Sophie Walker is a professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour.
We took the Shack on tour to Forest Pines to get some tips from Sophie. Here she shows us how to bomb it miles.
As a player I tend not to hit everything at 100%. I try to play within myself, so I guess bombing it for me is giving it a bit more.
The pro probed Sophie;
So Sophie how do you go about generating the speed you need?
I like to put it forward a little in my stance and make the stance a little wider. I then increase the speed by clearing the hips in the downswing making sure you really drive the right hip through.
I actually find with my swing that the faster I can swing it the more I bring it on line.
A bit about myself…Sophie Walker
I turned professional in October 2006 and gained my Ladies European Tour card in the November. It was a very proud moment for me as before it was mostly about the team, now it was all about me. So here I am living out my dream of playing sport for a living. Most people say they dreamt of playing golf from a young age. I just dreamt of being a professional athlete. Tour life has its ups and down but I can honestly say that the places I have been and the people I have met have been amazing. Every week we are at a different venue, but it’s the same people so we are like a circus/family.
I am now taking part in my 10th season on tour. I’m settled and happy with the way things are going – it’s up to me to let my golf do the talking and see how far I can go…