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BY BUTCH HARMON, GOLF DIGEST TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

If you're looking for distance, commit this tip to memory: Your weight should move in the direction the club is swinging. Too many amateurs are guilty of a reverse pivot, where the weight stays on the front foot during the backswing and often falls to the back foot on the downswing. That's about the weakest move you can make.

Here's how to practice the proper weight shift going back. Set up with your driver, but take a narrow stance, about 12 inches wide. Then make a slow-motion swing, stepping out with your right foot as you start the club away. This side step will get your weight shifting to the right. With your weight in your right instep, you're in position to drive your body toward the target as you swing down—with power.

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