Analysis by Top 100 Teacher Anne Cain
Anne Cain Golf Academy, Amelia Island, Fla.
Michelle Wie's record in her first few events as a fully exempt LPGA player may not have justified the hype, but her beautiful swing sure does. She and coach David Leadbetter have worked hard to tighten up the extra motion and loose parts to her swing, and her ballstriking is much improved from three years ago.
For such a tall player, Michelle exhibits great balance and control, considering she can drive the ball 280 yards. She generates power through her pivot and body turn, and she delivers the club perfectly on plane. Amateurs should try to copy her positions and eliminate the tendency to overswing and lose control of the golf club. Remember: It's the quality of the strike that equates to power and accuracy, not the quantity size or length of the strike.