The start of the downswing is the key to accurate shot making, especially under pressure. The most common mistake golfers make is to fire the right hip and right knee too early, leaving the club out of position (NO). The bedrock of a proper downswing is providing a stable base by sliding the left knee above the toes of the left foot. This allows you to unwind the shoulders and feel as if you're throwing the clubhead through the ball (YES), chasing with the right hip. To improve your first move down, rest a club across your shoulders and cross your arms, holding it in place (THE DRILL). Make a normal shoulder turn. As you begin to uncoil, your weight shifts to the left, while your right side remains passive.