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Golf Talk Live - Carin Koch Transcript Segment 4

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PETER KESSLER
NOW HERE'S A QUESTION THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO YOU, CARIN, BY ONE OF OUR VIEWERS WHO SAYS THAT YOU HIT TWO THIRDS OF THE GREENS IN REGULATION ON THE LPGA TOUR LAST YEAR. COULD YOU SHARE YOUR IRON PLAY KEYS WITH US? STEPHANIE CHAMBERS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. SO WOULD THE REST OF US.

CARIN KOCH
OKAY. I ACTUALLY CARRY 5 WOODS IN MY BAG SO I GUESS, I THINK, A LOT OF THOSE TIMES I HIT THE GREENS I HIT MY 11 OR MY 9 WOOD AND THAT WOULD DEFINITELY BE ONE OF MY SECRETS IS TO, EVEN FOR BIG STRONG GUYS, NOT TO BE SO TOUGH, BUT TRY TO, YOU KNOW, TRY THOSE 9 WOODS, BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF THEM ARE A LITTLE TOO MACHO TO EVEN DO IT.

PETER KESSLER
SO 6 IRON'S YOUR LONGEST IRON, OR 5 IRON?

CARIN KOCH
I HAVE A 5 IRON. YUP. I HAVE A 5 IRON. AND THEN I HAVE 11 WOOD, 9 WOOD, 5 WOOD, 3 WOOD AND, AND DRIVER.

PETER KESSLER
AND HOW FAR DO YOU HIT YOUR 5 IRON?

CARIN KOCH
I HIT MY 5 IRON ABOUT 155.

PETER KESSLER
AND IF, IF YOU HAVE AN ACCESSIBLE PIN AND A GOOD LIE IN THE FAIRWAY FROM 155

CARIN KOCH
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
WITH YOUR 5 IRON, WHAT DISTANCE FROM THE HOLE ARE YOU HAPPY WITH, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THAT, NOT AN UNDULATING GREEN, AND FAIRLY CALM CIRCUMSTANCES. WHAT'S THE GOAL?

CARIN KOCH
TO GET IT TO WHERE I CAN MAKE A PUTT AND MAKE BIRDIE.

PETER KESSLER
YOU CAN DO THAT FROM ANYWHERE.

CARIN KOCH
(LAUGHS)
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
SHARE WITH US WHAT YOU DO IN TERMS OF YOUR KEYS FOR GOOD IRON PLAY. IS SET UP, SWING THOUGHTS

CARIN KOCH
YUP, I, I TRY TO HAVE GOOD FUNDAMENTALS. TRY TO HAVE A GOOD... I TRY TO CHECK MY BALL POSITION OFTEN AND

PETER KESSLER
GO AHEAD AND, AND SHOW US WHERE THE BALL, WHERE DO YOU

CARIN KOCH
OKAY

PETER KESSLER
LIKE TO KEEP IT?

CARIN KOCH
WELL THIS IS AN 8 IRON. I WOULD KEEP IT A LITTLE BIT IN FRONT OF THE MIDDLE. RIGHT HERE. IT'S EASY TO GET IT A LITTLE TOO FAR BACK, AND NOT, AND THAT PROHIBITS YOU TO SWING THROUGH IT. IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE IT A LITTLE MORE IN FRONT SO YOU CAN SWING THROUGH IT OKAY, AND THEN, I THINK THE MAIN THING IS TO REALLY MAKE SURE YOU HIT DOWN ON THE BALL, AND HIT THE BALL FIRST AND THEN THE GROUND, AND NOT TRY SO MUCH, I SEE SO MANY AMATEURS TRYING TO LIFT THE BALL UP AND KIND OF FINISH ON THE RIGHT SIDE, AND THAT, SAME FOR ME, I NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON SWINGING THROUGH IT AND GET TO A GOOD POSITION AT THE END OF THE SWING.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF YOUR POWER DO YOU FEEL LIKE ON A TYPICAL IRON SHOT IF YOU'RE GOING TO HIT AN 8 IRON LIKE THAT

CARIN KOCH
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE USING RELATIVE TO WHAT YOU HAVE AT YOUR DISPOSAL TO USE?

CARIN KOCH
UM... IT DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION, I GUESS, BUT AGAIN, BUT, I PROBABLY, MOST OF THE TIME, TAKE A PRETTY FULL SWING. I, I'M NOT ONE OF THE LONG HITTERS SO I DON'T HAVE ALL THAT MUCH TO, YOU KNOW I KIND OF HAVE TO USE ALL THAT I HAVE

PETER KESSLER
KEEP IT IN RESERVE.

CARIN KOCH
(LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
WHAT ABOUT POSTURE. WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR BEST GOLF SWING AND SOMETHING ISN'T BREAKING DOWN BECAUSE OF AN INCORRECT SET-UP?

CARIN KOCH
UM, FOR ME IT'S, I TEND TO GET TOO UPRIGHT, SO I REALLY NEED TO TRY AND BEND FROM THE HIPS AND GET A LITTLE MORE BENT, A LITTLE MORE DOWN LIKE THIS. MORE ANGLES. WHEN I GET TOO UPRIGHT, I SWING TOO MUCH AROUND MYSELF, SO I NEED TO GET GOOD ANGLES SO I CAN SWING MORE UP, AND GET, LIKE I SAID, GOOD ANGLES, AND, FROM THERE, GET MORE DIRECTLY DOWN ON THE BALL. I TEND TO, LIKE I SAID, BE, MAYBE A LITTLE UPRIGHT AND THEN SWING AROUND MYSELF AND GET INSIDE, AND FROM HERE I'M STUCK SO I HAVE TO KIND OF FLIP MY HANDS TO GET THE BALL TO GO STRAIGHT.

PETER KESSLER
WE SEE GOOD PLAYERS ALMOST ALWAYS WHEN THEY'RE HALF WAY BACK, YOU CAN TELL THAT THE PLAYER IS A GOOD PLAYER, THAT THE BUTT END OF THE CLUB IS POINTING SOMEWHERE ONTO THE TARGET LINE

CARIN KOCH
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
AND THAT THE BUTT OF THE CLUB IS DOWN AND THE TOE IS UP. WHAT DO YOU DO EARLY IN THE SWING WHEN YOU'RE WORKING ON THE SWING TO ENSURE THAT YOU'RE ON PATH AND YOU'RE ON PLANE. YOU KNOW, WE SEE KARRIE IN

CARIN KOCH
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
HER PRACTICE MOVE TAKE IT BACK TO HALF WAY TO REMIND HERSELF OF THAT MOVE.

CARIN KOCH
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOU DO IN PRACTICE OR OTHERWISE TO MAKE SURE YOU GOT IT RIGHT?

CARIN KOCH
I, I JUST TRY, I , I TRY NOT TO GET TOO MUCH INTO POSITIONS. TO ME, I'M A FEEL PLAYER. I TRY TO THINK OF THE BIG, BIG SCENE AND THE BIG MOVES. SO I JUST KIND OF, MY FEELING IS TO TAKE EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT I DON'T GO INSIDE TOO MUCH WHICH IS ALWAYS MY, MY PROBLEM, SO I JUST TRY REALLY TO FEEL LIKE I TAKE EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

PETER KESSLER
WHEN YOU SAY TOGETHER YOU MEAN, YOU MEAN YOUR, YOUR, THE TRIANGLE THAT YOU SET AT ADDRESS?

CARIN KOCH
YEAH AND BASICALLY THAT I'M TURNING AND NOT LIFTING. I DON'T WANT TO LIFT MY ARMS UP, I WANT TO TURN MY BODY AND GET MY ARMS UP THAT WAY.

PETER KESSLER
AND IT'S EASY OF COURSE TO JUST PICK UP YOUR ARMS AND THINK YOU'RE TURNING, ISN'T IT?

CARIN KOCH
VERY. VERY.

PETER KESSLER
TILL YOU SEE THE RESULT OF THE SHOT.

CARIN KOCH
(LAUGHS)
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
AND THEN WE SEE THAT FAMOUS TEMPER. WE'VE GOT DONALD FROM MICHIGAN WHO'S RIGHT IN THAT CAMERA WANTS TO ASK YOU A QUESTION, GO AHEAD DONALD.

DONALD FROM MICHIGAN
HI PETER. HI CARIN.

PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU SIR?

CARIN KOCH
HI

DONALD FROM MICHIGAN
UH JUST FINE. CARIN, I'D LIKE TO HAVE TWO QUESTIONS. I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU, YOU'RE PHENOMENAL OFF THE TEE IN ACCURACY, YOU'RE LEADING THIS YEAR AND YOU WERE LIKE LAST YEAR, 80%. I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU, AT THIS YEAR, ARE YOU DEVOTING YOUR GAME TO ANY ONE CERTAIN PART, LIKE IRON PLAY, PUTTING, POSITIONING OFF THE TEE AND ALSO WHAT COURSES ON THE TOUR FIT YOUR GAME WELL THAT YOU FEEL YOU CAN WIN ON RELATING TO OTHER COURSES?

CARIN KOCH
THAT WAS A FEW QUESTIONS.

PETER KESSLER
THAT WAS LIKE SEVEN.

CARIN KOCH
(LAUGHS)
I UM, I'LL TRY TO ANSWER THEM ALL. I'M ALWAYS TRYING TO GET MY SHORT GAME BETTER BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THAT'S GOING TO MAKE ME A BETTER PLAYER. SO I'M ALWAYS WORKING ON MY SHORT GAME.

ALWAYS WORKING ON MY IRON PLAY, AND LIKE YOU SAID, MY, MY STRONGEST PART OF MY GAME IS PROBABLY MY ACCURACY OFF THE TEE, SO I WOULD MAYBE LIKE TO GET, TRY TO GET A LITTLE LONGER OFF THE TEE, BUT I'D LIKE TO STAY ACCURATE AND, WHAT WERE THE OTHER QUESTIONS?

PETER KESSLER
COURSES.

CARIN KOCH
COURSES! I DEFINITELY LIKE THE TOUGH COURSES. I LIKE THE, I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL THEM KIND OF OLD STYLE COURSES WITH THE NARROW FAIRWAYS, LOTS OF TREES AND SMALL GREENS. I LIKE ANYTHING THAT REQUIRES ACCURACY.

PETER KESSLER
AND OF COURSE, VERY RECENTLY AT GRAND CYPRESS YOU HAD A CHANCE TO WIN, OF COURSE YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING WHEN SE RI PUCK OR SOMEBODY ELSE SHOOTS 64 IN THE LAST ROUND.

CARIN KOCH
WELL I COULD HAVE SHOT 64 TOO.

PETER KESSLER
YOU COULD HAVE?

CARIN KOCH
(LAUGHS)
I WISH I WOULD HAVE.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S RIGHT YOU WEREN'T

OKAY, BECAUSE WHAT DID YOU END UP SHOOTING LAST DAY, 68 OR 69. IT WASN'T LIKE YOU GAVE THE TOURNAMENT AWAY.

CARIN KOCH
NO

PETER KESSLER
BUT IF YOU'D MADE 5 OR 6 MORE PUTTS, RIGHT?

CARIN KOCH
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AND AS WE LEAVE YOU, HERE'S ONE OF THOSE GREAT SHOTS FROM GRAND CYPRESS EARLIER THIS YEAR, FROM YOUR LIFE VITAMINS LPGA CLASSIC. IT LOOKS LIKE THE PAR 5 15TH TO ME.

CARIN KOCH
MHMM. YUP.

PETER KESSLER
20:AND THAT'S A TOUGH LITTLE SHOT. THAT GREEN'S SMALLER THAN OUR STAGE IT SEEMS LIKE.

DOESN'T IT?

CARIN KOCH
IT'S VERY SMALL. YEAH, AND THERE'S A LOT OF TROUBLE IF YOU MISS IT.

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.
 
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