Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs was online today at from noon to 1 p.m. EST to answer your questions and analyze your swing videos. If you missed Brady, he'll be back next Tuesday for another Ask the Top 100 Live. Thanks to everyone for your questions and comments. Get your videos and questions in early next week so I can be sure to get to them. Have a great week.... Ichabod crane asks at 1:19: What do you think about Haney leaving Tiger via text? Who should be his next coach (other than Butch)? I have no idea what the communication has been like between Tiger and Haney since the Masters. I have the impression that it hasn't been great. I am sure anyone in that situation would prefer to speak to the other party in person or at least over the phone. Who knows, maybe Haney tried and wasn't successful. In any event it sounds like the correct outcome has occurred and they can both move on. When it comes to his next coach my guess is Tiger will take some time before making a decision. Andrew asks at 1:14: I am a longtime golfer who plays to about a ten handicap. My problem is simple--the dreaded "chicken-wing." It is as if there is something wrong with my arms! Can you help? The chicken wing is a result of a faulty path, not a cause of anything else. If the arms and club are away from your body coming into impact, they will get closer to your body after impact leading to the chicken wing. To fix the problem and greatly improve your distance and accuracy the club must be coming down more from the inside with your arms closer to your body. This will allow both your arms and the club to go OUT after impact creating the extension you are looking for. It is that simple. Matt T. asks at 1:05: I think it's time Tiger paired up with Brady Riggs. Your analysis on comments are spot on. Keep up the great work. I always knew I had very intelligent students and followers here on the instruction blog. I would be more than happy to have Tiger on my lesson tee. I am sure he will get things cleaned up with his technique with a fresh approach. Stay tuned to Golf Magazine as we are working on an in-depth article about Tiger's swing. Joe asks at 1:00: Any advice would help. I shoot high 70s to low 80s and lack real power. I've read about the tush line before and notice that it is a problem in my swing too, but I find it hard to straighten my left leg on the downswing while maintaining it.
Mike asks at 12:33: Brady... In looking at video, my clubface looks a little too open right before impact and pretty closed right after... like I am flipping it or something... what causes this and how do you fix? Just so you don't go fixing something that isn't broken, there are many players that play with the face slightly open approaching impact and have a full roll through impact to square it up. If you are erratic with your contact and think this is the issue, there are three places to look at as a cause of the open clubface. The first and most obvious spot is your grip. If either hand, especially your left or top hand, is in a weak position, it can cause the face to be open. If the left wrist is bent on the DOWNSWING, especially approaching impact, then the clubface will be open. Finally, the shaft can be on an overly shallow angle of attack, which could cause the clubface to lay back in an open position. I would check your mechanics in this order to determine which is the cause of the issue and then adjust accordingly. Here is something to keep in mind: If you get the face square and release as you had before, the ball will go way left. Don't be surprised if this happens as it would be expected. Your "flip" will become unnecessary with the change in clubface position and will need to be mellowed to straighten out the shot.