Your posture is very important with tee shots,” says Martin Laird, winner of the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational. “You want that athletic stance—feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. it’s not quite as low, but it’s kind of like defense in basketball.”
Five-time PGA Tour winner and Cobra Puma Golf athlete Jesper Parnevik’s advice: “[Amateurs] try and aim straight down the fairway and end up slicing one way or another,” he says. “Pros curve their shot, they adjust. if you’re hitting left to right, adjust your shot so you’re hitting down the middle.”
For the shot itself, focus on coiling up and releasing like a spring. “The power in golf comes from your legs and lower half, not from your arms,” Laird says. “All of the torque comes from having an athletic lower half, and coiling against that.”
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