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Tiger Woods Pre Hank Haney

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I like it. Did you find the clips on Youtube mostly, or other sites too?

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Great job! IMO, his iron swing was one of the best of all-time. It just looked like he was going to hit it perfect every time.

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great stuff! that song is pretty awful tho, but great clips. that 6 iron from the bunker is still one of the most stunning things ive ever seen...

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Is it my own ignorance, or does it appear that he didn't dip his head nearly as bad as he does now. There was some movement then, but now it's really pronounced. And a lot more lower body action then, too. Halcyon days...

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Woods had a better swing with John Anselmo, who showed Woods how to swing like Sam Snead from age 10 to 18, No doubt Woods improved under Butch Harmon, and didn't do so bad under Hank Haney ........ the problem now is more off the course that affects the on course, and not so much the teacher IMO

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Is it my own ignorance, or does it appear that he didn't dip his head nearly as bad as he does now. There was some movement then, but now it's really pronounced. And a lot more lower body action then, too. Halcyon days...

His swing used to be much more hip oriented. Now it is a little more shoulder and wrist oriented. As for the head movement, I don't really know. When he is playing poorly the head tends to dip more, but that is usually an aftereffect of other problems more than one in itself.

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Great stuff... I noticed the lower-body action, too, and wonder if he could do that now given his knee condition. In fact, I recall him saying he and Hank changed his swing partly to make it easier on his knee, and that was pre-ACL surgery.

All the hullabaloo with his off-course antics aside, I must say I miss watching the guy play. I don't care what anyone says, golf is just not the same without him.

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We're taking a look at Tiger's swing with Butch and Hank this week in my Methods of Teaching class. My roommate is a week ahead and they already did. I guess it looks much better now...weird. I'll let you guys know, my roommate can be an idiot sometimes but who knows.

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Everyone saying it's about the hips... yeah: http://thesandtrap.com/forum/threads...-2000-vs.-2010

Also look at how steep his shoulders are at the top.

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Hank also said tiger starting spending hours a day in the gym. He got alot bigger than when he first turned pro. I mean look at the pics, hes like a string bean, now hes bulky. That will change your swing a little when you workout like that.

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i dont think that driver shot over the trees was pre haney. I think I remember that being in 2005 where he beat mickelson on the last hole at doral? or was it at the Honda or something.

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Let's face up to the key point... the earlier Tiger got the club back in a position where he could move and turn through the shot freely. It was steeper, the club more down the line when needed and allowed him to hit the long draw blast, the zinger fade, and the hold off cut shot. Today he has to manipulate his downswing to do that, as well as time his hand action. All that means less power on a relative basis. Just an opinion.

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Very youthful swing. I dont think tiger could swing like that anymore even if he wanted to.

interesting point. i dont know if i agree or not...

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interesting point. i dont know if i agree or not...

Its true with many golfers. Tigers younger swing was explosive and violent. You cant keep that up forever. Perhaps he can go back to some of the positions he had when he was younger, but he is never going to swing like he was in the video at his age.

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