hooked into the trees
par-4 12th hole at Warwick Hills
WHEN: Final round
of the Buick Open
At 7,561 yards, Medinah is a lot longer than both Warwick Hills and Hoylake, so
while he may be able to play conservatively off the tee sometimes, Woods will
have to hit driver. And as he showed on the back nine on Sunday--when he hit
three hooks and a block with the big dog--the driver can still get him in
trouble. He swings so hard with the driver that he often gets his arms stuck
behind his rotating body, causing wild pushes and pulls.
Drill Keeps You on Plane
To hit the driver
straight, you must have the club on plane halfway down and your arms in front
of you. To groove the position, try hitting shots at half speed with a
six-iron. Swing back to the top, pause, then bring the club halfway down and
pause again. The shaft should be parallel to the ground and to your toe line
(YES). Swing back to the top, pause, come halfway down again and pause. Now
swing back to the top and, without pausing, hit the ball.
teaches at the David Glenz Golf Academy in Hamburg, N.J.
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