Jan 12, 2007

A New Trick from Jesper ala VJ

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  1/12/2007 10:45:00 PM   No comments

Jesper Parnevik was hitting balls on the practice range with a club at his feet for alignment, and an umbrella sticking out of the ground about 2 feet away from where he hit the ball.

"Can you tell I've been hanging out with Vijay (Singh)?'' Parnevik said.

The Swede noticed he was rotating his hips too quickly, which caused him to push the ball to the right. The umbrella forces him to correct this mistake by turning his upper body. If Parnevik doesn't swing properly, a ball coming off the club at about 175 mph (282 kph) would strike the umbrella, and no telling what happens then.

There were a few close calls on Tuesday, and caddie Lance Ten Broeck was caught inching backward a couple of times when his boss lined up over the ball.

"If it rains,'' Ten Broeck said, "this is our only umbrella.''

© 2007 The Associated Press.

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