It wasn’t that long ago that we were all thinking  it wouldn’t be a matter of WILL Tiger Woods break Jack Nicklaus’ record Major Championship haul of titles but WHEN would he do so.

Now 6 years removed from his last Major victory at the 2008 US Open and with a 2014 campaign behind him of missed cuts- zero wins- injury troubles and a break up from his coach Sean Foley what can we look forward to in the upcoming years?

How can Woods reverse the trend and give himself the opportunity to again look at Jack’s records with a gleam in the eye and a grin on his chin rather than an inconsolate look of fear of the unknown.

The obvious question beckons….What should he do from here?

 

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For those who have read through my website you will see I don't put as much of a high regard on the backswing as many golf instructors tend to do. The glaring reasons being that 1) there have been so many different looking backswings in the history of golf that have performed and repeated with exemplary results.... and.... 2) the backswing is MAINLY a way of taking the club back in a manner that will enable the golfer the best way they know how to put them into THEIR hitting area.

Therefore...IF a golfer has a flawed idea about the concept of what hitting the ball is actually like then trying to force his backswing into something that won't allow that 'idea' of their hit to occur is not going to help matters much. In most cases it will only make matters worse because now the golfer has to manipulate even more movements to get back to the ball in the only manner he knows how.

This is the main reason I teach in the manner I do. I teach what the HIT is first and foremost and in many circumstances my students backswings actually change for the better because their concept of strike has altered for the better also.

So what is the HIT?

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The Zone- that airless floating indescribable place we wander off to when we seem to have our best rounds of golf.  What is the zone? And HOW can we visit it more often in our journey to better golf?

Let’s change the word “Zone” to the word “Comfort” instead….because that is what it really is.

There is a certain type of comfort in our ability that allows us to slow down and analyse and make better decisions for better results. Comfort comes from confidence. Confidence in one’s ability to be able to produce the necessary shot that is presented before us. Obviously good practice and the experience of practicing and performing well struck solid shots to a specific distance and target spread out over the vast landscape of shots we may need throughout a round of golf will help us have at least one hand on the Zone area. So we can never under estimate the practice it takes to work on and understand how to hit ANY shot.

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Many may have seen me write about how I am not a big believer in using alignment sticks on the ground as an alignment tool...let me explain why I believe they aren't all that important or beneficial.

 

The main problem with the obsession with address alignments is that NOTHING looks the same at impact......

 

At address the feet are flat but at impact the right heel is off the ground.... At address the knees are square but at impact the knees are not where they were......At address the hips are square or near square yet at impact the hips are normally (or should be) open...At address the shoulders are square or near square but at impact the shoulders are normally open.....At address the head is in one place yet at impact the head is usually lower- because of ALL the above.

Hands- Arms- Club...ALL different. At address no pressure...yet at impact there are tons of pressures (hopefully!!!!)....... EVERYTHING CHANGES.

 

Read more: So Where Should I Aim?