As many of you know, Mickey Wright passed on recently. She is considered to be the best women player to ever have played the game. Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan both opined that she had the best swing in the game- man or woman. Some of her career highlights were that she won 44 tournaments in 4 years, won 13 major championships and 82 tournaments on the LPGA Tour. She was such a dominant player on tour that sponsors threatened pulling out of tournaments unless she committed to play.
There are many things to like in her golf swing. Here are some things that are really exceptional:
*Her extension off the ball is incredible. Extension is measured by how far the butt end of the club is outside the right foot when the shaft is at the first parallel. She has more extension than any player I have ever seen.
*This extension leads to a very full body turn at the top of the backswing.
*Notice how she moves her center of gravity nicely in both directions to help with the timing of the swing.
*She has a lot of lag which really helps with conserving energy until impact. She was known as a long hitter that hit high and straight drives.
*Her right shoulder moves down and through impact so the ball stays on the face longer through impact.
*She has a nice full and balanced finish.
Many of these swing attributes are great to incorporate into the swing.