wedge to three feet
par-4 14th hole at East Lake Golf Club
when: Final round
of the Tour Championship
why: Woods flushes
irons and hits so many stiff, as he did at 14 on Sunday, because he traps the
ball better than anybody else. He hits down so his club face contacts the ball
first and then the turf. At impact Woods squeezes the ball between the club
face and the turf, and doing so produces perfect trajectory and backspin. It
also adds distance because his downward arc delofts the face by a half
To Pure Irons, Try
My Two-Tee Drill
To compress the ball instead of scooping, you must hit the ball first, not the
turf. Practice by putting a tee two inches in back of the clubhead with the tee
sticking up a quarter of an inch. Put another tee two inches ahead of the ball
and three quarters of an inch above ground (inset top). Swing so you miss the
back tee, hit the ball and knock the forward tee into the air, leaving a divot
in front of where the ball had been sitting (inset bottom).
Bosdosh teaches at
the Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.
"Why all the fuss over whether Woods has dumped Hank Haney as his teacher?
He'd win as much with Elin as his instructor. "