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By Michael Breed
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If you're struggling with the driver, focus on making more body turn during the backswing. Why? Because the stress you’re feeling is probably causing you to make a shorter, tighter swing. Adding more turn will put you back to where you normally are, which can reverse the issues you’re having.
A good swing thought for more rotation is this: Feel like you’re turning into the heel of your trail foot while lightening the pressure on your lead foot. Make sure you don’t just slide your hips back; it has to be a weight shift caused by the rotation of your upper body and pelvis (above).
To promote this, another good feel is the lead hip turning farther back. This fuller backswing motion will help you regain your natural tempo and minimize the need to save shots with hand action on the downswing.
More turn means more consistency—and finding your mojo again off the tee.