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Jessica Korda’s 4 Great Ball Striking Tips for Ladies Power!

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.

With Guy Yocom of Golf Digest and photography by , Jessica gives her 4 tips in great ball striking!

If you start talking swing positions to me, I’m probably going to zone out because that’s not how I play golf.

I respect the technical approach to driving the ball a long way, but my swing is about flexibility and rhythm—and letting good things happen from there. This simpler mindset is working for me. At my win in Malaysia last fall, I reached every par 5 in two (if you count landing in a few greenside bunkers as “reaching”), and I hit a ton of wedges into the par 4s.
 
Over the weekend, I deliberately avoided getting mechanical because I knew that would get me uptight and worsen my swing. I relied on a handful of non-technical swing keys. It’s like placing a plane on auto-pilot: You still have to push a few buttons, but then you can sit back and enjoy the flight. Even if you’re a feel player, it pays to know how your swing works. That way, you can bomb your driver knowing you’re going to keep it in play. Here are a few tips. —With Guy Yocom

Jessica Korda's 4 Great Ball Striking Tips for Ladies Power!

FEEL LIKE YOU’RE LOADING A SPRING

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.”

Jessica Korda's 4 Great Ball Striking Tips for Ladies Power!

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.

 

To see the rest of Jessica Korda’s Ball Striking Tips, go here!

Source: Guy Yocom  Golf Digest  

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