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January Tip
    By Bobby Hinds,

    You can’t fire a gun unless you pull the trigger, right? A similar concept
    also applies to the golf swing, which also usually requires a “trigger move”
    to get the body moving. Now, not everyone has a trigger, some manage to
    swing well from a static position to a dynamic position. But for the rest of
    us who often find confusion when it comes to where to start the golf swing,
    a trigger move can help you start swinging in a fluid and consistent

    For an example of golfers with trigger moves, consider the great Jack
    Nicklaus. Nicklaus initiated (and still does) his backswing by turning his
    head slightly to the right. While this may not be the best move for most
    amateurs, other greats, such as Gary Player and Vijay Singh, utilize the
    knee as an effective trigger move to initiate the proper weight shift toward
    the back foot.

    Let’s look at how it works and how it can help you. First, from the address
    position, kick the right knee in toward the ball and hold it. You should feel
    your weight has shifted to the right! Now, start over and repeat the knee
    kick only for a second, then begin your backswing. This trigger move
    allows you to begin your golf swing from a dynamic (moving) position, as
    opposed to a static (still) position, which helps maintain a smooth and
    steady swing.

    The knee trigger is just one of many moves that can help ease tension and
    get the swing underway. Experiment on the range and find your own
    trigger. You’ll soon see that a little movement goes a long way toward
    producing better results
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