Lorena is a very good pro who exemplifies her game with her great swing.
Let’s take a closer look at how the champ does it.
At takeaway, Lorena is perfectly on-plane. A lot of the top pros are moving towards the 1-plane swing, which is following that red plane line.
At 3/4 backswing, Lorena gets slightly upright. This is still okay though.
At the top of her swing, Lorena is definitely slightly too upright and her club “goes across the line”, meaning it’s pointing right of the target. She will have to “re-route” her arms slightly to hit the ball square and if she doesn’t, she will hit a block to the right. This is something she could fix in the future. Greg Norman used to play like this for years and a lot of other tour pros do play “across” the line, but do as they say, not as they do.
Being slightly upright and over the line is actually not a bad thing. It’s easier to control than being slightly flat and under the line.
On the downswing, Lorena “drops” her arms to get the club back in position which is fine here.
At impact, Lorena looks perfect.
After impact, Lorena looks good too. Take a close look at how her elbows, arms, and hands have formed a “triangle”, this is really good stuff.
If Lorena Ochoa is winning every other tournament she plays, she shouldn’t change her swing but if she stops winning or has some time off to re-work her swing, I’d recommend to get slightly flatter at the top of her swing and that should automatically help the club point more parallel to to the target line instead of going “across-the-line” at the top of her swing.
Lorena’s takeaway looks reaaal good though, I’d recommend everyone to copy that.
Here’s Lorena Ochoa’s driver in action:
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