Wie standing taller
July 1, 2009, 12:29 pm
Having watched Michelle Wie this weekend, I see a notable improvement in her posture from the previous few years. She’s standing much taller at address, which allows her to swing her arms on a higher, more efficient plane. There’s much more freedom and athleticism to her swing than before, which leads to more control – she’s not having to manipulate the club as much on the downswing – consistency and clubhead speed. Michelle’s posture had become too bent over in recent years and, as a result, the club would often get trapped behind her. She had to work twice as hard to get her arms and the club back on plane on the downswing. Now, with her posture taller again (think “back straight” at address), Wie can swing her arms freely again and generate the kind of power that once awed us all when she was a 13-year-old.