Tom Lewis tips: Free your driving up

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Why keeping your head down won’t help matters..

Tom Lewis tips

A lot of coaches will tell their pupils to keep their head down to ensure a more consistent strike off the tee. But, in my opinion, that only gets the shoulders quite stuck and you then have to flip your hands. If your chin is down then it is hard to swing the club under your body. Tom Lewis

If you look at the likes of Dustin Johnson or David Duval, they have to clear their body (including their head) to help the club to catch up. If I have hit a couple of hooks during a round, then I will really concentrate on turning early so that my hands don’t have to get too involved.

To achieve this I ensure that my chin up at address, with the feeling that my arms are extending through impact and looking for the ball.

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