Tuesday, April 04, 2006

This Week Needs To Be A National Holiday

Why?
It's time for THE MASTERS, that's why.

Here's a look at what your 2nd shot on the short but dangerous par 5 #13 may look like.

I had the 3rd pick in this year's Master's pool, Tiger went first, Phil Mickelson 2nd......I took Retief Goosen.





Okay, a quick analysis of Tiger's swing. This isn't from the range, this is from last years Master's. His weight is perfectly positioned on the back, inside part of his right foot, left knee is pointing just inside of the ball, hips are at a 45 degree angle to the ball, his right forearm is perpendicular to the ground (that is awesome), the back of his left hand is flat, not cupped, the club is parallel to the ground, check out the position of the clubhead in that little triangle area, you can almost draw a straight line from his right shoulder to his left shoulder to the ball. This might sound weird to non-golfers, but his swing is beautiful. Love him or hate him, Tiger is The Man on the golf course, it's between Jack and Tiger as the best of all time. One more thing, major kudos goes to his parents for raising an incredibly gifted athlete who is so well grounded. Tiger is one of the really good guys.......but........I'll be pulling for The Goose this weekend!

4 Comments:

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous antone, seattle said...

Wow, now I know why don't play golf, looks easy but sounds complicated. How the heck do you guys think of all of those things when swinging? Just curious.

Antone

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

After years of practice, it's mainly muscle memory from hours and hours of practice, there are really only just a few thoughts that go through your mind....when you pull off a shot such as hitting a 5 iron with a high cut just over a bunker and landing it next to the flagstick, it's total satisfaction, hard to explain!

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

The title should be taken with a grain of salt, I just love The Masters week.

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I'd stick to target shooting (easier).

 

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