Monday Qualified for the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic
Student Since: 2020
Location: GOLFTEC Minnetonka, MN
Coach: Nick Pelle
Bio: Anders just finished his freshman year at Tennessee Tech University, where he averaged just over 74. Anders Monday Qualified for the John Deere Classic in his first attempt at qualifying for a professional tournament. He has been working with Nick for four years, although he now only sees Nick about once a month, but there is rarely a week that the two don’t exchange text messages, which include Larson’s swing videos.
The Way to Way Better
- Worked on finishing with hands low and rotation
- Developed a consistent push-draw shot shape
- Increased driver ball speed from 160 mph to 180 mph
- Improved wedge distance control
- Course record 65 at The Preserve Golf Course (Nisswa, MN)
“I’ve never been the highest-ranked junior. But I’ve always believed in myself, and my dad has always supported me. It was just a really emotional moment.”
ANDERS LARSON ON QUALIFYING FOR THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
“This is a special moment, so go out there and have the time of your life. We’re all here to support you and we’re proud of you no matter what happens.”
NICK PELLE, GOLFTEC COACH, TO ANDERS BEFORE TEEING OFF AT THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
Before Swing - 2021
After Swing - 2023
Inside The Lesson
GOLFTEC Coach Nick Pelle has been working with Anders on his shoulder turn and staying more closed on the downswing. This helps Anders shallow the club, promoting a more in-to-out swing path, leading to more consistent strikes and shot patterns.
Anders' Favorite Drill
One drill that has been key to Anders’ success is the swing path drill. This drill helps prevent your shoulders from opening too early to the target, causing the club to come over the top and hit the ball with slice spin. Instead, work on keeping your shoulders closed in the downswing, drop the club down and swing with an in-to-out path to prevent those slices that so many golfers hit.