Turning a bizarre swing glitch into motivation
Kevin Na might be most remembered as the tour pro who couldn't hit the ball. Witness several "whiffs" on tee shots a few years back, when he would get stuck on the downswing and pull up just before impact, purposely missing the ball. TV commentators called it the driver yips.
"I just wasn't confident in my swing mechanics," says the 32-year-old native of South Korea. Na knew something had to change, so he returned to teacher Don Brown of Wilmington, Calif., whom he started with at 15. Student and teacher went to work, and three years later, the results are impressive.Pro-File: Kevin Na | Age: 32 / 5-11 / 167 pounds Las Vegas | Driver: Titleist 915D3 9.5 degrees | Ball: Titleist Pro V1x