Jessica Korda’s 4 Great Ball Striking Tips for Ladies Power!
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Jessica Korda hits the ball over 270 yards off the tee, ranking her 12th in driving distance on the LPGA Tour. Her picture-perfect swing has earned her 4 victories since turning pro in 2011. Originally from the Czech Republic, she now calls the USA home. She is the daughter of former world #2 and Grand Slam winner Petr Korda, who won the 1998 Australian Open. She currently lives in Bradenton, FL.
Don’t make special allowances or tense up just because you’re hitting driver. Your feet should be slightly more than shoulder-width apart, to maximize your range of motion and help you get through the ball more easily.
Swinging back, keep the weight on the balls of your feet at all times. Feel the stretching of your core muscles in your torso. I call it “the wind,” which is like loading a giant spring as you go to the top (pictured). I make my backswing to a slow count of “1.”
DRILL: LIGHT IS RIGHT
Stay loose by swinging back with three fingers of your right hand (below). The club should feel almost weightless at the top.
If it feels heavy, keep trying until you get the balance figured out.