each armpit and hit 10-15 shots making only a half swing. Don't let the towels fall out! Many golfers swing the club out and away from their bodies with their hands and arms thus producing a weak arm swing motion. This big high swing may feel powerful and "look" like the guys on TV, but it is all about lack of power and inconsistency. Slowly begin to let your backswing and downswing get bigger and enjoy this simpler more efficient swing!

Remember, if you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting.

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