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Weekly Fix: Creating more distance and solid contact

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Hi, I’m Tim Cooke, and welcome back to Weekly Fix, as we take a closer look at your swings each week right here on GolfChannel.com.

This week, I’ve chosen Dakota’s swing to analyze. He’s a good young player and I really like some things about Dakota’s swing, most notably how he initiates his downswing.



But Dakota also has a couple of minor but common issues that I see among many players that keep him from maximizing distance and being as consistent as he would probably like to be in terms of his ball-striking.

We’ll look at how Dakota can fix those issues, and I think this video should prove to be a good reference point for any golfer who wants to add power and consistency to their game.


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To summarize, the tips I would suggest that everyone take away from this week’s analysis would include the following:

• You want to start your downswing with your lower body and feeling like you squat into your front leg and brace your front foot into the ground is a great way to create some positive energy.

• Be very conscious of your ball position when hitting a driver. Because you want to hit the ball slightly on the upswing with your driver, having the ball too far back in your stance can be a detriment.

• One of the easiest ways to achieve solid contact time and time again is to make sure that you maintain a constant spine tilt throughout your swing.

I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Weekly Fix. Keep sending those videos to us at WeeklyFix@GolfChannel.com and we’ll be back with a new edition next week here at GolfChannel.com.

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