What can you learn from watching the Solheim Cup?
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One HUGE thing the average male golfer can learn from watching the LPGA stars play the game is how easy they swing and yet hit the ball a fair distance.
Certainly longer than the average male golfer. When you swing in rhythm, your body relaxes, and the muscles move faster. Your grip pressure lightens, you get more lag on the club, and usually, your balance will be better as well. Next time you have a chance to watch the LPGA, do it!
Check out the video blow posted by Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf.
Easy Does It is the name of the golf game I want you to try and play today…
‘The first time I grabbed a golf club, I knew that I’d do it for the rest of my life’
This week I want to look at the ladies game. Lydia Ko, the young phenomenon from New Zealand, has just won the fifth and final major of the ladies calendar, The Evian Championship. To add to this the Solheim Cup, the ladies equivalent of the Ryder Cup, starts this week so let’s strike while the iron is hot and talk ladies golf.
In my opinion there is a great deal that can be learned from watching the world’s greatest female golfers plying their trade.
There is a distinct difference between ladies and gents golf and this is always most evident when watching these athletes from the tee.
Players on the LPGA and LET rarely try to kill their drives, and they hit more fairways and greens.
Watch ladies golf and you will see relaxed fluid swings with great tempo. Now don’t get me wrong, watching Rory or Bubba bomb one over 400-yards is incredible however this is a different thing altogether.
Here you’re seeing an emphasis on hitting fairways rather than gaining distance.
For example the leading driving accuracy on the PGA Tour is 76.88% (Francesco Molinari) whilst on the LPGA it’s 89% (Mo Martin). The same trend holds true on the European counterparts.
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