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post #19 of 98
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post

she's just so tall & lanky - the way she bends over doesn't look all that different from Nicklaus' technique.

 

I know what you're getting at. But his, while awkward, looked a lot less rigid and artificial.

 

post #20 of 98

They both look painful.  She did put pretty well in this tournament, but she did indicate that she may switch.

 

Jack's posture looks like Igor trying to putt, but it obviously worked for him.

post #21 of 98
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

 

I know what you're getting at. But his, while awkward, looked a lot less rigid and artificial.

 

 

I agree.  Jack still had a lot of arch in his back, which indicates less of a 90 degree hip bend/flex than Wie who appears to be attempting a complete 90 degree angle.  Look at Wie's posture, and her back is completely flat.

post #22 of 98

she said that she's doing it because the short golfers who are nearer to the ball are the good putters on the LPGA and she's mimicking that - according to what Judy Rankin said during the broadcast

post #23 of 98

swing your swing

post #24 of 98

That looked like one of my putts.  Completely miss the hole from 2ft.  It can be done!  Oh, yes it can. d2_doh.gif

post #25 of 98
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

..and it doesn't work for her.

 

EDIT* actually she is currently ranked 46th out of 149 ranked LPGA players which is higher than I thought. I've seen some spectacular misses though.

 

She made $158k last year in official money.  

post #26 of 98

She should be required to wear a bikini while putting like that.

post #27 of 98
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Originally Posted by Chris E View Post

She should be required to wear a bikini while putting like that.


Seconded! d4_w00t.gif

 

She's got one of the strangest putting strokes I've ever seen - can't even really say "at least it works for her", because she hasn't exactly been burning up the greens with it.

post #28 of 98

Its just a testament to Wie's mental game right now.  She is so lost right now that she will try anything.

post #29 of 98

Michelle Wie was touted for greatness so early on by everyone that had come in contact with her. Part of the blame has got to be the fault of David Leadbetter for making her so mechanical. Her natural ability was thrown out the window. Dave Stockton could do wonders with her short game and putting. She needs new everything!!

post #30 of 98

She was a really good putter early on.  I would say Stockton or Utley could fix her issues right away.  I am pulling for her because she chose to stay in college and get a degree.

post #31 of 98

IMO, putting is one of the areas that suffers most from lack of practice.  All these different putters and stances are Band-Aids or short cuts to getting her putting back to where it was but ultimately she just needs to put more time in.   Until her practice time builds up her confidence she's going to miss putts regardless of the length of her putter. 

post #32 of 98

I agree completely!  There are two instructors that I would never seek out, if I were a pro golfer: David Leadbetter and Hank Haney.  They seem to have ruined more swings than any other instructors.

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Originally Posted by Mulligan Jeff View Post

Michelle Wie was touted for greatness so early on by everyone that had come in contact with her. Part of the blame has got to be the fault of David Leadbetter for making her so mechanical. Her natural ability was thrown out the window. Dave Stockton could do wonders with her short game and putting. She needs new everything!!

post #33 of 98

Imagine the ratings for LPGA!!!

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Originally Posted by Chris E View Post

She should be required to wear a bikini while putting like that.

post #34 of 98

and people assume the tour pros knows what they do?

really?

post #35 of 98
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Originally Posted by soon_tourpro View Post

and people assume the tour pros knows what they do?
really?

Your posts are very cryptic.
post #36 of 98

Ya but it sure is sexy!

I am a little sick...b2_tongue.gif

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