Recently, a videographer captured every warm-up move from our most recent major champion, Patty Tavatanakit, during the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Now that she is back in the United States for the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play at Shadow Creek, the long-hitting 21-year-old shared her thinking and what she is trying to accomplish with those unique moves on the range.
“It’s a simple Vision 54 warm-up, activating my BTT, which is Balance, Tempo and Tension awareness,” Tavatanakit told LPGA.com. “What I mainly do is target what I need to work on or what I’m trying to feel (that day). I might lift one foot and then the other if I’m trying to feel the ground more. And if I’m trying to feel the club release more, I’ll hit a few with just my right hand.
“I’m really just trying to be creative and have some fun to get some feels. I mainly do this with just the wedges but also with the driver sometimes.
“I’m just being aware of where my body is every single day because you never know what you’re going to feel from one day to the next. Sometimes, when I feel like my sequencing is off, I might hit driver at half speed.
“My warmup can be different every day,” Tavatanakit said. “There is always a variety of feelings. I might take swing thoughts with me to the range during warm-ups depending on what I’m working on. But it’s all about getting a feel.”