Give your drives a body blow

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I’ve played golf all my life relying on good hand action. It’s true that it has helped me become the longest driver on  the European Tour in four seasons. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to understand that relying on my hands to square the clubface and provide a powerful draw ball flight is not a consistent way to play.

I’ve been working hard on reducing my hand action and using a big body turn to hit the ball not only farther, but also straighter. It’s a good lesson for you, too. If you can focus your swing on body rotation, using your big muscles to create clubhead speed and square Ithe face, you’re going to drive the ball better than ever.

Here are some tips to help you launch it.