Where Tiger - and YOU - go wrong
Concepts about the golf swing have truly never evolved since the time shepherd boys insouciantly swung their crocks and knocked pebbles into holes. Not in any meaningful, scientific manner. So, although Tiger’s coaches have all been smart folks, none of them has ever dared think ‘outside-the-box’ enough to understand they were teaching a flat-earth philosophy! How so? Let’s compare the golf swing to a nice, solid modern car.
The least any driver of a modern car expects is a smooth ride. So too should your body during your golf swing. At least the car has powerful shock absorbers to dissipate the impulse of a jarring dip. How can your poor ligaments, cartilage, muscles and not to forget spinal discs continue to do this throughout a long golf career?
The lead shoulder is the hub around which your wheel should be moving at impact, with its radius being your lead arm and clubshaft. Imagine you’re driving your car and the axle itself moved side-to-side or up and down. What a horrific ride!
At the same time, the engine that drives your car comprises just a single block housing some moving parts - the entire car does not have to move to power the rotation of a wheel!
Look at Tiger’s hub and his engine, then look at how the Minimalist Golf Swing’s hub stays stable and only the engine creates the motion, not every part of the vehicle moving the golf club!
Tiger's hub moves, how can the wheel (ie. clubhead) connect the road (grass) the same way everytime?
Tiger's car moves along with the engine - everything that can move does!
Minimalist Golf Swing - the hub never moves out of place, the engine is contained within a powerful 'block' - the pelvis.