10 Things Men Can Learn From The LPGA

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10 Things Men Can Learn From The LPGA

April 21, 2015

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Hit it Straight.

You don't have to work the ball both ways to be great. Annika Sorenstam won 10 majors with a straight trajectory, smart course management and average putting. The most accurate LPGA Tour player this season, Mo Martin, is hitting 92 percent of her fairways. The best man, Francesco Molinari, is at 76 percent.

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Hit Up.

The average angle of attack for an LPGA player with the driver is around plus-2 or plus-3 degrees, whereas PGA Tour players tend to present the clubhead level or even at minus-1 degree. Because slower swings are less prone to wild misses, "women can hit way up on the ball more like long drive guys," says Dave Phillips of the Titleist Performance Institute.

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Make Friends.

The sorority of the LPGA Tour is closer than the fraternity of the PGA Tour.

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Tee it Forward.

LPGA setups typically range from 6,300 to 6,700 yards, or about the same as the white tees. Try shooting in the 60s regularly instead of insisting on playing the tips.

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Shave Your Pits.

In a My Shot interview, Doug Sanders told Golf Digest's Guy Yocom he shaved under his arms in hot and humid weather. "You feel classy and clean," Sanders said. Just like an LPGA player.

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Focus on Legs.

"Women have the great ability to create torque because they can turn better than men, and that's why you see a lot of long swings on the LPGA Tour," Dave Phillips says. "If a woman can get a really strong lower body, she can develop speed just as quick as a man."

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Be Nice to Strangers.

When it comes to giving extra effort to make sure pro-am partners have a good time, LPGA players get it.

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Swing Within Yourself.

"I basically live standing on a Bosu ball," Lexi Thompson says. "Exercises like this help build the strength so you can swing within yourself. A lot of amateurs over-swing because they're not strong enough to stay in control."

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Get more Headcovers.

The average male swings the club as fast as the average LPGA Tour player, or about 94 mph. One reason (of many) he'll get whipped is he insists on carrying long irons when he'd be better off with more fairway woods and hybrids.

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Think Positive.

"If you expect a bad lie even for one second, the golf gods will know it and give you a bad lie, because you deserve it for thinking that way," Michelle Wie says.

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