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One on One with Tom Weiskopf

Tom Weiskopf chats with Glenn Monday.

BY GLENN MONDAYPublished: July, 2007

Former PGA Tour star Tom Weiskopf won the British Open at Royal Troon in 1973. He came in second at the Masters four times, and also won the 1995 U.S. Senior Open.

Glenn: What parts of your swing do you work on most?
Tom: First, grip is important. I use The Vardon grip. My advice to new players is to learn the proper grip and stick with it. A good grip will aid you to becoming a better shotmaker. Second, I work on posture. Third, I want a full turn back with quiet hands at the top. Fourth, I want to accelerate through the ball and finish erect with my weight balanced over my left side.

Glenn: Whose swings do you like to watch?
Tom: I've always liked Steve Elkington. Then Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange and Tom Purtzer. When I was young I tried to copy Sam Snead, Tommy Bolt and Jack Nicklaus.

Glenn Monday is a Los Angeles-based teaching pro and author of "Know Your Swing." He can be reached at (310) 322-8924.