Swing Analysis – Tiger Woods Secret Swing Plane Revealed!
I have been studying Tiger’s swing for about 16 years since 1992 or so.
Today, I will be revealing Tiger’s secret, his swing plane.
As you can see, Tiger’s swing is based on the swing plane formed by his golf club at address through his arm sockets. (right arm socket)
Watch as Tiger very closely follows that line during his whole swing.
Now at takeaway, Tiger is perfectly on-plane. This video was shot slightly angled about 5 yards right so if this video was taken parallel to the target line, his clubhead would be on the plane.
Check out middle of his backswing, his on the plane…
Check out his backswing, his hands and clubhead are both on plane…
At downswing, he’s slightly inside the plane, which is perfectly normal for a slightly inside-out path, which is what you want for a powerful slight draw.
At impact, his shoulders are still a little inside-out, meaning he’s trying to hit a draw.
By follow-through, which is slightly inside, indicates he hit a draw on this tee shot.
Now a lot of famous teachers like David Leadbetter teach you a different swing plane than Tiger’s.
Why is Tiger’s better?
Well, it’s really the correct plane for hitting the ball without manipulating the body.
By staying on the said plane, you can come down to the ball a lot easier than any other plane I’ve used before.
Ben Hogan invented the golf plane concept, Tiger refined and master it.
How to achieve this plane?
It’s pretty simply actually. You just try to keep the clubhead on the imaginary target line that goes forever to your right and left. You must also make sure to rotate your clubhead, your arms while doing this, which is the most important part.
Next time, I will do a step-by-step write-up of how to achieve this “Tiger” plane.
Now watch the actual video too: