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Tiger Woods at the Hero Challenge: Old or New?

Let’s get this straight right off: Tiger Woods has a great golf swing. Now, does it do everything that I prefer? No, but then again I’m not teaching him, so no big deal there. However, from what I’ve seen of Chris Como (specifically the video he did with PhD Sasho Mackenzie) they are working in the right direction. I see a taller set up, maybe a slightly weaker grip (although nothing like with Haney), pretty close to the Haney backswing with the iron from down the line with better right loading than I’ve seen in a while from face on, and with the driver more width and a later wrist cock, but definitely not all the way back to the […]

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What I Would Do with Tiger’s Swing

This is, of course, hypothetical, but since I’ve been asked a number of times I figured I’d do a short video on how I would approach teaching Tiger. The things I suggest here are combination of my own swing preferences with things I think have worked for Tiger in the past. I focus here on 5 items; first, setting up in a more athletic stance, taller at address with the weight distributed more toward the balls of the feet. Second, the hands and arms should have more space away from the body, and the takeaway should be straighter back and less inward. I think Tiger functions better with freedom and space, and I don’t think his left arm should be […]

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From the Archives: Tiger Woods

Today we take look back at a few Tiger videos from the early days of this web site. If you haven’t seen these important Tiger videos before you need to and if you have seen them before it’s worth your time to watch them again.   Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods – Swing Analysis – Part 1:   Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods – Swing Analysis – Part 2:   Tiger at the Chevron: New Swing, Same Pivot Compression:   Tiger Woods in 2000: The Myth of the Perfect Swing: Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Tiger Woods Through the Years Part 2 of 2 (2003-2014)

Tiger Week continues with Part Two of “Tiger Woods Through the Years”. We pick up in 2003 where Tiger pretty much didn’t have a coach. He’d gotten away from Butch but had not yet hired Hank. Interestingly enough the swings of this short period are my favorites in a career full of great swings. I continue on with swings from the Haney period and finish up with the Foley years.   Get 50 Free videos now! Click here to register for a Basic membership.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Pro Tip of the Week: Tiger’s Right Load and Coil

Since we have Tiger week going on right now this Pro Tip features Tiger Woods. This is a great example of how to right load and coil.   The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Pro Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. Please consider becoming a Premium Member today, click here to become one now.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Tiger Woods Through the Years Part 1 of 2 (1994-2002)

This week is a “Tiger Week” of sorts and all the videos will focus on Tiger Woods. For the last video this week on Friday I’ll answer a question I’ve been asked a number of times; “What I Would Do with Tiger’s Swing”. We’re starting the week off with part one of a two part series were I analyze Tiger’s swing from 1994 – 2014. The first video of the two covers Tiger’s swing from his college days through the end of 2002, pretty much what could be referred to as his “Harmon Years”.   Get 50 Free videos now! Click here to register for a Basic membership.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Tiger Woods and the Importance of Camera Angles

This video is not so much about Tiger’s swing (although it is still awesome) as it is about the difference camera positioning makes when viewing the same swing from different angles and comparing swings side by side as though they are the same when actually the camera angles are different.   Here we Tiger hit the same tee shot from different angles. One is the regular camera that the TV crew uses when filming the action, and the other is from the High Speed camera that the network uses to allow the commentators to do a better job on their swing analysis. The full speed swing was filmed live, and I am playing it back here off the DVR. The […]

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As Seen on TV: Aaron Oberholser Finding More Things Wrong With Tiger

I guess it is no surprise to find former Tour player Aaron Oberholser seated next to our hero, Brandel Chamblee, taking his own shot at Tiger Woods’ swing and coach Sean Foley. The problem, according to Oberholser, is Tiger’s tendency to forward lean his shaft at impact with the driver, a fact that he credits Chamblee with “talking about for years”. Forget the fact that Tiger ranked 17th in total driving on the PGA Tour in 2013 while winning the money title, Vardon Trophy, Player of the Year, and returning to his #1 world ranking while winning 5 times, all in what would be considered extremely strong field events. And forget the knee surgeries and need for multiple swing changes […]

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As Seen on TV: Brandel Does Tiger Wrong Again

Why would you want to take the best player in the world and question his swing every time he hits a bad shot? I mean, why wouldn’t you look at it and try to figure out why he’s better than everyone else? Brandel’s statement here is that Tiger is not driving the ball well because he is lowering in his backswing as well as in his forward swing. I have shown time and again that Tiger has always done this. In this video I go back to Tiger when he was a junior and find him lowering both back and down just like he does now. If this doesn’t shut Chamblee up about the lowering thing I don’t know what […]

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Swing Analysis: Tiger’s Driver vs. His 3-Wood

Scroll down for the post, but also do check out the sample excepts of what’s on the site for Premium members and please consider joining. Become a Premium Member today!   I pulled some nice shots of Tiger teeing off at Firestone a few weeks ago and it gives us the opportunity to compare his driver swing, which has taken a lot of criticism for its lack of consistency and accuracy, and his 3-wood, which has been his go-to club in most situations that haven’t required extra distance. It is apparent that his overall motion, with the hands leading the clubhead into the ball and the shaft leaning forward, is more conducive to compressing the ball off the ground, or […]

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