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3 The Address
4 First Step
Push the ball straight ahead and shuffle forward, at the same moment, onto your right foot. Always move forward in a perfectly straight line.
Note that my left hand is on the ball throughout the first step. This not only helps me to push away the ball, but it keeps the ball in its arc.
5 Second Step
The ball begins its backward arc at the start of the second step. Note that my "pendulum" arm remains bent. This assures controlled backswing.
Because of the way I bend my arm, many people think I push the ball. Actually, the arm swing is free, originating at the shoulder. Try it.
6 Third Step
As the second step ends—on the left foot—the left arm moves out for balance. Right arm continues backward swing in the same pendulum motion.
Until this point you merely have leaned forward. Now the body starts to bend and your speed accelerates slightly. The big moment is nearing.