Something wasn't right with her backswing each time Vicanda Ma hit a tee or approach shot.
In need of finding a solution to her problem, the Glendale Community College women's golfer worked closely with swing coach Brad Sherfy. Ma and Sherfy turned to modern technology as a tool for examining the flaw and refining her mechanics.
"My swing had changed for a couple of weeks and we broke down the video frame by frame to see what had happened," said Ma, a freshman. "My backswing was not on line and that had caused me to hit the ground first or hook my shot.
"[Sherfy] told me not to overswing and just hit the ball straight. It worked out for the best."
With the necessary adjustments made in mid-September, things have since gone smoothly for Ma. A day after Ma and Sherfy, a former UCLA men's golf coach, fixed her swing, Ma stepped on the course rejuvenated and looking to reduce her score.