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"It sounds counterintuitive, but Randy needs to get closer to the ball so he can have more room to swing," said Smith, who is ranked 27th on Golf Digest's list of the 50 Best Teachers. "If he moves closer and gets his chest more upright, he'll be able to turn his upper body on the backswing and create more room for his arms. Right now, they're getting trapped up against his chest. A deeper chest turn will give those arms a way to swing free, and a lot more speed."
Last of yesterday's golf trip. @tom_freeman in slo-mo.
"Everything Tom is doing is pretty good, but he definitely needs some speed," says Smith, who was the National PGA Teacher of the Year in 2002. "He has some of the same issues as the first player, but gets into them in a different way. Tom's first move away from the ball is taking everything back straight toward his right thigh. He needs to get those hands out and away from his body, and create more space between his hands and his head at the top of his backswing. That will give him more time to generate more speed."
Smith's advice for the last reader, @andrew.crowe, doesn't have anything to do with his technique.
"Go get an agent," Smith says. "There's so much speed in this swing -- he's hitting a driver with as much lower body speed as can be, but is still under control. I don't think I'd change anything about it. Just go out there and play every day. Put that swing to work."
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