How the Tiger Woods Swing Relates to a Logical Golf Swing Concept

These videos of the Tiger Woods swing technique, which brought 14 major titles, show a remarkable correlation to a particular underlying swing concept which is also identifiable to varying degrees in the techniques of other present day and past elite golfers.

In fact it may be that the revelation of Ben Hogan’s legendary secret lies in the almost perfect fit of his technique to that concept the essential aspects of which are:- 

  • An upper part {upswing,downswing, and follow-thru} and a lower part {takeaway and sweep-thru impact).
  • A vertical axis of rotation around which the body rotates.
  • A virtual gate hinged to the vertical axis of rotation in which the club is contained through the lower part action.
  • Go to A logical Golf Swing Concept for detailed explanation and illustration.

    Use the play/pause and slider bar buttons to manipulate the videos.

    The following comparison to the stickman swing, in accordance with the concept, shows the Woods swing matching the ideal except for a higher lifting of the club at the top of the backswing.

    All of the other key positions; At address; End of the takeaway; Start and end of the sweep-thru-impact; are the same as shown by pausing the video slider button at those points.  

    The nearer a golfer's technique fits to that swing concept the higher the level of consistent performance as evidenced by the long period at World No.1 ranking enjoyed by Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan’s brilliant record from 50 years past.

    It is unlikely that the techniques of Tiger Woods and other masters have been developed consciously to that concept but rather through a process in which actions which happen to conform with the concept are gradually recognized and adopted as essential components of their techniques after many years of coaching input, trial and error and striking many thousands of balls in practice.

    To see how closely the swing techniques of some other masters relate to A logical Golf Swing Concept go to:-

    The Sergio Garcia Swing

    The Lee Westwood Swing

    The Fred Couples Swing

    The Jim Furick Swing
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