Raw power isn’t enough to win a truckload of majors in the modern era, and Tiger knows that. These are the three key elements to Tiger’s imaginative and dominating short game.
Hinge Factor: Setup & Backswing
• Tiger’s hands remain ahead of the clubhead at impact. He doesn’t try to help the ball into the air by “scooping it.” You shouldn’t either.
• Weight shifts to front side.
• Hips rotate slightly toward the target. This keeps the arms and body in sync, aiding in distance control.
• Clubhead finishes below hands, face pointed to the sky.
Drill: Imagine Better Chips
Pretend there’s an egg resting between your wrists when you chip. If you try to scoop under the ball you’ll crush the egg. Maintain the ideal wrist position—hands leading the clubhead—and you’ll make solid contact and keep the egg in one piece. That’ll come in handy at your imaginary breakfast.