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Swing Sequence: Alexis Thompson

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March 2011
Swing Sequence: Alexis Thompson

'I think my length comes from competing with my
brothers, and trying to hit it as long as they do.'


The first thing the uninitiated notices about Alexis Thompson, Lexi for short, is her engaging smile. But make no mistake, behind this phenom's pearly whites is a serious competitor who led the U.S. Curtis Cup team to victory in June, going 4-0-1 in the matches, then turned pro at 15--she'll be 16 on Feb. 10. In a sport with no sure things, she might be just that.

Age: 15 | Height: 5-foot-11
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
Driver: Cobra S2, 8.5 degrees, Fujikura ZCom shaft, stiff flex
Ball: Callaway i(z)
Status: Playing LPGA Tour on sponsor's exemptions, but could try to qualify on Mondays for additional tournaments.

Swing Sequence: Alexis Thompson
Alexis has good posture, relaxed and ready to move.

Swing analysis by Jim McLean, owner of Jim McLean Golf School, based at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami.
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