Aug 11, 2010 9:23 PM by Jordan Mason

Little golfer carries a big swing

Eight-year old Brendon Baca knows exactly what he's good at.

"I like everything about golf," said Brendon. "[I like] the driving, the putting, the chipping and the pitching."

He takes lessons in the same class as 13 and 14-year olds. And let's just say that Brendon could be a golf coach very soon-maybe at ten-years old.

Out on the putting green, he shares a few tips.

"You look down at your club to make sure you're lined up with the ball to your target. Then you look at your target again and you just hit it," said Brendon.

And when he makes a mistake, he knows exactly what he does wrong.

"My club was off balance of going to my target."

It's the same thing at the driving range. He pinpoints his distance to a tee.

"It probably [went] 75 or 76 yards."

But when he shanks the ball to the side: "I swung too hard again and my tee's in the ground," said Brendon.

In fact, there was only one question he was absolutely, positively unwilling to answer: Are the girls impressed with how far you hit it?


Why not?

"I don't know!" exclaimed Brendon.

Brendon has only been golfing a little more than two years, but his swing looks better than some professional players.

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