Clear your hips

Peter Sampson

Q: I'm now approaching seventy years of age. I find it harder and harder to clear my hips. To help this I try to square up my shoulders when I set up, but I set up with a slightly open stance. As long as I concentrate on swinging down my target line (not letting my shoulders open) I still hit my old draw. Before I did this it seemed I was getting handsy, trying to get the clubhead square. Am I unto something or have I created temporarily offsetting wrongs?

A: Peter, What you are doing is just fine and an excellent adjustment to allow you to still hit from the inside and square up the club head at impact. Keep it up and my best wishes to you.