Do these 5 things to pitch the ball just like Nelly Korda
She’s only 21, but three-time LPGA Tour winner Nelly Korda has established herself as one of America’s superstars (both she and older sister Jessica went 3–0–1 in this year’s Solheim Cup), and proved it once again this weekend when she defended her title in Taiwan.
I worked with Jessica when she was a junior and for a stint after she turned pro, so I know the Korda family well. Nelly, to put it simply, is athletically blessed. Her parents, Regina and Petr, were both world-class tennis players; Petr reached the rank of world number two at one stage.
Sebastian Korda, the girls’ younger brother, was an amazing youth hockey player and now is a tennis pro like his mom and dad. Talk about your gene pool! Nelly was new to golf when I was coach- ing Jessica, and it’s been interesting to watch her grow. She’s a highly skilled short-game player, among other things. If you’re chunking what should be easy up-and-down opportunities, copy what you see here.
When it comes to finesse, the Kordas know best.