Woods and the "New" Golf Swing
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his 79th victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational,
1 of 5 wins in 2013, Tiger Woods again secured
position in the world golf rankings. Due to limited
play in 2014 and a hiatus for microdiscectomy surgery for
a pinched nerve he has slipped to #5 but will soon be back
are a number of reasons why Tiger is finding success with
the latest iteration of his golf swing. And the results speak
for themselves. He's not only winning, but he is crushing
rest of the
field when he tees it up. Don't let the slow start to 2014
fool you, Woods "A" game is lurking as evidenced
by his 65 at the 2014 Honda Classic amidst
his swing change, Woods gained considerable distance with
all his clubs in 2012,
and continued to add accurate distance in 2013.
He was ranked 17th out of 185 in total driving (distance
and accuracy) last year.
Before that, years of being in
of the driving accuracy category
cost him at least a dozen wins including a few majors.
scoring average was also stellar and this combined with solid,
putting resulted in an all around PGA Tour ranking
of #1 in 2013. Quite
from where he was just a few years ago.
new swing, developed in conjunction with Canadian swing coach
Sean Foley, is both simple and complex at the same time.
This is one of the reasons Woods is still dialing in the
new technique, though it looks like he has it mastered.
is more than one way to swing the club effectively. The best
players in the world do 3 things well, regardless of "method".
At a minimum, they must accomplish these 3 things
Generate high club head speed which allows for distance potential,
especially off the driver.
2) Be able to hit the center of the club face consistently (in
fact, wear it out).
3) Control the club face angle and club head path so
their side spin (draw, fade) is manageable.
these points starts
with the address position, and Tiger's has improved
tremendously in the past 12-18 months. It is a big reason
for his huge leap in consistency, power, and accuracy.
is an image of Woods I shot at an event he
won late last year, in fact he dominated that week too. In
the picture, he is hitting one
famous "Stinger" shots
off the tee.
how Tiger is settling into his address position. You can
see he is still
adjusting his right hand on the club. He's rocking back and
forth, establishing his balance.
carefully at his legs and feet. He is feeling and
sensing the ground. He's digging into the ground
with that right insole. The ground will be exploited in the
rest of the swing, as it is with all great ball strikers:
control" is one tenent of a sound, repeating swing that
I first noticed with some of the best players I worked with
top players would hit dozens of golf ball prototypes, either
at tournaments or in the testing centers, and I had a firsthand
look at their repeating swings.
also learned a lot from the players who weren't the best
ball strikers on Tour. They were missing some key elements
that made their swings less efficient, and it showed in their
some assistance to help you Feel
the Ground Better at Address (Set-up)...
For most shots, distributing the weight 50/50 between the
right and left foot is a good rule of thumb at set-up. For
a driver, you can even have 60% of the weight on the back (trail)
foot as this encourages a slight upsweep through impact.
golfer should settle into the arches of the feet and allow
them to compress. This will activate the feelings in
the ball and heel of the feet. They will really come alive!
You can see the compression in Tiger's right
foot arch above as he prepares to swing.
a helpful visual representation. Picture this in your mind's
eye at address:
should be about a 60/40
ball to heel distribution of weight within each foot. This
slight forward press into the ball of the foot which provides
great stability and allows the legs to act like pistons.
That is represented by the slightly larger pressure triangle
This notion that a golfer sets up or balances on the balls
of the feet is
nonsense! Sure, there is weight on the balls of
the feet, but it is a result of compressing the arches.
Tiger has this mastered this in recent months. Prior to that
he was back on his heels. This one, simple adjustment has
paid huge dividends for Woods.
great players at address. One of my favorite players
to study set up to the ball is Hall of Fame
member Ernie Els. He
grips the ground at address like a cat. He is
balanced and relaxed. Ernie’s nickname, “The
Big Easy”, speaks to his free flowing, powerful swing;
a swing that starts from a balanced set-up position.
a golfer establishes a comfortable, balanced position at
address, there will be less need for compensations at the
start of the swing. The swing will be off to a great start.
stance pressure distribution above is
of a Tour caliber golf swing.
let me be very clear, the weight distribution only starts
in the pressure distribution above. It changes
the swings of the best players once they are in motion.
best players know where the weight moves throughout the
swing, the high handicap golfer does not. The best ball strikers,
the guys that turn heads on the range, center their strikes
swing after swing. It's the result of a coordinated symphony
downswing (or the money part of the swing) with effortless
precision; a crack and the ball is on its way, boring a hole
in the sky.
top players in the world like Tiger, Rory, and Luke all
use what I
Key To A Repeating Golf Swing and
ride the motion right to the finish position.
doing so, they all achieve those 3 points outlined
above (swing speed, center contact,
club face/head control). They all do it with very different
looking golf swings. But they are all using The Key.
Key To A Repeating Golf Swing results
in maximum swing speed and ball speed,
so distances increase,
you know that in great golf swings, the
ultimate goal is more Golf Ball Speed off the clubface?
the fact is that... Ball
Speed is achieved at Impact via the Downswing!
achieved from transferring all of that club head mass powerfully
into the back of the ball at impact. Club head speed is only
part of the equation for ball speed. Tour players, club golfers,
and weekend enthusiasts need to smash the center of the club
and time again,
where they begin to wear a nickel size spot in the middle
of that face!
an old saying, "Center of the club face, Center of the
You can learn to do this easily using The Key to
a Repeating Golf Swing, just like I did.
fact, to the left is one of my actual driver faces. That
worn spot is simply the result of repetitive, dead-center
strikes. And my swing speed is just slightly over average,
but I learned
how to harness it all for maximum efficiency.
great players, past and present, male and female, are performing The
they are consciously aware of it or not. Yet it has nothing
to do with the arms, wrists, or gimmicky hand action "tricks"
Key is performed correctly, the downswing
will be on auto pilot. You will be held captive by your
sounds like a gunshot (especially off the driver) and the
golf ball is compressed as efficiently as possible. You will
use all of your available swing speed with no power
leaks, just like Tiger and company.
go into detail in the The
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