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Soren sets up with his head and hands behind the ball, his right shoulder well below his left. This promotes an upward strike with the driver. "Note the angle of the stripes on his shirt," says his teacher, Colin Smith. Also important: Soren is relaxed. "His hands and arms are soft, and his left arm is not extended."
Taking the club back, he exhibits an early wrist cock while his lower body remains stable. "This shows that you don't have to be like Rory McIlroy, rigid at address and going back," Smith says. "The average golfer, who can't practice a lot, should keep the hands and arms soft and supple to avoid a tense swing."
He creates a "double-lever action," by cocking his wrists and then folding the left arm, Smith says. Those are two power generators. And he does it without sliding or swaying. That helps ensure a center-face strike. "If you drew a line from the center of his chest to the ground, it's the same as it was at address," Smith says.