How He Hit ThatJune 1, 2015

How He Hit That: Steven Bowditch's power combination

Steven Bowditch has long been known as one of the pure power ball-strikers, coming out of Australia around the same time as Adam Scott. But some health problems slowed his ascent to the top tier of the game.

After collecting his second title in 14 months, at the Byron Nelson, he's validated all the early promise.

At the Nelson, Bowditch ripped his simple rotary swing around TPC Four Seasons on his way to a final round 64 and a four-shot win over Jimmy Walker, Charley Hoffman and Scott Pinckney.

The key to Bowditch's action is matching his grip to his body motion says top Louisiana teacher Shaun Webb, who is based at the David Toms 265 Academy in Shreveport. "He has a strong grip, but it goes with how he really rotates his body though instead of sliding toward the target, says Webb. "It's definitely a great combination for power."

To dial your slice back into a power fade, make sure you're using a grip that is set strong enough. "I like for at least two knuckles on the left hand to be showing when you look down," says Webb. "It will really help you square the face through impact."

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