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Swing Sequence: Geoff Ogilvy

August 2009
Swing Sequence: Geoff Ogilvy
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SHELVING THE 2-IRON

AGE: 32 | HEIGHT: 6-feet-2 | DRIVER: Cobra S9-1 Pro D, 9.5° | BALL: Titleist Pro V1 | AVG. DRIVING DISTANCE (RANK): 293.3 yards (36th) | BIRDIES PER ROUND (RANK): 4.40 (4th)

The driver is becoming my favorite club. It used to be the 2-iron because I hit it 240 yards and I knew I could find the fairway with it. I couldn't always say that about my driver. Not that long ago, I was a poor driver of the ball. I hit it long enough, but it went all over the place. But now I drive the ball pretty well, even though I don't hit it as far as some. I don't have that crazy, wild drive anymore. The bad ones are just sneaking into the rough, which I can play from. Dale Lynch has been my coach since I was a teenager, and we've worked hard on getting rid of a high cut shot that spins too much and doesn't go anywhere. Now I play a draw off the tee. In the last two or three years, when I've been playing well, it's because of my driving.
-- Geoff Ogilvy

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