Pressel becomes first female to join fellow major champions Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Charl Schwartzel as featured golfers in lessons with a champion golfer; GolfPass offers free access to Episode 1
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the newest season of Lessons with a Champion Golfer – streaming today exclusively on GolfPass – major championship winner Morgan Pressel reunites with GolfPass instructor and series host Martin Hall for nine informative sessions showcasing swing fundamentals from tee to green.
With 65 career top-10’s and eight Solheim Cup appearances for Team USA, Pressel is one of the best-known players on the LPGA Tour today. Starting her collaboration with Hall at 9 years old, Pressel went on to become the youngest player at the time when she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2001 at the age of 12. Prior to turning professional at 17, she was the 2005 American Junior Golf Association Player of the Year and won the 2006 AJGA Nancy Lopez Award, given to the world’s most outstanding female amateur. Her victory at the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship (now the ANA Inspiration) made her the youngest winner ever of a modern LPGA major championship.
This season of Lessons with a Champion Golfer was produced on location at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, Fla., Hall’s home course and where he first started teaching Pressel. The series features archival GOLF Channel footage, including a look back at their in-studio Academy Live appearance following Pressel’s first U.S. Women’s Open appearance. The two also revisit some of the drills and instruction they worked on when Pressel was just starting out and discuss how those fundamentals continue to play an important part in her game today.
Themes throughout the nine-part series focus on putting and reading greens, driving, mid-irons hybrids and fairway metals, wedges, as well as techniques for hitting draws and fades.
As with previous seasons of Lessons with a Champion Golfer, which have featured major winners Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Charl Schwartzel, this new season also will utilize top technology, including a Swing 360 camera, specialty graphics, Toptracer and Trackman stats.
When not playing out tour, viewers also can catch Pressel as a new on-course reporter and analyst for LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR coverage on GOLF Channel and NBC.
GOLFPASS HELPS GOLFERS PLAY MORE AND BETTER GOLF: Lessons with a Champion Golfer is the latest addition to the GolfPass instructional library, which also includes Breaking Down Your Practice Routine; Breaking Bad Habits: On the Course; Breaking into the Game: Juniors with Michael Bannon; Breaking 100; Breaking 90; Breaking 80; and Breaking Par. These and other instructional content are included in a vast library of videos available exclusively as part of a GolfPass membership, which also includes originals like The Conor Moore Show, Lessons with a Champion Golfer, My Daily Routine, My Roots, and more. Developed in partnership between global golf superstar Rory McIlroy and NBC Sports Group, GolfPass is designed for today’s golfer and is the only digital golf membership that delivers exclusive content and comprehensive benefits designed to help every type of golfer – from beginner to expert – play more and better golf. A GolfPass membership is available in North America at GolfPass.com, in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland at GolfPass.co.uk, and in Australia at www.GolfPass.com.au. The GolfPass membership also is available via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.
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