Tiger Woods’ second shot from behind a tree near the fairway on the par-4 12th hole at the AT &T at “Congo” aka Congressional is yet another example of his mental toughness. Like how do you go full bore on a shot where you’ll inevitably it the tree? At best merely ding the club shaft. And at worst be forced to take yet another break to sort out your body ailments.
We’ve long admired Bubba’s hook shot with a short iron at the Masters’ play off and now we have Tiger showing a touch of genius and guts. Jim Suttie at golf.com shows us how it’s (physically) done. The mental toughness side is not mentioned.
"Here’s how to practice hitting with a tree in the path of your follow through. Put a golf bag or a shaft in front of you and a bit to the left, so that if you bang the object coming through you won’t hurt yourself. Take one or two extra clubs. If you need to hit a 150-yard shot and your 7-iron flies 150, take a five iron. Position the ball a little back in your stance, choke down on the grip and shift your weight to the left so you have more than half your weight on your left side. Making those adjustments will enable you to make a V-shaped swing rather than a normal U-shaped motion. With the vertical descent and follow through of the V-shape, you can avoid hitting the object in front of you. Here’s the link to Jim
Quote of the Day “My mind is my main asset.” Tiger Woods
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