Archive for the ‘Tiger Woods Swing’ Category

Tiger’s Swing at 2009 PGA HD!

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Here’s a good shot of Tiger’s swing at the 2009 PGA.  Although he lost, there’s plenty here to see. :)

I can see why he lost, his head is dipping like 3-5 inches on the downswing instead of the usual 1-2 inches.  That’s not going to help him hit the ball perfect.

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Tiger Woods Swing Plane Secret Revealed Part II

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Remember I revealed the secret of Tiger Woods swing plane secret little bit ago?

Well, here’s another photoshopped image of Tiger Woods’ backswing plane.

If you can imagine the plane formed by the red-circles I drew, you will quickly notice that Tiger is actually on an “inside-out” plane.

What can you learn from this?

Try swinging the club more inside to out. Backswing is always better suited for slightly inside-out planes than the other way around.

Moe Norman Swing Analysis – What does Moe Norman have in common with Tiger Woods?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

If you have been a golf fanatic like me for almost 20 years, you will know that one of the best ball strikers next to Ben Hogan in history of golf was Moe Norman.

Moe Norman is a Canadian golfer who didn’t play as many US tour events as he should have but he’s regarded as the best ball striker by many people.

Another great Canadian golfer is George Knudson, a golfer Jack Nicklaus said that had one of the best swings in golf.

Anyways, let’s look at the one-swing plane Moe Norman teaches and I can tell you that it’s not that much different from Tiger’s swing except the setup.

As you can see, Moe Norman “says” he teaches 1-plane swing, but he actually is a little bit under the plane. In that regards, Tiger’s swing is more on-plane.

Mind you, Moe Norman is a great golfer and teacher but do as he says not as he does. (His swing is off-plane here as evidenced on the screenshot)

At the top of Moe Norman’s swing, you can see that Moe is perfectly on-plane. Now, Tiger swing way past 3/4 so we can compare Tiger’s 3/4 position to Moe Norman.

As you can see, there’s no difference between the two great golfers. Their start setup might be different but MOST pro tour players do end up in the similar top of backswing positions, impact, and followthrough.

Now, half-way downswing, you can see that both players are slightly under the plane, both of which are fine for crisp inside-out strike.

There are a lot of “myths” out on the internet that Moe Norman’s swing is a unique swing. The setup is unique but the other parts are the same.

So which setup is better for striking the ball?

I think that either setup is great. Moe Norman prefers to setup so his arms and hands are on-plane at address. This isn’t something natural for most golfers and I like to take the regular “hang the arms” style setup.

The fact is that at impact, your arms and hands straighten out anyways, so I don’t feel the need to setup like that unless you are a hardcore fan of Moe Norman.

At impact, notice that both golfers are pretty much identical except Tiger’s taller so he seems to be coming at a more vertical angle but in reality, both players are achieving the same thing.

The point of this post?

Well, there are a lot of instructors out there that “claim” they can teach you the 1-swing plane.

Well, folks, the truth is that the 1-swing plane is something that Tiger and many other tour players implement.

The only thing Moe Norman does differently is his setup and if you want to learn that and pay some golf schmuck couple hundred bucks, go ahead but golf in essence is same whether you learn Moe’s method or anyone elses.

My 1-swing Plane Theory

My 1-swing plane theory is not something I learned from another teacher. It has come from analyzing and studying the best players in slow-motion, at tournaments, and playing high-pressure tournaments myself to see what worked or not.

If you look at any of my video swing analysis, you will see the plane line I set from the ball through the middle of right shoulder socket. This is the plane that Tiger Woods and Moe Norman uses. It’s a great plane to follow because it allows the golfer to get back to the golf ball from the top of the backswing with minimal manipulation such as “arms dropping” and etc…etc…

I’ve also noticed that more and more players are adopting the 1-swing plane on tour. It’s simply a better way to hit the ball and puts less stress on your back when done right.

So how to achieve this 1-swing plane?

Well, I can’t tell you all the secrets but yes, I am working on an e-book that will show you some simple drills that help you achieve this goal.

Here’s Moe Norman’s swing in action for your reference but don’t go buy some stupid instructions on the web:

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Swing Analysis – Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Swing Analysis - Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!

I have been studying Tiger’s swing for about 16 years since 1992 or so.

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Adam Scott’s swing is a replica of Tiger Woods

Friday, May 30th, 2008

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Here’s a nice video showing why Adam Scott’s swing is a replica of Tiger Woods swing.

When I first saw Adam Scott, I was amazed by how closely his swing looked like Tiger Woods’.

Well, it’s probably a fact that Adam Scott did try to copy Tiger’s swing, he even had the same coach Butch Harmon.

Golf Video – Tiger Woods swing in Slow Motion

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

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You know, I like to look at lots of golf swings in slow motion at my home using my old VCR player. But this is great to have on file in my PC.

Tiger Woods Golf Clinic – Live lessons from Tiger!

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Tiger Woods Golf Clinic Part 1:

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Tiger Woods Golf Clinic Part 2:

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This week’s been kinda slow because I haven’t had time to hit balls but here’s some golf clinic by Tiger Woods you can watch. (again if you have already…)

Tiger Woods vs. Adam Scott

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

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Check this out. This was from couple years ago.

HOWTO Practice with 1 golf ball

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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Here’s HOWTO practice with 1 golf ball.

Really, you will need to get a 60 degree lob wedge, put weight on your heels, hit about 1/8 inch behind the ball, then you will need to really keep steady and make a nice smooth shot with super light hands and also keep your finish short so you can get your right hand out to catch the ball.

Tiger’s Takeaway – The Secret Swing Plane

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

 

Tiger’s Takeaway

After analyzing Tiger’s swing for more than 10 years since he’s appearance on U.S. Amateur, I have found what Tiger does different than anyone else.

Somewhat similar to Ben Hogan’s Swing Plane theory (which we will also get into later), Tiger’s swing stays on this plane:

The plane is between the middle of the ball and middle of his shoulder sockets. As you can see in the picture, Tiger will not leave that plane with his clubhead during his whole swing.

This is something I’ve realized over the years after carefully analyzing his swing and haven’t seen it mentioned in TV or even Golf Digest. (Maybe this IS the secret)

Yes, this is slightly different from David Leadbetter’s 2 swing planes but it’s one thing I’ve noticed that a lot of top pros are doing this.

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