Could The Pro Golfer Tiger Woods Eliminated This Year?

Tiger Woods’s dominance in the world of professional golf in the past five years could be evicted this year. This belief is expressed British golfers. They see the points that have been collected will be increasingly eroded due to Tiger rarely appear on the golf course this season. Tiger was ranked first for 258 weeks. But lately he has not played a long time due to the sex scandal case uncovered last year.

After returning to the golf course, now there is new issue on his neck injury. This season series Tiger only appearing in three PGA Tour. Last April he began his comeback in major U.S. Masters tournament. The results quite satisfying because he was in the group of golfers who are ranked fourth and reached 330 thousand dollar prize. After performing at the U.S. Masters, Tiger back to playing at Quail Hollow Championship earlier this month. The result is very disappointing because he did not pass the cut off and could only survive in the second round.

His last appearance was at the Players Championship. Tiger resigned in the last round with a neck injury reasons. Tiger is still leading in the first world ranking with 431,52 points total, . Compatriot Phil Mickelson is second with 409,95 points total, and British golfers, Lee Westwood, in third place with 392.99 points total.

Practice Routine Eliminates Bad Chips

Poor chipping hurts your game more than you know. Catching chips fat or thin or hitting them off line can cost you. Poor chipping often stems from poor technique. If you don’t practice chipping as much as you should, you’re technique can slip and you can acquire bad habits.

But improve your technique and you’ll not only become a better chipper, you’ll also save a ton of strokes. Below is a six-step practice routine that improves chipping:

1. Sole your wedge on the ground

2. Raise your wedge on its toe

3. Stand closer to the ball with your feet together

4. Shift weight forward

5. Take club back like your putting

6. Make smooth forward stroke

Chips shots are specialty shots, so if you using your standard setup to chip, you’re making things difficult. Adjust your setup and you’ll eliminate bad chips. Practice the following routine to improve chipping.

1. On the practice green, sole your wedge on the ground. Grab your putter and do the same

2. Raise your wedge up on its toe until the shaft angel matches your putter’s shaft angle. (This removes the need to swing on an arc, minimizing the chance that you’ll hit the ball off line.)

3. Drop your putter and stand close to the ball with your feet together.

4. Shift your weight forward a bit

5. Take the club back like your putting, which is why you made the shaft more vertical

6. Make a smooth forward stroke using the same length and pace as your backswing.

Once you have a good feel for the angle at which you need to place your wedge, stop using your putter. But continue working on this practice routine until you ingrain its other steps. Eventually, it will be come second nature. Bad chipping can cost you strokes.

Don’t let it. Improve your technique by practicing the routine explained above. You’ll not only improve your chipping, you’ll chop a boatload of strokes off your golf handicap.

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Hit It Sweet From The Start

If you’re like many golfers, you can’t always get to the range before playing. Your schedule just doesn’t permit it. So you tend to feel stiff at the start of a round. And even when you do make the range, you may still feel tight on the first hole. Nonetheless, you hit a good first drive.

You’re about 170 yards from the hole and in the fairway. Now what? Will you be able to hit an iron to the green? Below is an exercise that will prep you for the iron shot. Here are the six keys to this exercise:

  1. Take your address position
  2. Cock the club head straight up
  3. Take the club back by bending your wrists
  4. Check for wrinkles in your wrist
  5. Go back to address and swing
  6. The exercise warms up your wrist hinge

If you hinge your wrists properly during your takeaway, chances are good you’ll start your swing smoothly. Take your regular address position with your iron of choice. Cock the clubhead straight up and down until the shaft is just short of horizontal.

Take the club back by bending your right wrist and bowing your left until the shaft is parallel left of your target line (right for right-handers). (You should see wrinkles across the back of your right wrist.) Go back to your address position and hit the ball. Try to get your wrists in the same position as you did above. The exercise takes only a few seconds, so you should be able execute it quickly before swinging. You can probably run through it while the other guys are hitting. If it’s done correctly, the exercise improves your rhythm and helps you hit it sweet from the start.

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Driver Ball Position – Driver Golf Swing

I often see a number of amateurs prepare for their driver golf swing by walking up, after they have teed the ball up, they just take a step back and they address it. They grip the golf club and they address it, and they sort of just plot their feet down wherever they land, but let me tell you the proper way.

This way you’ll be able to get the ball in the correct position more often than not. After you have the golf ball and you’ve gripped it and you have addressed it, then you’ll just look down, take a peek down, and if this golf ball is running towards the left heel, then this is correct.

If you look down and you see the golf ball is a little too far forward off your left, that’s too far forward and you’ll probably see that the shoulders are aimed too far to the left.

On the other hand, if you look back down and you think the ball is too far back in your stance when you put this shaft along you, you’ll be aiming way off to the right.

So, after you’ve addressed the golf ball, all you have to do to get ready for your driver golf swing is bring the shaft up and lay it along your shoulder line, and it should be going in the direction you want to go with it.

If you get it too far back in your stance at address, you’ll wind up aiming your shoulders too far off to the right.

And if you get it off the left heel, this should be proper for most people.  Give that a try the next time out.

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Add Ten Yards To Your Irons

How well do you hit your irons? If you rarely take a good divot, chunk the longer clubs or hit them thin, and/or leave your approach shots short, you’re leaking power. Swinging harder only drains more power from your swing.

That’s because your arms outrace your body, the true seat of power in a golf swing. You must plug those power leaks in your iron swing to add yards to your swing. Here are six keys to plugging those power leaks:

  • Maintain your head behind the ball
  • Assume a powerful back arm position
  • Keep the shaft is ahead club at impact
  • Keep hips and arms are in the same place
  • Make sure the back of your front hand faces the target
  • Transfer your weight to your forward foot.

The key to hitting power irons is to arrive at impact with a descending blow. Unfortunately, some golfers swings are so flat, they can’t return the iron squarely to the ball at impact. Here’s a drill that teaches you to generate good clubface-to-ball contact with your irons: Stick an umbrella in the ground. Next, place a ball on the ground so that when you take your stance the heel of your back foot is about two feet from the umbrella. Swing back. If the club hits the umbrella, your swing is too flat.

Take numerous practice swings until you’re sure you’ll miss the umbrella on the way up. Before you hit balls, move the umbrella back six to ten inches, so you won’t hit it on the way back down. But use it as a reminder. Move it back to its original position when practicing. If your backswing path is flat, you can’t return the club squarely to the ball. You’ll hit weak irons no matter how fast or hard you swing. Work on the drills like the one described above to ingrained its fundamentals and plug the power leaks.

Making solid contact consistently adds yards to your irons and cuts strokes from your scores.

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How To Avoid Hitting Fat While Chipping

I just thought of a shot that I don’t see it very often, but for those of you that struggle with it, I wanted to give you a little golf tip on chipping, and I feel confident it will help you.

Do you hit fat shots when you chip the ball? In other words, do you hit the ball and it barely moves on the green?

You’ll hit it fat or you don’t hit any golf ball at all. You’ll hit it fat where you hit a little bit of golf ball, and then you’ll hit it fat where it moves, maybe 4 or 5 feet. The correct path that your chip shot’s supposed to travel on is just slightly, ever so slightly on the inside.

Well, if you’re hitting it fat, then here’s a little golf tip on chipping. You’re going too much outside, which makes the club go too vertical.

And the correction is you feel like you’re going to swing the club a little bit more inside, and then this will give you proper impact.

So, if you’re hitting your chip shots fat, you’re too vertical. The way to make sure that you round out the backswing is to let it travel a little bit to the inside, a little bit.

Short Game – Chipping Golf Instruction

I believe that the setup is the key to hitting a great chip shot. Of course, you need the backswing and the downswing, but if you’re not standing to it properly, hitting the golf ball with the correct impact is going to be a very difficult thing to do.

The next time you’re out playing, check your ball position. Critical, the very first thing, make sure that the golf ball is in the middle of your stance, not off your left foot, not off your front foot, and not off your back foot, but in the middle.

The next part of the chipping golf instruction is to make sure you put your weight on your left leg, not in the middle, not on your right leg, but on your left leg. And when you do that, take the butt end of the club, and push it over to your belt buckle.

So, you see the angle you have? This enables the golf club to swing up and down so you’ll make solid contact with the golf ball.

And then, this will enable the golf club to go up so it comes back down and makes solid contact with the golf ball. Try that the next time you go to the golf course.

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Mastering The Three Wood

The shorter your approach shot to the green, the better your chances of hitting it in regulation (GIR) and making par. The number of greens hit in regulation is a telling statistic – as I’ve explained in my golf tips newsletter.

Why – because players who hit a lot of greens in regulation tend to have lower golf handicaps. Those who don’t tend to have higher golf handicaps. The 3-wood is a great club for aggressive players. It’s also a great club for senior players who may have lost some flexibility and power over the years, but can still play well.

The 3-wood is the second longest club in your bag, so it can be hard to hit for some. Hitting a crisp 3-wood from a tight lie is especially challenging, as I tell students attending my golf instruction sessions, no matter how good you are.

You can use the 3-wood in man situations. Since it’s shorter than the driver, it’s easier to control, so you can use it off the tee on tight fairways. Using the 3-wood ton the tee may cost you some distance, but it increases your chances of hitting the fairway.

In fact, some players who can’t hit a driver hit a 3-wood off the tee instead. Players also use the 3-wood to chip with when on the fringe, in a fairway bunker if the bunker’s lip is low, and on long par-3s when there’s a head wind. But the 3-wood is used mostly off the deck on par 5s, when you need a good second shot. Another common use of the 3-wood is on long par 4s, where you need a long second shot to reach the green. Hitting a good 3-wood there can put you on the green in two, something neither a long iron nor a hybrid can do.

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