Big Play with Patti McGowan

April 23, 2006

WHO: AaronBaddeley

WHAT: 220-yardsix-iron to 50 feet to set up the winning birdie

WHERE: 571-yardpar-5 15th hole at Harbour Town

WHEN: Final roundof the Verizon Heritage

WHY
The Tour needs personalities like Baddeley, who is winsome, chic andpassionate. He reminds me of a young Arnold Palmer. I know Baddeley loves tointeract with fans. I once saw him jump a fence into a backyard during a Tourevent and jokingly ask the proprietor if it would be possible to use thefacilities. Baddeley's also fearless, as he showed at 15, where his daringapproach sailed high over dense trees, a water hazard and sand, and onto thegreen.

PATTI'S TIP
To Hit It High, Reach For the Top of the V

Three keys tolong, high shots:

1) Position theball forward in your stance, off your left big toe.

2) At address,place a little extra weight over your left side and keep it there during theswing.

3) Take asteeper-than-normal backswing. To do that, imagine there's a tall, narrow Vbehind you (right), then swing your hands to the top of the V. If your hands goback rather than up, your swing is too shallow.

Patti McGowanteaches at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando.

... AND ANOTHERTHING

"MichelleWie's primary goal--playing on the PGA Tour--is realistic, and I think she'llhave a Tour card by the time she's 20."

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

Is Phil Mickelson's two-driver approach good foreveryone, not just pros?
Yes ...17%
No ...83%

" Hell no. Most people can't hit one driver, nevermind two. "

--GERALD MCCULLAGH

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

FIVE PHOTOSCOURTESY OF CBS (BADDELEY); ERICK W. RASCO (MCGOWAN, 2); JIM GUND (BACKGROUND); ROBERT BECK (MICKELSON); DAVID WALBERG PHOTODAVID WALBERG MODERN The hands stay in front of the chest and the arms move away from body. PHOTODAVID WALBERG (CHAMBLEE, 3);TRADITIONAL The left arm stays close to the chest while the club moves to the inside.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)