HOW TO GROOVE YOUR SWING

LEXI THOMP­SON, THE LPGA MA­JOR CHAM­PION, SHOWS YOU HOW TO SMASH IT

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents 12/ 14 - ByJimMcLean

Copy Lexi Thomp­son’s con­sis­tency keys.

I’VE WORKED WITH LEXI since she was in grade school. Now, at 19, she’s a ma­jor win­ner (after a three-shot vic­tory over Michelle Wie at the Kraft Nabisco in April). What are Lexi’s best moves? She’s swing­ing it great right now, es­pe­cially her po­si­tions at the top and through im­pact. Th­ese two spots should be the fo­cus of ev­ery golfer. You have to get your body wound and the club set so you can rely on your ath­leti­cism com­ing down. And when it comes to hit­ting the ball, you have to let it go – no steer­ing or flip­ping the club. Lexi does that great. She knows she’s got the club on track, so she can fo­cus on rip­ping it. You might not see a lot of your­self in th­ese pho­tos, but you can get closer. Here’s what you need to ac­com­plish at th­ese crit­i­cal spots.

PHO­TOS BY CHRIS STAN­FORD

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