July 4, 2007

Killer Stats: How the best can get better

Sean O'Hair: 185th in Greens Hit From Less Than 75 Yards

Photo: Darren Carroll

Photo: Darren Carroll

HITTING THE GREEN 67.3 PERCENT OF THE TIME. Sean is the newest of the long, lazy swingers, like Ernie and Vijay. They create so much wrist hinge that the only way they can hit shots from short range is to decelerate. Sean needs to reduce wrist hinge on these shots and be aggressive through the ball.

Limit wrist hinge Point-the-Finger Drill: Davis Love Jr. gave this lesson to Davis III. Hit pitches with your right forefinger extended down the grip. Swing so your finger points straight back and then to the target, acting as a brace to keep you from over-hinging your wrists.