K J Choi Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
K J Choi Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

K J Choi is often deemed as one of the most likable and smiley happy players on the PGA Tour. And he certainly has got some game to go with it as well. A former power lifter, he is only 5’ 8 tall, very, very strong guy; they call him the Korean tank, he is really built, strong and he hits the ball very nicely.

His hit with a little bit of a fade actually, which we will come on to discuss in a second. But one of the things you could learn from K J is, he probably carries more hybrid clubs than any other player on tour at the moment. He is often seen with up to seven head covers in his bag. Some players just carry Driver Three wood and a potty, you might say those are the three clubs that have got head covers on them. K J has got hybrid clubs in there, long irons taken out replaced with hybrids.

And if you struggle with your long irons, maybe you could learn from K J Choi as well. I’ve actually got one of my Thomas Golf Six hybrid here. I’m just going to show you that the way I set up to this golf ball here. It’s got loads of [loft] on the club face, loads of weight low and deep underneath the club head as well. So, as I set up to this, I play like a normal six iron, just slightly ahead of centre. I set with my hands nice and level, not too far ahead.

And I just sweep the ball off with this. And you should find it, if you enjoy hitting your three and four hybrids, because you’ve taken your three and four iron out because you are struggling with them, there is no reason why you can’t take that down lower into your bag, take out the five iron, replace it with a hybrid. Take out the six even the seven. You can go all the way through your bag if you like, taking out the irons replacements with hybrids, if you find the hybrids more successful.

So we set up to this one, we imagine that we are K J Choi, we are going to sweep this one on to the final green. It’s another nice looking swing, and a little bit of a fade, just like K J Choi likes to play. And the one thing about that fade is, that’s his stock shot. That is just what works for him, he knows the shape of his shot and he is not afraid to keep playing that round the golf course, even unto the utmost pressure. The one thing we need to be careful of with, with when you compare yourself to K J Choi’s golf swing, is you don’t start slicing the golf ball.

If you have got to swing this uncontrollably swinging the ball from left to right, I don’t want to rationalize that and say well, I have seen a Major Champion hit it from left to right like me, I’m okay doing that. There is a difference between a fade and a slice. A fade will start left finish on the target line, a slice starts left finishes off the target line. If you like K J Choi, a fade in the ball on to target, that’s okay, play with your fade, use that as your stock shot. But don’t justify a slice by saying well Colin Montgomery, K J Choi, they hit a slice.

They don’t hit slices, they hit fades. So consider using your stock shot as a slice left to right. And if you want to copy K J Choi, put a few more head covers in your bag, put a few more hybrids in your bag, particularly if you struggle with your long irons.

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K J Choi is often deemed as one of the most likable and smiley happy players on the PGA Tour. And he certainly has got some game to go with it as well. A former power lifter, he is only 5’ 8 tall, very, very strong guy; they call him the Korean tank, he is really built, strong and he hits the ball very nicely.

His hit with a little bit of a fade actually, which we will come on to discuss in a second. But one of the things you could learn from K J is, he probably carries more hybrid clubs than any other player on tour at the moment. He is often seen with up to seven head covers in his bag. Some players just carry Driver Three wood and a potty, you might say those are the three clubs that have got head covers on them. K J has got hybrid clubs in there, long irons taken out replaced with hybrids.

And if you struggle with your long irons, maybe you could learn from K J Choi as well. I’ve actually got one of my Thomas Golf Six hybrid here. I’m just going to show you that the way I set up to this golf ball here. It’s got loads of [loft] on the club face, loads of weight low and deep underneath the club head as well. So, as I set up to this, I play like a normal six iron, just slightly ahead of centre. I set with my hands nice and level, not too far ahead.

And I just sweep the ball off with this. And you should find it, if you enjoy hitting your three and four hybrids, because you’ve taken your three and four iron out because you are struggling with them, there is no reason why you can’t take that down lower into your bag, take out the five iron, replace it with a hybrid. Take out the six even the seven. You can go all the way through your bag if you like, taking out the irons replacements with hybrids, if you find the hybrids more successful.

So we set up to this one, we imagine that we are K J Choi, we are going to sweep this one on to the final green. It’s another nice looking swing, and a little bit of a fade, just like K J Choi likes to play. And the one thing about that fade is, that’s his stock shot. That is just what works for him, he knows the shape of his shot and he is not afraid to keep playing that round the golf course, even unto the utmost pressure. The one thing we need to be careful of with, with when you compare yourself to K J Choi’s golf swing, is you don’t start slicing the golf ball.

If you have got to swing this uncontrollably swinging the ball from left to right, I don’t want to rationalize that and say well, I have seen a Major Champion hit it from left to right like me, I’m okay doing that. There is a difference between a fade and a slice. A fade will start left finish on the target line, a slice starts left finishes off the target line. If you like K J Choi, a fade in the ball on to target, that’s okay, play with your fade, use that as your stock shot. But don’t justify a slice by saying well Colin Montgomery, K J Choi, they hit a slice.

They don’t hit slices, they hit fades. So consider using your stock shot as a slice left to right. And if you want to copy K J Choi, put a few more head covers in your bag, put a few more hybrids in your bag, particularly if you struggle with your long irons.