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April 13, 2009
April 13, 2009

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April 13, 2009

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
2009 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
BASEBALL
HOCKEY
PRO BASKETBALL
EVERT AND NORMAN
  • At 54, Chris Evert and Greg Norman make each other feel like high school sweethearts, but can wedded bliss rejuvenate him enough to conquer Augusta National, the course that has haunted him?

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WHO
Brittany Lincicome

This is an article from the April 13, 2009 issue

WHAT
210-yard hybrid to four feet for eagle

WHERE
531-yard, par-5 18th hole at Mission Hills

WHEN
Final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship

WHY
Like Lincicome, many players thrive with home-cooked swings because they know the perfect swing is not one that looks good but one that works. Lincicome, whose Furyk-esque action loops out going back, then reroutes to the inside, plays with confidence because she knows only one swing. But players with unorthodox actions who try to concoct a perfect swing often falter under the gun because they aren't sure whether their old or new swing will appear.

STEVE'S TIP
Go Back at 6 and Come Down at 7

Most people mistakenly believe that for solid impact your club face must contact the center of the ball. In fact, the club face should hit the inner half of the ball. To practice, hit half-shots with an iron while imagining you're standing over a clock. In the takeaway (YELLOW) the club goes back toward six o'clock. As you come down into impact (BLUE), the club should be over seven o'clock.

Bosdosh teaches at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.

... AND ANOTHER THING

"Sergio García's crushing losses at the 2007 British and '08 PGA planted doubts that might prevent him from ever winning a major."

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

Is Phil Mickelson overcoached?

Yes 61%
No 39%

"Yes: overcaddied, overcoached and way over short-game coached. It takes a conference to hit a shot."
--T.J. TOMASI, NANTUCKET GOLF CLUB

PHOTOCOURTESY OF CBS (LINCICOME)TWO PHOTOSCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (BOSDOSH)PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (CLOCK)PHOTOFRED VUICH (MICKELSON AND HARMON)