Charlotta Sorenstam: How I hit a fade

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The Shack went on tour in January, and the first stop was the Reunion Resort in Orlando to get some tips from former LET and LPGA pro Charlotta Sorenstam...

While in Orlando for the recent PGA Show, NCG visited former LET and LPGA pro Charlotta Sorenstam at her sister’s former academy at Reunion Resort to ask her how to hit the perfect fade.

If I wanted to hit a fade, I actually aim to the right but align my body to the left.

This helps me come in with an open club face compared to my path. Basically I want to be aiming my club face to the right and I want to be aiming more to the left or centred depending on how much fade I want to see.

Charlotta then demonstrated in front of NCG’s resident pro, James Whitaker, exactly how she would play a draw shot. Afterwards they had a look at the Trackman results…

As you can according to Trackman Charlotta hit a nice straight shot but with the wind being extremely strong it stopped the ball from fading how she wanted.

The face angle is open though which is exactly how she wanted to play the shot.

So remember…

  • Swing after the body
  • Aim to the right
  • Align your body to the left

Who is Charlotta Sorenstam?

Sorenstam is a Swedish professional golfer and sister of Hall of Fame golfer Annika. She was born in 1973 in Stockholm and, after a successful amateur career, turned professional in 1994. She played on the LET in 1995 and 1996.

At the end of the 1996 season Charlotta finished second at the LPGA Tour final qualifying to earn exempt status for 1997. With this exemption, she moved to the United States to play on the LPGA Tour whilst occasionally playing some European Tour events.

She won once on the LPGA Tour, at the 2000 Standard Register Ping tournament. Her best finish in Europe was second, which she achieved several times.

Sorenstam represented Europe in the Solheim Cup in 1998 and served as non-playing European captain for the European girls’ team in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2005.

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