Golf tip of the week! THE term clearing the left side is a mantra many pros live by, but many amateurs struggle to do this or even understand what it means. Clearing the left side means that you start the downswing by turning your hips back to the targe

Golf tip of the week!THE term clearing the left side is a mantra many pros live by, but many amateurs struggle to do this or even understand what it means. Clearing the left side means that you start the downswing by turning your hips back to the target. This aids distance and accuracy. A good drill to get you doing this is to make your practice swings holding the club in your left hand only. To bring the club down from the top of your backswing you have to use your hips much more and this will get you clearing the left side earlier.Happy golfing.Mike WilsonProfessionalRoyal North Devon Golf Club(01237) 477598www.northdevon.gov.uk