Anne van Dam has one of the best swings in golf
Anne van Dam has one of the great swings in women’s golf. Full of power and poise, she makes a mockery of those that continue to slander the women’s game. She makes a mockery of ‘ladies tees’.
The 25-year-old Dutch player has 7 wins in the pro ranks, but she isn’t yet one of the top players in the game. In the US I would be surprised if many knew the name, despite her playing on the LPGA Tour and in the Solheim Cup.
You get a feeling as she spends longer in the pro ranks she will evolve into a serial champion. Sometimes the best swingers take a while to work it out – look at Hogan. Of course, there is no guarantee a great move will land trophies…but who cares about trophies when you have that swing.
Many pros have got themselves into the top tier by building a paint by numbers swing, ones that hit positions and adhere to what they think should be happening. Some – like van Dam – loosen the shackles and let the swing flow naturally, not pushing themselves into positions but rather allowing them to surface. It’s genius at work.
Renowned for her distance off the tee, van Dam has led the rankings multiple times on multiple tours. She is currently the longest on the LPGA Tour, averaging 291 yards with an accuracy of 58.73%.
Take a watch of her in action below: