Tension is the number one killer of golf swings. Tightening the jaw before and/or during the swing spreads tension to the shoulders and other parts of the body. This sabotages both swing mechanics and tempo.
Explore relaxing the jaw before and during your swing. Place a thin potato chip between your front teeth and swing. See if you can hit a shot without biting the chip.
Now try it with your driver!
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf schools, and performance coaching for competitive players in Santa Cruz, CA and Reno, NV.