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Golf Talk Live - Charlotta Sorenstam Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER
WHEN I SAW YOU AT THE PRACTICE TEE AT GRAND CYPRESS IN JANUARY YOU FINALLY HAD TO KICK ME OFF THE PRACTICE TEE SO THAT YOU COULD WORK ON YOUR GOLF SWING. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL I'M LUCKY, I HAVE MY COACH HERE THIS WEEK AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON A LITTLE BIT ON MY GRIP. I HAVE A TENDENCY TO HOLD IT TOO MUCH WITH MY THUMB AND MY INDEX FINGER,

SO I'M HOLDING IT TOO HARD, SO I'M JUST USING MY ARMS AND MY SWING INSTEAD OF USING MY WRISTS AS WELL. KIND OF AN ARM SWING. SO I'VE BEEN TRYING TO LOOSEN UP MY GRIP THERE A LITTLE BIT AND TRY TO FOCUS ON HOLDING IT WITH THESE TWO FINGERS INSTEAD.

PETER KESSLER
AND WHAT ABOUT THE PRESSURE IN THE LEFT HAND. NO CHANGES THERE?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
NO CHANGES THERE.

PETER KESSLER
HOW, HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU PICK UP ON THAT?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL WE'VE BEEN WORKING ABOUT TEN YEARS TOGETHER

PETER KESSLER
OH, OKAY

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
AND WE FINALLY FIGURE ONE THING OUT HERE, SO

(PETER AND CHARLOTTA LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
NOW HOW DIFFICULT IS THAT FOR YOU TO ASSIMILATE INTO YOUR GOLF SWING WHEN IT REALLY MATTERS?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL, I'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR 3 DAYS NOW

PETER KESSLER
OH OKAY.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
20:YEAH

PETER KESSLER
SO WE DON'T KNOW YET

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WE DON'T KNOW YET, BUT I'M, I'M TRYING HARD TO GET THE FEEL BECAUSE I'M, IN MY BACK SWING I'M NOT SETTING MY CLUB THE WAY IT SHOULD BE, WITH MY WRISTS, BECAUSE I'M HOLDING IT TOO
HARD, SO I'M NOT LETTING GO KIND OF THING. SO, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING

PETER KESSLER
SO YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN THE SAME POSITION EACH TIME AS

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
I AM IN THE SAME BUT I'M NOT IN THE RIGHT POSITION WITH MY, MY HANDS THIS WAY. I'M MORE LIKE THAT.

PETER KESSLER
SO YOU WANT

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
SEE THE DIFFERENCE

PETER KESSLER
SO MORE OF A WRIST HINGE.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH, AND THE WAY I'M HOLDING IT RIGHT NOW IS MAKING ME DOING IT HARDER. I CAN'T LET GO, KIND OF THING, SO I'M HOLDING IT TOO HARD.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S A TOUGH TRANSITION TO MAKE, RIGHT?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YES IT IS

PETER KESSLER
I MEAN TO DO A SMALL MUSCLE CHANGE IS A LOT MORE DIFFICULT THAN A BIG MUSCLE CHANGE, ISN'T IT?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YES IT IS.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOU, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON IN THE FULL SWING MOTION ITSELF?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL, IF I'M LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET IT RIGHT HERE AND THAT'S ALL I NEED TO DO AND JUST TO THINK OF COMING SQUARE HERE, NOT TO COME BEHIND OR

ANYTHING, JUST TO, ALMOST LIKE SAY HELLO, TO SOMEBODY. SHAKE HANDS. THAT POSITION I TRY TO GET AT. I'M USUALLY A LITTLE BEHIND IT. HIT IT UNDER. I JUST WANT IT TO BE FACING, SAY HELLO.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT BALL FLIGHT IS THE BEST BALL FLIGHT FOR YOU?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
I LIKE TO HIT THEM STRAIGHT.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S A GOOD BALL FLIGHT

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YES IT IS.

PETER KESSLER
AND IF YOU HAVE A TENDENCY, WHAT IS IT?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
IT'S USUALLY LOW, RIGHT TO LEFT AND THAT'S USUALLY WHEN I HIT IT REALLY CLOSE. I TRY DRAWING THEM IN A LITTLE BIT.

PETER KESSLER
WOULD YOU MAKE, WOULD YOU MAKE ONE SWING FOR US. I, I KNOW HOW GOOD YOUR TEMPO IS. I DON'T CARE IF YOU HIT A BALL OR DON'T

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
OKAY

PETER KESSLER
HIT A BALL, BUT GO AHEAD AND MAKE ONE PASS FOR ME.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
ONE PASS

PETER KESSLER
WITH THE NEW GRIP CHANGE

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WITH MY NEW GRIP CHANGE.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE GREAT FLOW AND RHYTHM IN YOUR SWING? I MEAN CLEARLY, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GET TO THE TOP THERE'S, THERE'S THAT WONDERFUL MOMENT WHERE EVERYTHING STARTS DOWN QUITE

SLOWLY AND YOU ALLOW THE GOLF CLUB TO ACCELERATE. HOW DO YOU KEEP FROM RUSHING THE PROCEEDINGS DURING YOUR SWING? HOW DO YOU KEEP THAT GREAT RHYTHM?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
MMM, WELL I DON'T KNOW. IT JUST COMES. I GUESS THAT'S WHAT'S TALENT

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S THE GENES,

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
THAT'S THE TALENT, YEAH

PETER KESSLER
FROM YOUR DAD

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
I GUESS. NO, I JUST TRY TO MAKE A MOTION AND JUST TRY TO MAKE IT SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE AND JUST RELAX IN THE SWING AND TRY TO HIT IT TOWARDS THE TARGET.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH, I TRY.

PETER KESSLER
I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING ON YOUR PUTTING.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
MHMM

PETER KESSLER
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AS SOON AS WE COME BACK. DON'T GO AWAY.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
THANK YOU

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