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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Swing Relaxed Like Lydia Ko

This is a slo-mo video of Lydia Ko from back in April 2013, so it's over a year-and-a-half old. But it might be very informative for those of you who are struggling with getting a full shoulder turn.

I'm not going to do a lot of analysis on this today. I just want you to notice that, despite what you may hear many teachers say, Lydia doesn't try to keep her lower body locked in place with both feet flat on the ground. Just watch how quickly her hips and legs start moving when she starts her backswing. Look at how quickly her lead knee starts to bend and move behind the ball.

You don't have to immobilize your lower body to hit the ball accurately or fairly long. Lydia is only 5'5" tall but she averages 250 yards off the tee and hits 79% of her fairways. (Many of you men reading this can't do that!)

Take a tip from Lydia. You'll swing better if you stay relaxed when you swing.

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