| Karrie Webb
The LPGA's Australian phenom
She starts with a relatively strong grip , which eliminates the need for excessive hand action to square the clubface at impact.
You've probably noticed Karrie's long, pronounced waggle before every swing. I love this because it rehearses a wide takeaway path for the clubhead. This is especially helpful for golfers prone to picking the club up abruptly with the hands on the backswing or taking the club too far inside during the takeaway. A waggle also reduces tension and increases the sense of rhythm necessary for consistency.
Karrie's backswing creates a tremendous windup. At the top, her entire upper body has pivoted behind the ball. She also has turned her shoulders more than 90 degrees, but has retained great leverage by keeping her hands high. This creates an opportunity to generate a lot of clubhead speed, which is why, at 5-foot-6, she averages 255 yards off the tee.
At impact, note how the shaft is still behind the left arm and her head has stayed well behind the ball. This combination creates a shallow blow into the back of the ball with her driver, creating optimum trajectory and maximum distance.
BORN: December 21, 1974
RESIDENCE: Ayr, Queensland, Australia
LPGA TOUR VICTORIES: 9
BIGGEST WINS: 1995 British Open, 1996 Titleholders, 1996 LPGA Tour Championship, 1998 Australian Ladies Masters
AMAZING STATS: First rookie on either PGA or LPGA Tour to win more than $1 million in 1996. Had 21 top-10 finishes in 25 starts last year.
SCORING AVERAGE: 70.53 (Ranked 3rd)
GREENS IN REGULATION: 73.4% (5th)
Article by MARTIN HALL
GOLF Magazine Master Teaching Professional
WITH LORIN ANDERSON - Martin Hall teaches for Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement and is Director of Instruction at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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